Are you a Windows 10 user? If yes, then Windows Defender must be installed in your PC. It helps you to protect your Windows from different kind of viruses. Learn about how to schedule a Windows Defender scan in Windows 10 with the help of these simple settings.
If any third party antivirus is installed in the PC, then Windows Defender will might be disabled. If there is no such any other antivirus is installed in your PC, then knowing how to schedule a Windows Defender scan is very useful for you.
How to Schedule a Windows Defender Scan
Whenever the users turn on their PC, the Windows Defender automatically start scanning their PC in the background. If any virus or malware is detected in the PC, then it shows a warning to take action against it. There is no such direct method to schedule a scan in Windows Defender in Windows 10, but the users can use the desktop app “Task Scheduler” for this purpose. The whole procedure is as follows:
- After turning on your PC, go to start menu and search for “Task Scheduler“.
- Open it and double-click on the “Task Scheduler Library” in the left panel.
- Then, expand the “Microsoft” option by double clicking on it.
- Click on the “Windows” and expand it. Many entries will be displayed in the list.
- Scroll down to look for the “Windows Defender” and open it.
- Click on the third entry named as “Windows Defender Scheduled Scan“.
- Right-click on this entry and go to “Properties“.
- Then, Windows Defender Scheduled Scan Properties (Local Computer) box will be opened.
- Go to the second option “Triggers” and click on the box “New“.
- Then, schedule the scan of your own choice. Select each and everything of your own choice. Select the Date and Time that is more suitable for you. Also, choose how many number of days, you want to scan your PC.
- Click on the option “OK“. That`s it.
The users can schedule a scan in Windows Defender in Windows 10 easily by following the given above steps. So, don`t wait. Just schedule a scan in Windows Defender and save your PC from all kinds of viruses and malware.