Windows – How to set up Windows Defender in Windows 10 to scan removable devices like in Windows 8.1

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I used to set up Windows Defender up to Windows 8.1 to automatically scan the removable devices (like USB drives) when inserted, like explained here.

I can't find the same options in Windows 10, since when I click the setting button, it opens the Windows Settings at the tab "Update and Security" where there are just a few options.

Is it still possible to set up Windows Defender to automatically scan the removable devices (USB) when inserted?

Best Answer

You are limited to the following currently:

1) Open Windows Defender

2) Plug in the pendrive, etc...

3) Select Custom Scan

4) Click Scan Now button

5) Select Removable Drive

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If that isn't enough I suggest using one of the many alternatives that exists.