Windows 10: Turn On or Off Limited Periodic Scanning in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 69
    Windows 9 (aka Windows 10)
       14 Dec 2016 #10

    Scheduling scans separately would work as far as having WD scan goes, but the annoying messages from WD still appear.

    But I think I have found the cause of the problem. I had been using an application (R-Wipe&Clean) to remove Windows Defender logs and scan results. Since I prevented R-Wipe&Clean from doing that, I have not seen the "Windows Defender needs to scan your computer" prompt.

    My understanding is that CCleaner can cause a similar problem.

    It stands to reason, then, that only the native Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) utility should normally be used to remove WD remnants. It's normally a minimal amount of data anyway, at least from what I'm seeing.

    Thanks, Shawn.
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  2. Posts : 31,266
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
    Thread Starter
       15 Dec 2016 #11

    That's great news. It's amazing how some 3rd party software can affect so much.

    Yeah, WD remnants usually don't add up to a lot, so it's something that can be left to let Disk Cleanup do every so often.
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  3. Posts : 230
    Win7 Ult + Win10 Pro + Win10 Enterprise - all x64
       08 Jan 2017 #12

    I just discovered this feature (yes, I should be ashamed at not keeping up with the news) and have turned it on as my A/V apparently scans less and less for the lesser bothersome adware and such and concentrates more and more on the big stuff, i.e. ransomware and rootkits etc.
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