Task Scheduler

  laurie53 19:49 20 Jul 2007

How do I turn off Task Scheduler permanently?

Windows Defender keeps trying to set itself to to a scheduled scan, and although I've set it to manual, and turned off Task Scheduler it keeps popping up.

Would appreciate any help.

  Technotiger 19:52 20 Jul 2007

Have you looked in Control Panel>Scheduled tasks?

  laurie53 19:55 20 Jul 2007

Yes. None.

  Technotiger 20:00 20 Jul 2007

Hmm, I have never used Windows Defender, personally I would get rid of it and use a better program of similar type - Ad-Aware 2007 (free) for instance.

  Jackcoms 20:42 20 Jul 2007

Scheduled scans in Defender are nothing to do with Task Scheduler. They are set within Defender itself.

Launch Defender and go to Tools; Options.

Un-tick "Automatically scan my computer".

  laurie53 07:32 21 Jul 2007

Already done. Still keep getting it.

  crosstrainer 07:53 21 Jul 2007

Check the settings for your hdd defrag routine, this is also set to a schedule by Windows by default. The nany state eh? :)

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