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How do I see the history of my scans windows defender has performed? RRS feed

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  • I'd like to see all of the recent scans windows defender has performed. I have it set up with a powershell script to run a scan every day at a certain time. I have been unable to find a history of all of my successfully completed scans that did not find a problem. Other than searching for them among hundreds of other unrelated events in event viewer. I don't have InTune. This should be easy to find and clearly displayed somewhere. I'm don't see any scan history in "Virus and Threat Protection". Just threat history. Where is the scan history?


    Thanks in advance,

    James.




    Sunday, March 17, 2019 4:39 AM

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  • Hi James,

    As you stated, you should be able to get that information from the Event Viewer. See the link below for a list of Event IDs related to Windows Defender, and ones related to the scanning operations.

    hxxps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/windows-defender-antivirus/troubleshoot-windows-defender-antivirus

    What does your script looks like? If you're okay with posting it here.

    Friday, April 19, 2019 1:43 PM