Scan with Windows Defender

If you decide to use Windows Defender instead of some other security product, follow these steps to check for and remove viruses and malware.

  1. Search Windows for Windows Defender, then click Windows Defender in the results.
  2. Click Update definitions to install the latest malware and virus threat data.
  3. Select a scan option. Use Full if you have not scanned your PC recently.
  4. Click Scan Now, then follow the on-screen instructions to remove any malware or viruses found.