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Now if you were not aware, both Windows 10 and Windows 11 have a built-in antivirus engine called Microsoft Defender.

And truth be told, it actually does a pretty good job at keeping your PC virus-free.

But like all other antivirus apps, Microsoft Defender isn’t perfect. It’s always possible that a digital nasty will slip through and infect your system.

If you have opted to stay with Microsoft Defender instead of installing a third-party antivirus app, you should know that a full manual scan with Microsoft Defender will often find and remove viruses that manage to slip past its full-time antivirus protection.

If your system suddenly starts acting a little sluggish or some weird things start happening for no apparent reason that would be a great time to run a full manual scan. Here’s how:

1 – Click the Start button and start typing the words windows security.

2 – Click on Windows Security after it pops up in the search results.

3 – Click Virus & threat protection.

4 – Click Scan options and select Full scan.

5 – Click the Scan now button.

That’s all there is to it. Microsoft Defender will now run a full sc

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