Steps to use Windows Defender Offline in the Windows 10 Creators Update

Steps to use Windows Defender Offline in the Windows 10 Creators Update

26With the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft introduces the Windows Defender Security Center, offering a new experience to view and control your security settings. You may be wondering what happened to Windows Defender Antivirus. In reality, the Windows Defender antivirus is now included within the Windows Defender Security Center app, thus offering users the same protection and more features.

The Windows 10 Creators Update is also polishing up a few sections with UI changes that might not seem like much on the surface. Windows Defender Offline is getting one such polishing. Basically, Windows Defender Offline is meant to remove persistent malware when the OS is offline.

In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to use Windows Defender Offline in the Windows 10 Creators Update.

  1. Steps to scan with Windows Defender Offline

Step one: First off, you need to launch Windows Defender Security Center on your computer. Once you are in, click Virus & threat protection to proceed

Step two: Next up, click Advanced scan and tick the box next to Windows Defender Offline scan

Step three: Hit the Scan now button and then click Scan again to confirm your action.

  1. Steps to see the offline scan results

Windows Defender Offline will remove all persistent malware from your computer. Once your computer finishes booting up, you can see what was removed. Here is how

Step one: First off, open Windows Defender Security Center on your computer and then click Virus & threat protection

Step two: You now need to click Scan history. After that, navigate to the Quarantined threats section and click See full history

Windows Defender Offline is a great tool that allows you to remove malware that’s deeply hidden in your OS. The Windows 10 Creators Update might not seem like a significant update like the Anniversary Update, but there are several new features that really make a difference where it counts.

Also read: Steps to create live folders and hide the Start menu app list in Windows 10 Creators Update

Don’t forget to share with us how your experience with the Creators Update has been so far in the comments below.

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