Windows 10: Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error

Discus and support Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi, This problem is occurring on a new Dell laptop (Latitude 7480 with Windows 10 Pro 1809, auto-updates turned on). The problem started a week or... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Ray Porter, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error


    Hi,

    This problem is occurring on a new Dell laptop (Latitude 7480 with Windows 10 Pro 1809, auto-updates turned on). The problem started a week or two ago when Windows Defender reported no recent successful scans. I can run a scan manually with no problems. However, the default scheduled scan fails with an 0x2 regardless of whether I start it manually or let it run as scheduled.


    I see this error has a fairly long history but I don't see any real resolution anywhere. Is there a current suggested solution?


    Thanks,

    Ray Porter

    :)
     
    Ray Porter, Jun 2, 2019
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  2. Eagle51 Win User

    Windows Defender Scheduled Scan returns result 0x2


    Hey bru,
    I'm curious what command you're using for your wd task (i.e. Action Tab). I'm just doing a daily signature update and quick scan.


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    Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error [​IMG]

    Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error [​IMG]

    Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error [​IMG]

    Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error [​IMG]
     
    Eagle51, Jun 2, 2019
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  3. mwidunn Win User
    Windows Defender Scheduled Scan does not work; message 0x2 is returned


    Microsoft claims that one can schedule Defender to run a scan according to a specified schedule (e. g., everyday at 8 P. M.). See: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...nder-antivirus

    Yet, even after having followed Microsoft Support's own instructions (see screencapture below), I have failed every time in getting it to run. All I keep getting is: 0x2 . . . which seems to mean that something interfered with the execution of the process.


    Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error [​IMG]


    Any thoughts on how to make this work?
     
    mwidunn, Jun 2, 2019
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  4. Crizal Win User

    Windows Defender scheduled scans failing with 0x2 error

    Windows Defender Scheduled Scan returns result 0x2


    Hi Mcd73165. This is an old issue that dates way back to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Some folks got the problem immediately. Others get it at a later time. In my case, it started in April after a cumulative update. Microsoft forums are loaded with this issue and a slew of suggestions. Some work -- most don't. The common fix is to do what you did -- create your own scheduled scan. In my case, the problem was solved by another cumulative update, which, from everything I've read, usually does not fix the issue.

    Take a look at this thread I started in April. Windows Defender Errors Solved - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Crizal, Jun 2, 2019
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