1909 - Windows Defender freezes mid scan.. constant "quick scan due"

  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro

    1909 - Windows Defender freezes mid scan.. constant "quick scan due"


    I installed Windows 10 Pro completely fresh (new cpu, new motherboard, new drive) in December and since then the little windows defender icon in the tray has had the yellow ! triangle telling me a quick scan is due.
    But whenever I perform a quick scan (or a full scan, or any other scan) it will just eventually freeze up (window remains interactive, scan just ceases to progress) at a random point. It doesn't seem to be a fixed point, sometimes it gets stuck at 6097 files, sometimes 5849 (these are random numbers, not any specific ones I've noticed).

    Is this just a known issue with 1909? We have another PC downstairs that doesn't get used much outside of spring/summer, but I updated that recently and it also ran into the same issue of getting stuck on defender scans. That pc was updated from 18xx or whatever the previous windows 10 build was.

    OS Build 18363.657

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    Last edited by lort; 07 Mar 2020 at 08:58. Reason: example picture added
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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Why is there no reply to this question? I have the same issue.
      My Computer


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