Windows 10: Windows Defender takes longer time to scan

  1.    03 Aug 2017 #1

    Windows Defender takes longer time to scan


    Hello!
    after the upgrade of windows 10, I tried to run a full scan, but it took 6 hours and it hasn't trepasses the 50% of the scan progress. in addition, I can't see what is being scanned like in the older version of Windows Defender;
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       03 Aug 2017 #2

    NourinE said: View Post
    ...it took 6 hours and it hasn't trepasses the 50% of the scan progress. in addition, I can't see what is being scanned like in the older version of Windows Defender;
    A Full scan can take a long time, particularly if you haven't cleaned up your temporary internet files recently. Six hours is a long time, but not unknown. If you prefer, you can still use the old user interface for Defender, it's still there in Creators, just not with a link to open it.

    Run: "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe"

    Create Windows Defender Antivirus Shortcut in Windows 10
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