How to scan a file or folder with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10

How to scan a file or folder with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10

The default antivirus on Windows 10 is Microsoft Defender. It scans files, folders, programs on your Windows 10 computer unless you disabled it or installed the third-party antivirus software. The name Microsoft Defender comes after Windows 10 May 2020 update, prior to this its name was Windows defender.

You can run a quick scan, full scan, and custom scan with Microsoft Defender, or any specific file or folder. Scanning a specific file or folder comes under custom scan.

Let’s see, how to to scan Scan a file or folder with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10

Process to scan Scan a file or folder with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10

Step 1: Locate the file or folder your want to scan. It may be on any drive or desktop or download folder.

Step 2: Right-click on the file and select Scan with Microsoft Defender.

Scan file or folder with Microsoft Defender

Step 3: Microsoft Defender app will open and start scanning the file. If it does not find any malware then you will see “no current threats” message.

scanning result with Microsoft Defender

Step 4: If the app finds and threats, you will see Threats found. You will see another option: Start Action. Click on it to remove the threats.

Microsoft Defender will remove threats from your device. That’s the process scan a file or folder with Microsoft Defender on Windows 10 device.

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