How to Fix Windows Defender Skipping Files During Scans

Windows Defender is the pre-loaded antivirus solution on Windows 10, and given the performance that it offers, which is often on par with the one of third-party security products, it’s no surprise that many users just stick with it to protect their data.

More recently, however, Windows Defender has started to experience what appears to be an issue causing scans, be they quick or full, to skip certain files, with an error message then displayed in the Action Center on Windows 10.

According to a BornCity, this is happening because Windows Defender no longer scans network files due to what appears to be an updated behavior silently implemented by Microsoft at some point recently.

So technically, the behavior comes down to enablin… (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.