Is it possible to schedule a scan with Windows Defender?

Yes, it is possible to schedule a scan with Windows Defender. The Windows Defender tool can be used to regularly scan your computer for malicious software and any other security threats. Scheduling scans gives computer users the ability to ensure that their systems are being regularly monitored for any potential problems.

Windows Defender is an anti-virus program built into the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS). It was originally introduced in 2004 as an additional layer of protection for Windows users and has been included ever since. It is designed to detect and remove any malicious programs or files on your computer, such as viruses, Trojans, spyware, and rootkits.

To schedule a scan with Windows Defender in Windows 10, the user should first open the Windows Defender Security Center by searching for it in the Windows search bar. Once opened, the user should then click on the “Virus & Threat Protection” tab, followed by the “Scan Options” option. From here, they can then select the “Custom Scan” option, which will allow them to choose the type of scan they would like to perform and schedule it for later.

Once the custom scan is complete, the user can then set up a schedule for the scan, so that it will run at the same time each day or week. To do this, they can click on the “Schedule a Scan” option, followed by the “Set Up a Custom Scan” option. This will then open a window where the user can select the type of scan they want to be executed and when. The user can also choose to have the scan run automatically, or on demand.

Once the scan is scheduled, the user will see a confirmation message on the screen letting them know that the scan was successfully scheduled and will start running at the designated time. The user will also receive a notification when the scan is completed.

Scheduling regular scans with Windows Defender is a great way to ensure that malicious software and other security threats are not allowed to compromise your computer’s security. It also allows users to easily keep their systems up to date with the latest version of Windows Defender, as well as any other security software they may have installed on their computers.