Limited Periodic Scanning feature in Windows Defender on Windows 10

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  1. Mac Pelao

    This is garbage.. i upgraded to the latest version of Win 10 and now I can’t disable Limited Periodic Scanning…. WHY MICROSOFT???.. WHY? – – I don’t want Limited Periodic Scanning at all… give us back the option to disable it without having to install a third party antivirus.

  2. Dani

    Switch it on/off wíth this command
    “C:windowssystem32SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe” Defender SideBySideOff
    “C:windowssystem32SystemSettingsAdminFlows.exe” Defender SideBySideOn

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