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    win 8 defender scheduled scan?

    I bought and downloaded the iso file for win 8 pro. Did a clean install on my Asus laptop and all went very well. It sure is different, I'm still trying to find common things that were easy in win 7, but are hidden pretty well in win 8.

    Thanks to all who have posted all those help articles, I just keep going back picking up more info.

    Windows Defender - is there a way to schedule scans? Can't find anything. I would like to schedule at least a weekly full scan, and I would also like to have daily quick scans.

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    You can schedule scans through Task Scheduler. See this article for more details.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    Fred, Read my Sticky Thread about Taking the scary out of Win 8 to assist with getting around and help with making things feel a little more familiar until you feel comfortable.
    BACKUP...BACKUP...BACKUP
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    On further investigation, Windows Defender is setup in Task Scheduler by default. Open Task Scheduler, expand Task Scheduler Library, expand Microsoft, and expand Windows. Scroll on down and you'll find Windows Defender. Click on that and you'll see that there are 4 scheduled tasks for Windows Defender, including Scan.
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    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    Thanks for the help, this group is awesome...
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    The Windows Defender Tasks in the Task Scheduler will need to have the triggers set. I never turn my desktop off, so I have all my routine maintenance tasks scheduled for early morning hours.

    Set the times to suit your schedule. If your PC is not used during the middle of the day, for example, schedule scans and such during that time period, just leave the PC turned on.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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