Learn how to set Windows Defender to check for updates before it scans your computer in Windows 7.
Set Windows Defender to Check For Updates Before Scanning
- Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
- Open Windows Defender in the Control Panel.
Note: If Windows Defender is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.
- Select Tools at the top of the Windows Defender window.
- Select Options.
- Check off Check for updated definitions before scanning and then click Save.
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