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windows defender auto scan

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    xp32 home /xp32 pro /vista64 /win7 64 /win8 64

    windows defender auto scan


    hi i am trying to stop defender doing auto scans which seem to happen about 7 pm aus time which screws up my tv recordings for some reason
    i would like to get it to scan early morning but cannot seem to find where to change the time it scans in win 8

    thanks brad

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    Win 8 64-bit


    It runs as part of Automatic Maintenance, which IIRC runs daily when your computer is idle.

    What time is set in Action Centre > Maintenance > Change Maintenance Settings?
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    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    to change the schedule for WD, all you need to do is in Search type Task Schedule
    then click on Schedule Tasks
    Click on Task Schedule Library
    Microsoft
    click on Windows Defender
    Highlight the MP Schedule Scan in the middle box
    and double click it
    Click on the Triggers Tab
    Click on Edit
    change the day/time and click SAVE
    that's it
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    xp32 home /xp32 pro /vista64 /win7 64 /win8 64


    thanks very much sorry it took so long to get back here
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    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    Not a problem, as long as you could change the schedule is all that matters 😃
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  6. #6


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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Is it possible to recreate the MP Scheduled Scan, mine is missing.
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