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How To Use Windows Defender To Scan Files And Drives In Windows 8

Posted In Windows - By Techtiplib on Sunday, October 14th, 2012 With No Comments »

Windows Defender, which has been part of XP, Vista, and Windows 7, has been tweaked in Windows 8 to include almost all features of Microsoft’s popular Security Essentials software. In other words, Security Essentials has been running in Windows 8 as Windows Defender (Read more 10 ways to work more securely).

This article describe how to us Windows defender in Windows 8:

Step 1: Switch to the Start screen, start typing Windows Defender and then press Enter key to open the same

Step 2: Under Home tab, select Quick or Full scan option and then click Scan now button to begin scanning your PC

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Step 3: If you want to scan a specific folder or drive, select Custom scan, click Scan now button and then browse to the folder or drive that you want to scan

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Please note that with default settings Windows Defender doesn’t scan your removable drives, such as USB flash drive, while running a full scan. To include a USB drive in the full scan, switch to Settings tab, click Advanced and then enable Scan removable drives option.

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