scheduled task to run Microsoft Security Essentials

Problem: wanted to automate Microsoft security essentials to run a full scan monthly along with the weekly quick that it has by default.

Fix: We can create a scheduled task to run the command line version of MSE. This will keep the scheduled that is in the client plus you will get a second scheduled scan, you can do much more with the command line version of MSE if your needs are different, like file, full or quick.

Pick the SYSTEM account. This is an admin account and needs no password for scheduled tasks.

This is for it to run monthly

For the action this .exe is located in your program files and scan 2 is a full scan.

 

Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Defender: http://www.winhelp.us/configure-windows-defender-in-windows-8.html

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