1.    02 Aug 2017 #1
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    Windows Defender Scan Schedule?


    Don't know if this is just me or not, but:

    For the last month or so WD regularly hits me with the Yellow Warning Triangle to SCAN NOW. Sometimes twice a day. Sometimes days between these events. I don't know enough to be able to find the date/time of it's last scan. Not even sure if this history is what it should be:

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    Is this to be considered normal behavior? I would think it should scan autonomously without me having to run it manually.

    I appreciate your comments, Thanks.
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  2.    02 Aug 2017 #2
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    If you use ccleaner be sure to uncheck the Defender box. It causes Defender to think it has not done a scan.
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  3.    02 Aug 2017 #3
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    Thanks for the response. OK, just looked and there is no box for WD. The closest I have is "Windows Log Files" and it is checked. Is that maybe the one you reference?
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  4.    02 Aug 2017 #4
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    Thanks for the response. OK, just looked and there is no box for WD. The closest I have is "Windows Log Files" and it is checked. Is that maybe the one you reference?
    WD is located in Cleaner > Applications > Utilities
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  5.    02 Aug 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porthos View Post
    If you use ccleaner be sure to uncheck the Defender box. It causes Defender to think it has not done a scan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle51 View Post
    WD is located in Cleaner > Applications > Utilities
    My CCleaner Free doesn't have a Defender Box OR Cleaner>Applications>Utilities.

    What am I missing here???
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  6.    02 Aug 2017 #6
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    My CCleaner Free doesn't have a Defender Box OR Cleaner>Applications>Utilities.
    Not sure ... latest version of Ccleaner Free has it (at least the portable version does)
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  7.    02 Aug 2017 #7
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    AH. That would explain it. Thanks...
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  8.    02 Aug 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWGilley View Post
    AH. That would explain it. Thanks...

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