Windows 10: scanning for viruses

Discus and support scanning for viruses in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Could you tell me how to use Windows Defender? I usually open the folders, then close them before starting the scanning. Will the scanning look through... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ChristineWittmeyer, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. scanning for viruses


    Could you tell me how to use Windows Defender? I usually open the folders, then close them before starting the scanning. Will the scanning look through all the folders and programs if I don’t open these folders?

    :)
     
    ChristineWittmeyer, Aug 24, 2018
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  2. scanned documents

    Hello,

    By default, scans are saved in a Scans folder inside the Pictures. Here are the steps on how to get there:

    • Press Windows and type pictures
    • Click Pictures and double-click the Scans folder.

    Furthermore, we suggest that you repair your Word application by following the steps on this

    link
    .

    Let us know how that turned out for you.
     
    Marilou Ser, Aug 24, 2018
    #2
  3. Swapna S Win User
    Unable to remove Viruses

    Hi Tony,

    I appreciate for performing the steps to fix the issue.

    I will certainly help you with the issue you are experiencing.

    This issue might occur due to downloading games from a website without any safety precautions on your PC.

    Please follow below mentioned issue to resolve the issue:

    Method 1:

    I would suggest you to run Microsoft Safety Scanner on your PC to scan and fix the viruses on your PC.

    Please refer below link to run the Microsoft Safety Scanner.

    https://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx

    The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and helps remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.

    Note: All your files that are corrupted or virus attached will be deleted while you run Microsoft Safety Scanner.

    Method 2:

    Step 1: Install Windows Updates and run a full System Scan using
    Windows Defender.

    To install Windows Update,

    Navigate to “Start->Settings->Updates and Security->Windows update->check for updates->Install updates”.

    Or


    • Press “Windows key + R” and type
      “control update”
      and press ok.

    • Click on check for updates option and click on
      Install updates.
    To run Windows Defender,


    • Navigate to “Start->Settings-> Updates and Security->Windows Defender->open Windows Defender”.

    • Select the option “full” under
      “scan option”
      and click on “scan now”.
    Note: time taken to scan your full system depends on the size of the file you have on your PC.

    Step 2: Uninstall unknown programs.

    I would suggest you to check, if any unknown programs are installed on your PC.


    • Press “Windows key + X” from your keyboard and click on
      “Control panel”.

    • Change to “Large Icon” under “View by” (you will see at right top corner of the windows).

    • Click on “Programs and Features” option.

    • Select and right click on the unknown programs (if installed) and click on
      uninstall/remove.
    I would like to inform that usually Appdata folder will be hidden, please refer to below link to
    unhide files and folders on Windows 10.

    Please follow below mentioned steps to unhide files and folder.


    • Press “Windows key + E” from your keyboard.

    • Go to the tab View->check “Hidden” option.
    Please get back to us with the updated issue for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Swapna S, Aug 24, 2018
    #3
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    Question on viruses and documents

    Once the virus is removed just use a reputable antivirus program like AVG. I suggest AVG because it does check usb devices for viruses automatically once you stick the usb drive into the usb port.
     
    EastCoasthandle, Aug 24, 2018
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