Windows 10: Scanning External Storage

Discus and support Scanning External Storage in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; How do I scan a flash drive for viruses? Or any external storage device?... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by TXSM, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. TXSM Win User

    Scanning External Storage


    How do I scan a flash drive for viruses? Or any external storage device?

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  2. JoeJY Win User

    Windows defender custom scan does not scan external drives

    I have Defender Windows 10. I tried using custom scan to select and scan external drives. The screen listing the drives comes up, but the "OK" button remains grayed out so unable to scan any of the drives listed. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
    JoeJY, Jan 26, 2020
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  3. Brian Cab Win User
    Windows defender custom scan does not scan external drives

    Hi Joe,

    to scan external drives using Windows Defender, follow the steps provided below.

    • Open Windows Defender.
    • Go to Settings tab.
    • Select the Advanced option.
    • tick the checkbox for Scan removable drives.

    Regards.
     
    Brian Cab, Jan 26, 2020
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  4. JoeJY Win User

    Scanning External Storage

    Windows defender custom scan does not scan external drives

    I tried the custom scan in Defender Windows 10. It brings up the list of drives but the "OK" button remains grayed out when I select any drive in the list, so still unable to scan external drives... Any suggestion would be appreciated.
     
    JoeJY, Jan 26, 2020
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