Windows Defender - Run a Full Virus Scan

This explains how to run a full virus scan on a PC running Windows Defender

Run a Full Virus Scan with Windows Defender (Windows 10)

  1. Click on the up arrow in your taskbar at the bottom of your screen if you do not see the white shield logo
  2. Double click on the white shield logo to open
    Windows Defender Icon

  3. Click Virus & threat protection
    Windows Defender Full Scan 1

  4. Click Advanced scan
    Windows Defender 3

  5. Click the Full Scan option if not already selected
    Windows Defender 4

  6. Click Scan Now
  7. Leave the scan window open until it is complete.  Your results will be available at the time.

Run a Full Virus Scan with Windows Defender (Windows 7)

  1. Double click on the SCEP logo (it is a green square) in the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
    Windows Defender 5

  2. Go to the Scan options area
  3. Select Full if not already selected
    Windows Defender 6

  4. Click Scan now
  5. Leave the scan window open until it is complete.  Your results will be available at that time.
    Windows Defender 7


If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or helpdesk@uwosh.edu.



Keywords:System Center Endpoint Protection SCEP   Doc ID:83110
Owner:Michelle L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2018-06-21 07:21 CSTUpdated:2018-06-21 09:55 CST
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