Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 10, 8 Tips

 
Windows Defender Scheduled Scan – If Windows Defender is on then it will let know you whenever a spyware and unwanted software try to install itself into your system. The only problem with the Windows Defender in Windows 10, 8 is that you can’t setup automatic scheduled scans by default. Now if you want to setup a scheduled scan of Windows Defender to run automatically then you have to follow the tips below.

 

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How to Setup Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 10, 8

  • Go to Start Screen.
  • Open the Charms bar from the right edge of the Start Screen.
  • Click on the Search option.
  • Type Scheduled Tasks in the search field.
  • Scheduled Tasks will come, select it.

Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 8 Tips

  • If you are on Windows 10, write Scheduled Tasks in Cortana search area and click on the same at the top under best match.

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Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 8 Tips

  • Follow this path –

Task Scheduler Libray\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Defender on the left side of the window

  • Click on  Windows Defender Scheduled Scan on the right side of the page.
  • Double click on it.

Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 8 Tips

  • A new Windows Defender Scheduled Scan Properties window prompts on the screen.
  • Click the Triggers tab.

Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 8 Tips

  • You have to create a new Trigger, click New link.

Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 8 Tips

  • A new Trigger window appears on the screen.
  • Then use the drop down menu of Being the task and select On a schedule.

Windows Defender Scheduled Scan to Run Automatically on Windows 8 Tips

  • Now set up the time and date you want it to run.
  • You can make it run daily, weekly, monthly or even just one time also.
  • Click Ok to save your settings.

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