Windows 10: Windows Defender takes forever to scan

  1.    30 Jul 2015 #1

    Windows Defender takes forever to scan

    Windows defender used to speed by, now it is slow as a snail. It got stuck 2x at a file. I had to cancel the scan and start all over.
    Now it is going but slow as can be, it has been scanning for 20 min and only half thru.
    anyone seeing this?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       30 Jul 2015 #2

    Hey Robin, :)

    It really depends on the file it's scanning, and how many. If this is a .iso or .vhd then it could take a while to scan them.
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  3.    30 Jul 2015 #3

    this is the laptop that was updated to windows 10, there is basically not much on it to begin with before it upgraded. The only thing that changed was the OS. It ran fast and fine before the upgrade
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       30 Jul 2015 #4

    Do you have Windows Update running and updating in the background by chance? That can usually bog things down.

    I'd check in Task Manager while scanning to see if anything else may be running that could be slowing WD up.
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5

    will try thanks
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