Windows 10: how to cancel windows defender automatic scans?

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       07 Jun 2016 #11

    [QUOTE=philc43;696495 It is possible to have real time protection always on but only perform a full scan by manual triggering it from the WD control panel. .[/QUOTE]

    How to do that ?

    I tried WD > Settings > can't find an option to do what you suggested.
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  2. Posts : 3,360
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       08 Jun 2016 #12

    davidhk said: View Post
    How to do that ?

    I tried WD > Settings > can't find an option to do what you suggested.
    Scroll to the bottom of the WD > Settings page and you can then select Open Windows Defender. You can then run a manual scan from the app. In my earlier post I explained that the automatic scanning is triggered via the Task Scheduler and that is where you turn it off or adjust the way it is triggered. As I said I have no problem with the automatic scanning - it performs unobtrusively in the background and usually only when the system is idle.
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  3. Posts : 5,074
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       08 Jun 2016 #13

    philc43 said: View Post
    Scroll to the bottom of the WD > Settings page and you can then select Open Windows Defender. You can then run a manual scan from the app. In my earlier post I explained that the automatic scanning is triggered via the Task Scheduler and that is where you turn it off or adjust the way it is triggered. As I said I have no problem with the automatic scanning - it performs unobtrusively in the background and usually only when the system is idle.
    I missed the part about Task Scheduler in your earlier post.
    I thought it could be done another way.
    Thank you anyway.
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