Windows Defender, erstwhile Microsoft anti-spyware is a helpful product that protects you from malware. This product is built into Windows 8.
Windows Defender runs in the background and lets you know when your intervention is required. You can always perform a scan as per your convenience to check for viruses, spyware or other malicious software. But did you know that you could schedule an automatic scan in Windows defender ? If not, you have come to the right place.
How to schedule an automatic scan in Windows Defender
If you would like to perform a scheduled or automatic scan in Windows Defender, this article will enable you to do just that. Here is how it works:
1) Open the Task Scheduler. To do this, open the start screen and search for “Schedule”.
2) Once you are in, navigate to Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Windows Defender on the left hand pane of the window.
3) Double Click on the “Windows Defender Scheduled Scan”. Select the “Triggers” tab and click on “New”.
4) You can define the schedule now as per your requirement for an automatic scan in windows defender. We have a wide variety of options to choose from, starting from daily, weekly or even monthly.
This was a pretty simple tip on how to schedule an automatic scan in windows defender. Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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