How to schedule Windows Defender scans

How to schedule a Windows Defender Antivirus scan in Windows 10 You can run Windows Defender Antivirus scans according to your schedule and in this guide we will walk you through the steps to do so in USA. Windows Defender Antivirus is the security solution available in every Windows 10 installation to protect your device and files from viruses, spyware, ransomware and other unwanted malware and online threats in USA. Antimalware offers real-time protection to proactively detect and remove malware, and you also have the option to start a scan manually. You can also schedule a Windows Defender Antivirus scan for a day of the month and at a time of your choosing for an extra layer of security in USA. However, this isn’t an option you can enable through the Windows security app. Instead, you have to set it up manually using Task Scheduler in USA. In this Windows 10 guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to schedule a manual Windows Defender Antivirus scan on your computer. How to schedule a Windows Defender Antivirus scan using Task Scheduler in USA.

How to schedule a Windows Defender Antivirus scan using Task Scheduler

To manually schedule a Windows Defender virus scan on your device, do the following:

1.Open Home.

  1. Search for Task Scheduler and click on the first result to open the application.
  2. Navigate to the following location: Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Windows Defender

4.Right-click the Windows Defender Scheduled Scan task and select Properties.

Click on the Triggers tab.

Click on the New button.

Use the Start Task drop-down menu to select one of many triggers including On a schedule, On startup in USA, Unlock station and many more. For this guide, select the Scheduled option. Select the Weekly option on the left (or the option that best fits your situation). Use the “Start” settings to set when the task should run and at what time (very important). Enter the number of weeks you will repeat the activity in USA. Mark the day of the week the scan should be performed. Click the OK button. (Optional) Click the Conditions tab.

In the Power section, select Shut down when the computer enters battery mode to avoid affecting the battery life of the laptop in USA.

Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, the built-in antivirus will run automatically according to the schedule you set.

How to schedule a custom Windows Defender Antivirus scan using Task Scheduler

If using the built-in task doesn’t work or you get error 0x2 in the Last Run Result column, you can set up your own schedule with a new task in USA.

To create a custom malware scan using Task Scheduler, do the following:

1.Open Home.

2.Search for Task Scheduler, click the above result to open the application.

3.Right click on the ‘Task Scheduler Library’ branch and select the ‘New Folder’ option. Enter a name for the folder in USA. For example MyTasks. (This step is not required but recommended to separate tasks from system tasks.) Click the OK button. Expand the Task Scheduler Library branch and select the My Tasks folder. Click on the Actions menu. Select the Create Task option in USA.

In the “Name” field, enter a descriptive name for the business. For example, the My Windows Defender Antivirus scheduled task.

In the “Security options” section, you can configure which administrator account is allowed to perform the task. Quick tip:

If you’re using an account with administrator privileges, the standard user should be fine in USA.

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