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Windows Defender - SCAN

  1. #1


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64

    Windows Defender - SCAN


    Hi to ALL,

    I would like to know how to scan files or folder or drives with Windows Defender?

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    As long as you have no third party anti virus program, Window Defender is active and running all the time. Do a search for Windows Defender in the charms bar or just type in the Start Screen then click it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    @Nuccii , I know that is active all the time. But I don't have a 3rd party anti virus and I want to be able to scan any files or usb or drive at my command.
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    @ered, Open Windows Defender as I stated in my posts and from there you can do a Quick Scan.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ered,

    If you mean for an individual file, folder, or drive, then you might see if the tutorial below may work for you.

    Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  6. #6


    Posts : 68
    Window 8.1.1 Pro X64


    Thanks I have it now.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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