It also allows you to perform a specialized scan on folders and disks. So, since you only scan one folder for example, the time it takes to complete it will be much shorter than scanning your entire computer.
Here are two methods by which you can perform this specialized scan.
1 method: Right-click on a folder and scan.
The easiest solution, then, to scan a folder and its subfolders is to right-click the folder and select "Scan with Windows Defender".
When you select "Scan with Windows Defender", Windows Defender will start scanning all the files within this folder and its subfolders.
If it finds out something malicious, it will alert you and then you should click on the button Start actions, to quarantine this file.
When the process is complete, Windows Security will provide you with a summary of what happened.
2 Method: Perform a specialized scan using Windows Defender.
From the Start menu, look for Windows Security and click to open.
Then select Virus & threat protection.
On the screen that appears, click on it Scan options.
In the next screen, scroll to the end and select Custom scan and then click on it Scan now.
You will be prompted to select Windows Defender envelope that you want to scan.
Browse through computer and select the folder you want to review. While the process is running, it will provide you with constant updates on how many files have been scanned as well as an estimated completion time.
Once completed, you will see a list of those affected archives that have been identified. To get rid of them, select it Start actions.
After viewing the test results, you can close the window.
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