pause scan with windows defender possible?  


  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 10
       #1

    pause scan with windows defender possible?


    Hello,
    I started a full scan, and other Apps slows down.

    Is it possible to pause scanning ?

    Thank You for advice
    Erhy
    with Windows 10 Pro 21H2, OS Build 19044.1766, Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0
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  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #2

    Hi.

    Don't begin a scan when your system is in intense use.

    This might be of help...

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mic...o365-worldwide

    Danke.

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  3. 3nd
    Posts : 586
    windows 10 home single language 64 bit / 21H2
       #3

    Erhy said:
    Hello,
    I started a full scan, and other Apps slows down.

    Is it possible to pause scanning ?

    Thank You for advice
    Erhy
    with Windows 10 Pro 21H2, OS Build 19044.1766, Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0
    i think windows defender is same as windows security ?
    curious HOW you start a scan ?
    this is all i see when opening windows security
    pause scan with windows defender possible?-screenshot-2022-07-03-001041.png
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  4. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #4

    3nd said:
    i think windows defender is same as windows security ?
    curious HOW you start a scan ?
    this is all i see when opening windows security
    pause scan with windows defender possible?-screenshot-2022-07-03-001041.png
    This will help!

    How to scan a file manually with Microsoft Defender Antivirus on Windows 10 | Windows Central

    Cheers.

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  6. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #6
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  7. Posts : 14,321
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.2728
       #7

    Erhy said:
    I started a full scan
    I hope you realise that you only need to start a Windows Security** Full scan if a Quick scan has identified malware.
    The Quick scan will lead you into remedial action that removes the malware.
    You then follow that up with a Full scan that searches for & removes inactive remnants [debris] left behind by the malware. This is the only purpose of a Windows Security Full scan. This used to be stated quite explicitly in the relevant MS article but is not in its latest version.
    MS said:
    A full scan can be useful on endpoints that have encountered a malware threat to identify if there are any inactive components that require a more thorough clean-up.
    Quick scan versus full scan and custom scan - MSLearn

    ** What we used to call Windows Defender then, for a while, Microsoft Defender. We are now supposed to refer to the Microsoft Defender AntiVirus within Windows Security. This is because Microsoft's Department of Obfuscation have re-used the name Microsoft Defender within Office/Microsoft 365 - Microsoft Defender - Microsoft365


    All the best,
    Denis
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