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Published on 02.19.09 by Brent Trahan

Enable Windows Defender’s Programs Real Time Protection Agent

Learn how to set Windows Defender to scan programs when they are run in Windows 7.

Enable Program Scanning

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Windows Defender in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Windows Defender is not available, change View by to Large icons.

  3. Click Tools at the top of the Windows Defender Window.

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  4. Click Options in the Settings section of Windows Defender.

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  5. Click Real-time protection.

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  6. Check off Scan programs that run on my computer and then click Save.

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