Windows 10: Windows 10 Defender shuts down computer when trying to run a full scan

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  1. bbran Win User

    Windows 10 Defender shuts down computer when trying to run a full scan


    Twice now I have attempted to run a full scan and both times I return to check on the computer and it has shut down. How do I correct this?

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  2. windows defender scanning stopped

    Hi Mary,

    As per the issue description you are unable to scan your computer using Windows Defender. While scanning your system you are getting an error message "Your PC couldn't be scanned. This program's service has stopped. You can start the service manually or
    restart you computer, which will start the service."

    The issue could be if the service responsible for Windows defender either get corrupted or is stopped. Try the steps provided below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    Method 1

    I would suggest you to check if the services responsible for Windows Defender are running. If it is running make sure the status is Automatic. You may follow the steps provided below to check the services.

    • Press Windows key + R to open run box.
    • Type services.msc and hit enter.
    • There should be 2 services: Windows Defender Service
      and Windows Defender Network14.
    • Right click on each service and start the service if not running.

    Method 2

    If issue persists, try to refer the articles mentioned below and see if it helps you to fix the issue.

    Updating your Microsoft antimalware and antispyware software

    How to troubleshoot definition update issues for Windows Defender


    Problems starting Windows Defender in Windows 8/8.1/10

    Help protect my computer with Windows Defender

    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Sep 17, 2020 at 1:46 AM
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  3. Bree Win User
    Defender not Running Regular Scan


    I've never understood the need some people feel to set up a scheduled task to run a Defender scan. For the past year the automatic maintenance has run Defender scans for me.

    That is, until the Anniversary Upgrade - it broke something and Defender never ran another scan. It finally alerted me that a scan was long overdue. I followed the suggestion on another thread...
    Windows Defender No Longer Performs AutoScan
    ...and the automatic maintenance scans are back to running regularly again.
     
  4. Windows 10 Defender shuts down computer when trying to run a full scan

    How do I get Windows Defender to run a daily scan?

    Hi Bill,

    To run the Windows Defender automatically, we suggest that you follow the steps on this link:

    Schedule a scan in Windows Defender.


    Regards.
     
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