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Published on 02.17.09 by Brent Trahan

Perform a Full Scan for Spyware Using Windows Defender

Learn how to perform a full scan for spyware and potentially unwanted software using Windows Defender in Windows 7.

Windows Defender Full Scan

  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 at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Click the down arrow to the right of Scan at the top of Windows Defender and select Full Scan.

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