Windows Defender stopped before completing

groucho777 6 Reputation points
2022-08-30T10:04:09.667+00:00

The Event Viewer repeatedly Warns that the Windows Defender scan has been stopped before completion. There has been no user intervention to stop the scan. Why? What can be done?

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  1. S.Sengupta 15,036 Reputation points MVP
    2022-08-31T00:43:13.467+00:00

    Reset Windows Defender.

    Settings > Apps > Apps & features > Windows Security > three dots > Advanced options > Reset.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,351 Reputation points
    2022-09-01T07:29:54.84+00:00

    Hi ,

    Try booting into Safemode and then run a full system scan with Windows Defender:

    https://support.microsoft.com/help/12376/windows-10-start-your-pc-in-safe-mode

    I hope this answers your question.

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