Windows 10: Windows Defender scan stuck at 0%. Please help me

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  1. Windows Defender scan stuck at 0%. Please help me


    Hello,I've been trying to perform a defender full scan but it gets stuck at 0%. It reads ''full scan in progress. Estimated remaining time 00:00:00. 0 files verified.'' but the scan doesn't continue past 0%. Windows update from the start menu says my system is up to date. I've tried downloading the latest definitions, the 'mpam-fe' file from the Microsoft website, but the file doesn't work when I run it as administrator. The scans were working before, I've update my system using the windows update from the configurations menu recently but I'm not sure that's the problem.My system is:Windows 10

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    KyleBacchieri, Oct 17, 2021
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  2. defender scans

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    This issue might occur if you have set any task scheduler for Windows Defender.

    I suggest you to delete the task for Windows defender and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:


    • Search and open Schedule tasks.

    • In the left-hand menu, open the Task Scheduler Library, then select
      Microsoft >Windows >Windows Defender.

    • Double-click Windows Defender Scheduled Scan.

    • Select the Triggers panel, then select Delete.

    Hope it helps, reply to us with the status of your issue. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Santosh_Rai, Oct 17, 2021
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  3. Windows Defender update stuck on "0% Downloading"

    Good Morning

    For the last 3 weeks I for some reason can't update windows Defender. It's stuck on downloading.

    Definition Update for Windows Defender Antivirus - KB2267602 (Definition 1.275.1086.0)

    Status: Downloading - 0%

    Definition Update for Windows Defender Antivirus - KB2267602 (Definition 1.259.652.0)

    Status: Downloading - 0%

    Once the update doesn't work I get the following error message:

    Code:
    [b]Error 0x80070003 while downloading update for Windows Defender.
    [/b]
    I've tried everything also methods below:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to run the Windows Update troubleshooter and check if it helps.

    • Press Windows key, type troubleshooter in the search box and then press enter.
    • Select Troubleshooting. Click on
      view all
      and select Windows Update troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Try below given method if issue persist.

    Method 2:

    If issue persist I suggest you to reset Windows Update component. Kindly follow the below given steps.



    • Press Windows key + X, select Command prompt (Admin) to bring up elevated Command prompt.
    • Stop the BITS service, the Windows Update service, and the Cryptographic service. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
      • net stop bits
      • net stop wuauserv
      • net stop appidsvc
      • net stop cryptsvc
    • Rename the softare distribution folders backup copies. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
      • Ren %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.bak
      • Ren %systemroot%\system32\catroot2 catroot2.bak
    • Restart the BITS service, the Windows Update service, and the Cryptographic service. To do this, at a command prompt, type the following commands. Make sure that you press Enter after you type each command.
      • net start bits
      • net start wuauserv
      • net start appidsvc
      • net start cryptsvc
    • Restart your PC and check if it works.
    Method 3:

    The system file may have got corrupted due to corruption in system file. I suggest you to try the following steps:

    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.
    • In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth



    • Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.
     
    PierreCoetzee1, Oct 17, 2021
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    Windows Defender scan stuck at 0%. Please help me

    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, Oct 17, 2021
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