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    Task Scheduler/Win Defender -How to schedule & run w/ this criteria

    Trying to figure out how to schedule Windows Task Scheduler to update and run Windows Defender with these settings:



    Want to update every Thursday 8AM, or if computer is off the next time it is on and idle for 15 min.

    Want to scan every Friday 8AM or if missed (which will probably happen more times than not) the next time the computer is idle for 15 min (run minimized would be preferable)



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    It would seem you need two tasks. One for the update and one for the scan. Just look at the Task Library for examples. There are many task which have the same general conditions that you want to use. See Run (and Automate) Windows Defender from the Command Line for details on Windows Defender.

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    You can schedule all of that directly from the Windows Defender interface if you're using version 4. Since you can throttle the CPU usage to as low as 10%, there's not much need for the machine to be idle before a scan is run, and no need for a scan to be missed.

    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbearren View Post
    You can schedule all of that directly from the Windows Defender interface if you're using version 4.
    I don't think there is a Windows Defender version 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceR View Post
    I don't think there is a Windows Defender version 4.

    Bruce
    My bad. I'm thinking Microsoft Security Essentials, and there is a version 4.

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    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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