Windows defender needs updating
Many viruses block antivirus programs from running and the viruses lock their files and processes to make it nearly impossible to remove them.Windows Defender Offline boots the computer with a reduced operating system that does not depend on any of the normal OS files on the hard drive.After all, there’s no icon to show us that Windows defrags hard drives or runs regular diagnostics; if we ever think about it at all, we just trust that those things are being handled automatically.
The combination of Windows Defender and all the security improvements in Windows over the last ten years means that you don’t need an antivirus program from Norton, Avast or the rest; they’re noisy and cause problems and don’t provide any important additional protection.
However, the new offline scan feature is exactly what gives some people headache in Windows 10 version 1607. This is permanently on and when i try to do self scan keeps giving pop up with error message.
Namely, one user reported that Windows Defender constantly asks him to perform an offline scan, but when he does, no malicious software is found. Have run offline scan 3 times today and no viruses found in vault.” Although this is not a serious issue that could prevent your computer, or even Windows Defender from working, constantly receiving notifications about performing a scan can be very frustrating and annoying.
Luckily, there’s a simple solution that will remove all unwanted scanning prompts, and all other potentially annoying Windows Defender notifications.
Here’s exactly what you need to do: There you go, after turning of these options, you won’t be bothered by unwanted Windows Defender notifications.
When Windows 10 was released last year, Microsoft removed any visual indication that Windows Defender was running.