Thursday, September 1, 2016

Limited Periodic Scanning in the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

When a third party anti-virus/malware solution is installed with Windows 10, Windows Defender normally is disabled to avoid any conflicts.  With the Anniversary Edition of Windows 10, a new option is available to allow Defender to perform a background scan.

To enable Limited Periodic Scanning, open Windows Settings and Update & Security.  Access the Windows Defender section.  If Windows Defender is currently the default security client, the following menu option will not be present.

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A system tray notification will appear if the feature is enabled.

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Additional details on this feature can be found at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mmpc/2016/05/26/limited-periodic-scanning-in-windows-10-to-provide-additional-malware-protection/

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