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How to change the automatic scan settings in Windows Defender in Windows Vista?

How to change the automatic scan settings in Windows Defender in Windows Vista?

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Set the Options in Windows Defender

In the initial settings in Windows Defender, the computer is set to automatically scan for Spyware.
•Frequency: Daily
•Approximate Time: 2:00
•Type: Quick scan
The above settings can be modified as needed.

How to confirm whether to install Spyware①      
 
For how to change the Spyware scanning settings, please refer to the following steps
1.Click the Start button, click All Programs.


2.Click Windows Defender.


3.After Windows Defender appears, click Tools.


4.After Tools and Settings appears, click Options in the Settings category.


5.Confirm that Automatically scan my computer (recommended) has been checked; we may change the settings of Frequency, Approximate Time, Type.

 


Select from the following items

  •   Frequency 

Daily or any day from Sunday to Monday can be selected.

  • Approximate Time

Any time from 0:00 to 23:00 can be selected.

  • Type

 Quick Scan or Full system scan can be selected.

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Quick scan: checks the places on your computer’s hard disks that spyware is most likely to infect.

Full system scan: checks all files on your hard disk and all currently running programs.

 

6. 


7.After finishing the settings, click the Save button.
8.After displaying the User Account Control message, click the Continue button.
For standard users, please refer to the following steps.
[Windows Vista ]About  User Account Control
9.If not displaying the User Account Control message, please refer to the following steps.
10.After changing the settings, please return to the Tools and Settings window.

Now it will scan automatically according to the settings.

 

Remark:
Spyware①:Spyware is computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent and transmits it to a designated source.