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  1. #1


    Posts : 35
    windows 8.1

    Windows Defender


    just bought a new PC a week ago with windows 8.1. As i understand windowd defender should scan daily during the maintenance time but windows defender has not scanned my computer in 3 days and the computer has not been shut down. Is there something i am missing here?

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  2. #2


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    There are tasks in task scheduler that run a quick scan daily (among other things). Scans sometimes get interrupted by other events, like downloading a new virus DB. You can look in Event Viewer under Windows Defender to see what is happening. In mine the scan gets interrupted on a regular basis but then it will run again later in the day and complete.

    I don't see the point of daily scans since real time protection is constantly monitoring anyway. Belt and suspenders I guess.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 35
    windows 8.1


    Does it ever do a full scan on its own or does it only do quick scans?
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