MS Security Essentials and Windows Defender

Started Mar 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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skyglider
skyglider Veteran Member • Posts: 4,398
MS Security Essentials and Windows Defender

I have MS Security Essentials (MSE) installed on my Win7 tower and MS Windows Defender (MWD) came with Win8 that's installed on my laptop.

ISSUE 1 - AUTO UPDATES:
In both cases, the MSE and MWD anti-virus software does not auto update. I have to manually initiate updates. I haven't been able to find a setting in either MSE or MWD to turn auto updates on. Is there a way?

ISSUE 2 - AUTO SCANS:
MSE on my Win7 tower has an option in settings for when to run auto scans. MWD on my Win8 laptops does not show this option in settings. ..... I don't like to run anti-virus scans automatically and always run them manually. However, a friend that I support is used to having anti-virus scans run automatically with her previous WinXP PC. I want to have MWD anti-virus scans run automatically on her Win8 computer. Is there a way to set MWD in Win8 to auto scan?

Thanks,
Sky

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