Scan an item with Windows Defender
There are two ways to take advantage of scanning with Windows Defender. If you are using a different antivirus program, you can use Windows 10 Limited Periodic Scanning to periodically scan your PC. If you’re already using Windows Defender as your antivirus program, use the Windows Defender Scan Menu to make sure that specific files or folders are safe. Both scans will notify you immediately if any threats are found.