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    If you do not set a task for a scan doesn't defender scan the whole computer when it is idle?.

    After a initial full scan is it really necessary to scan the whole computer weekly as it defender scans every file you open as you use them?

    Tony

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    It is not necessary to do a full scan unless it finds a virus, and it does not do a scan from what I have seen unless you set one, at least I have never seen it do one by itself when idle because I set it immediately for a scheduled scan but I could be wrong on this point
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    I set it to scan weekly on a quick scan at a certain date and time
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