PowerShell | Virus Scanning with Defender

Ever want to script a Virus scan? Well here’s a couple of cmdlets that let you do that with Windows Defender.


Reveal some interesting information about Windows Defender
Update Windows Defender
Start a Windows Defender Scan
or for a fullscan
Start-MpScan -ScanType Fullscan
Out of curiosity what is your preferred antivirus? Mine is actually Windows Defender these days because its good at detection (not the best) and very light weight and not invasive.
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