Windows 10: Windows Defender won't finish scan

Discus and support Windows Defender won't finish scan in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I hope I don't forget anything. I was watching NASA live on YouTube. One of my messages was deleted. I sent another but someone else's name appeared. I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Sirppy, May 11, 2020.

  1. Sirppy Win User

    Windows Defender won't finish scan


    I hope I don't forget anything. I was watching NASA live on YouTube. One of my messages was deleted. I sent another but someone else's name appeared. I was frightened so I quickly closed YouTube and then went on to restart my pc.

    When it came back on I tried to run a scan with my Internet security program, it stuck at 34% as I recall.


    Then I decided to shut off this program I normally use and turn on Windows Defender but when I went to turn Defender on I noted that neither program was checked to run so I checked Windows Defender. Oh and it also said at the top:PC status: Potentially unprotected.


    I then started a scan but it won't finish either although it is closer to being finished. It's been scanning almost an hour but the number of files scanned have not increased. It's supposedly doing a quick scan.

    I don't know what to do.

    I try not to use any Windows programs other than Word and Wordpad so I've no idea if I can find this page again but will bookmark it and hope that works.

    It's now 2:36pm here

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    :)
     
    Sirppy, May 11, 2020
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  2. windows defender scan not finish

    windows defender scan not finish and stop time ...
     
    Iounes Manoochehri, May 11, 2020
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    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, May 11, 2020
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  4. Windows Defender won't finish scan

    Windows Defender can't finish a quick scan

    Original Title: windows defender scan

    I am running windows defender on windows 10. Windows Defender can't finish a quick scan
     
    ahmedmoftah, May 11, 2020
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