Posts under Windows Defender tag.

Unable to turn on Windows Defender in Windows 10/8/7

When I browse through forums I often find this question asked many times – I am unable turn on Windows Defender manually in Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 – or Windows Defender won’t or will not turn on […]

How to schedule a Scan in Windows Defender

Microsoft has provided Windows 10/8 with a built-in security software, Windows Defender. Its free, easy to use and has great features like other competitor antivirus software in its class. In this post we will see how to schedule a full […]

Add Scan With Windows Defender To Context Menu In Windows 8

One thing missing in Windows Defender in Windows 8, is a right-click context menu that will allow a user to scan any folder. Recently we told you how you could add features of Windows Defender to the Desktop right-click context menu, that […]

Add Windows Defender features to Context Menu in Windows 8

We all know that Windows 8 has an inbuilt antivirus named as Windows Defender. Howeverin Windows 8 there is no direct link to open Windows Defender, like we open say, Explorer. So if you want to do a quick scan, you have to […]

Microsoft changes behavior of Windows Defender in Windows 8

In Windows 8, Windows Defender is actually Microsoft Security Essentials. Those who have installed Windows 8 may have noticed that Microsoft has rechristened Microsoft Security Essentials as Windows Defender. In its earlier iterations, while the former offered anti-virus protection, the […]

Download Windows Defender Offline Tool

Microsoft has released a new tool called as Windows Defender Offline Tool. While most other security tools remove malware after Windows has started they cannot remove some hard-to-remove malware like Rootkits, as they activate their malicious code before the Windows […]

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How to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10/8/7

Microsoft has integrated Windows Defender, the anti-malware software, in Windows 10/8/7/Vista, and while it is easy to turn off or disable Windows Defender, it is not really possible to uninstall Windows Defender. If you install any other 3rd-party antivirus software, it […]

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Fix: Windows Defender will not update definitions

If your Windows Defender will not update or if you ever encounter an error code (eg. Error code 0x80240029 – Cannot update Windows Defender), when updating this free antivirus software from Microsoft, here is a solution which may help you.  Windows […]

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How to run Windows Defender from the Command Line

Windows Defender, as well as Microsoft Security Essentials, has the ability to scan, update or run other tasks from the command prompt. The application MpCmdRun.exe is situated in the %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender or %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Essentials folder respectively and is called as […]