1. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       19 May 2015 #1

    Build 10074 Windows Defender scheduled task scans ?


    I installed Build 10074 as a clean install in a VM.
    I see Windows Defender running a quick scan MANY times per day.
    I would prefer it run a quick scan once a week.

    I disabled the built in Windows Defender Scheduled Scan scheduled task.
    Windows re-enabled the task, and keeps running scans.

    The scheduled task has no triggers.
    The task actions/arguments have Scan -ScheduleJob.

    Is there a way to modify the "ScheduleJob" parameters, should i remove this option, or just delete the built-in task and create my own task ?

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,454
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       19 May 2015 #2

    Hey David,

    You might see if this below may help any. The "Program/script" path in step 8 should be in quotes that could be the issue.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       19 May 2015 #3

    Thanks Shawn,
    Sadly, that didn't help for me

    Playing with this:

    I removed the -ScheduleJob argument from the task, rebooted, and that argument was added back.
    Looking at your tutorial, I added a trigger to the task to run once per day, rebooted, and that trigger was gone.

    I deleted the built-in task, rebooted, and that task did not get re-created
    Just checked again, and the task is there now, so it does get re-created (eventually).

    For me, it seems W10 wants this task to run the way it wants, not the way i want.

    I could try a different AV and disable WD, but I'm just trying to test W10 "as-is".
    It's not a biggie, i know this W10 VM is a short-lived OS for me.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 330
    Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
       20 May 2015 #4

    I think i got this fixed.

    In Group Policy
    Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender/Scan

    I set Specify the day of the week to run a scheduled scan to Never.
    I set Specify the interval to run quick scans per day to 0.
    The changes deleted the built in Windows Defender Scheduled Scan scheduled task.
    I added my own scheduled task for a WD scan and so far that seems to be working the way i prefer.

    I'll see how it goes the next few days.
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