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No more Scheduling in Windows Defender in Windows 8?

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    Windows 8.1/Windows 7

    No more Scheduling in Windows Defender in Windows 8?


    Hello. I'm seeking help on my antivirus windows defender. I love windows defender because i am really safe on the internet and it doesn't affect the performance of my PC. I have used it in windows 7 before and i know that i could set scheduled scans daily. i use this a lot because I am forgetful and forget to scan regularly. but i cant seem to find this option in the windows 8 version.
    Heres what it looked like in 7: Thanks in advance.

    And heres what it looks like in 8:
    [IMG]file:///C:/Users/Ian/Desktop/defender.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/Users/Ian/Desktop/defender.jpg[/IMG]

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    Hi and welcome to EightForums.

    This tutorial should help you schedule a scan - Windows Defender Scheduled Scan - Set Up in Windows 8

    Regards,
    Jamie
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    USA
    Posts : 25
    Windows 8.1/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by JDobbsy1987 View Post
    Hi and welcome to EightForums.

    This tutorial should help you schedule a scan - Windows Defender Scheduled Scan - Set Up in Windows 8

    Regards,
    Jamie
    Thanks for your help. I was able to follow until I get to the place where you click "new task" because there isn't a buttonClick image for larger version
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    Try opening that task up (double click it or right click it and select properties) and the go to the Triggers tab, can you create a new trigger then?
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    Windows 8.1/Windows 7


    Yes, thanks. I followed the rest and was able to do it. Why did they have to remove so many features from the windows 8 one?
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    Glad you got it sorted, to be honest i'm not sure why that has been removed from the GUI?
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  7. #7


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    Windows 8.1/Windows 7

    No more Scheduling in Windows Defender in Windows 8?


    Stingy Microsoft
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No more Scheduling in Windows Defender in Windows 8?
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