Defender Full scan


G

Guest

I recently installed Defender. I ran the default Quick Scan and all was
well. Then I wanted to try the Full Scan to see if there was nything lurking
around that Full Scan might discover. I set the Options to Full Scan and
closed Defender. When I open Defender again it shows Full Scan as the
selection.

BUT it always runs in Quick Scan mode. Why won't it run Full Scan?

River Rat
 
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Robinb

it defaults to quick scan.
It takes a long time depending on your the size of your hd and how much is
used to do a full scan so MS tells us if you want to do a full scan then
manually do it but the default is a quck scan.
robin
 
G

Guest

Hi Robin,

OT
Check Announcements for "Critical Update slipped in through the back door"

I know you have Vista, check your Update History also Add/Remove. I don't
have any records in the last one.
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G

Guest

How do you manually force a full scan?
I haven't found the protocol for doing that yet.
 
D

Dave M

See that very little white downward pointed protocol arrow net to the word
Scan and the magnifying glass? You might need that magnifying glass to see
it, but that will get you a manual full, or custom, as well as a quick
scan.
 
B

Bill Sanderson MVP

I stick with the help recommendations--scheduled quickscans, and a full scan
on occasion, especially if something appears to be wrong. A full scan can
take a long time, and it will likely find some stuff which while genuinely
malware, isn't a threat--in the TIF, or in a restore point. Do the full
scans via the UI as Dave's shown, and leave the schedule as quickscan. You
should be able to schedule fullscans, however--if that isn't working,
running a repair of Defender might be in order--control panel, add or remove
programs, windows defender, change, update.

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Robinb

Engel check my answer in "announcements"
robin
Engel said:
Hi Robin,

OT
Check Announcements for "Critical Update slipped in through the back door"

I know you have Vista, check your Update History also Add/Remove. I don't
have any records in the last one.
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