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PowerShell | Virus Scanning with Defender

PowerShell | Virus Scanning with Defender     

Ever want to script a Virus scan? Well here’s a couple of cmdlets that let you do that with Windows Defender.

 

Reveal some interesting information about Windows Defender

Get-MpComputerStatus

Update Windows Defender

Update-MpSignature 

Start a Windows Defender Scan

 

Start-MpScan 

or for a fullscan

Start-MpScan -ScanType Fullscan

Out of curiosity what is your preferred antivirus? Mine is actually Windows Defender these days because its good at detection (not the best) and very light weight and not invasiv

 

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