How to Configure Windows Defender to Scan the PC at Windows Boot

Windows Defender has evolved a lot in Windows 10, just like the rest of the operating system, and the release of the Fall Creators Update in October 2017 brought another important overhaul.

The security product has become Windows Defender Security Center, thus turning into the home not only of the anti-malware engine, but of every little security feature in Windows 10, including parental controls, device performance and health, firewall and network protection, and browser tools.

But even though it has improved a lot with every Windows 10 release, Windows Defender is still lacking some basic functionality, such as the ability to schedule scans at certain user-defined times or at computer boot.

Fortunately, there’s actually a way to configure these scheduled scans, though it’s worth knowing from the very beginning that novice users might find it a little bit too difficult despite everything coming down to just a few steps.

Before anything, please note that an a… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.