Windows Defender Scheduled Task

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PaulB
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Windows Defender Scheduled Task

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I recently set up a scheduled task to update the virus definitions for Windows Defender on a daily basis. That works very well and, encouraged by this success, I set up a scheduled task to scan my computer with Windows Defender on a weekly basis. My problem is that it runs a 'quick' scan and not a 'full' scan. My searches for a solution have so far been fruitless. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Re: Windows Defender Scheduled Task

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See Windows Defender Scheduled Scan - Set Up in Windows 8. Point #9 shows the argument for a full scan.
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Re: Windows Defender Scheduled Task

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Thanks Hans, that did it. I was missing the last switch in the argument.

While I do like Windows 8, I feel that Microsoft made some horrible mistakes and blunders in its implementation. Windows Defender (Win 8 version) is one of them. Why they didn't bake these scheduling features into its GUI is beyond me.

Again, thanks.
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Paul