How to start a Windows Defender scan

This article will guide you through initiating a scan in Windows Defender

How to start a manual Windows Defender scan
  1. Click the Windows start button in the lower left corner of your screen StartButton

  2. Click the gear icon to open the settings window WinSettingsIcon

  3. Click the "Update & Security" tab SecurityTab

  4. Click on the "Windows Security" tab WinSecurityTab

  5. Click the "Open Windows Security Button" OpenWinSe

  6. Click the "Virus & Threat Protection" tab VirusAndThreatProtection

  7. Click "Scan Options" ScanOptions

  8. Select the "Full Scan" radio button. Scroll down and click "Scan Now" to begin the scan FullScanButton

  9. You can minimize this window and let the scan run in the background. Don't turn off your computer while the scan is running. You should receive a notification when the scan is complete. You can navigate back to the menu in step 6 to see the date of the most recent scan

Keywords:windows defender scan antivirus malware virus   Doc ID:107808
Owner:Jackson K.Group:School of Education
Created:2020-12-14 11:08 CDTUpdated:2020-12-14 11:15 CDT
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