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Enable Microsoft Defender Antivirus Updates over Metered Connections

Enable Microsoft Defender Antivirus Updates over Metered Connections

How to Enable or Disable Microsoft Defender Antivirus Updates over Metered Connections

Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update. When on a metered connection, Defender doesn't check for its signature updates to save your bandwidth. Here's how to change this behavior.

Schedule Defender Signature Updates in Windows 10

Schedule Defender Signature Updates in Windows 10

How to Schedule Signature Updates for Microsoft Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

Microsoft Defender (formerly Windows Defender) Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update. You can also create a custom schedule to get signature updates more frequently, or when Windows Update is paused or disabled.

Enable Protection Against Potentially Unwanted Apps in Windows 10

Enable Protection Against Potentially Unwanted Apps in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Protection Against Potentially Unwanted Applications in Windows Security in Windows 10

With Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft has added a new security feature which can extend the protection level of the built-in Windows 10 antivirus called "Windows Defender", part of Windows Security. In addition to its default features of scanning for malware using definitions, it is possible to enable detection of potentially unwanted apps (PUA).

Enable Scan Network Files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

Enable Scan Network Files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

How to Enable or Disable Scan Network Files with Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

Windows Defender Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update. Its options are available in Windows Security, a special dashboard app that allows you to review and manage most of the security options of the OS.

Change Windows Defender Scheduled Scan Type

Change Windows Defender Scheduled Scan Type

Change Windows Defender Scheduled Scan Type in Windows 10

Windows Defender Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update. In Windows 10, you can change the scheduled scan type for Windows Defender, i.e. to switch it from a quick scan used by default to a full scan, and vice versa.

Change Windows Defender Max CPU Usage For Scan

Change Windows Defender Max CPU Usage For Scan

How to Change Windows Defender Max CPU Usage For a Scan in Windows 10

Windows Defender Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update. In Windows 10, it is possible to limit the maximum CPU usage for a scan in order to prevent Windows Defender from consuming a lot of system resources. Here are the methods you can use.

Find Windows Defender Antivirus Version in Windows 10

Find Windows Defender Antivirus Version in Windows 10

How to Find Windows Defender Antivirus Definition Version in Windows 10

Windows Defender Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update. Here's how to find your current Windows Defender Antivirus and its definitions version.

Manually Update Definitions for Windows Defender in Windows 10

Manually Update Definitions for Windows Defender in Windows 10

How to Manually Update Security Intelligence Definitions for Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

Windows Defender Antivirus uses security intelligence definitions to detect threats. Windows 10 automatically downloads the most recent intelligence available through Windows Update.  You can download them and update definitions manually when needed, e.g. to secure an offline device.