How To Enable Scheduled Scans For Windows Defender In Windows 10

Windows Defender Security dashboard
Windows Defender can be scheduled to run automatic scans in Windows 10.Here is how : First, access Task Scheduler from Windows Administrative Tools in Start menu.Next, drill down to Task Scheduler (Local) >  Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows.Scroll down and click on Windows Defender.In the right pane, a scheduled task will already be listed for Windows Defender scan but...

How To Prevent Scan Of Specific Files And Folders In Windows Defender

Windows Defender can skip scanning specific files, folders or processes if an exclusion is added for these. This can be done if a large set of files or folders which are unchanged or inactive take significant time to be scanned and so need to be skipped. This also makes the overall PC scans quicker. Here’s how to set file, folder and process level exclusions for Windows Defender in Windows 10...

How To Schedule PC Scanning In Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free anti-virus application available for Windows. It is easy to use and detects malicious software quickly. Just like other available anti-virus apps, MSE too comes with a built-in scheduler that makes it possible to automatically scan the computer on specified date and time. Here is how to do that : Open MSE (double click on green house icon in system tray...

Tips on Understanding the Dangers of Spyware and Adware

By: Paul Wilson Money is the very crux of adware and spyware. These pose several problems and are a security risk. Adware is a program that displays advertisements on the computer whether you want them or not. They are not just connected to particular websites or free software but are programmed to start up whenever your computer is switched on. Programs like Eudora mail client display advertisements...