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Microsoft Security Essentials

Wake the Computer to run a Microsoft Security Essentials Scan

Editing the Scheduled Task
Open the Task Scheduler as shown in our First steps in Working with the Task Scheduler. Within the Task Scheduler expand the Task Scheduler Library and then expand Microsoft. Below the Microsoft folder you should see another folder called Microsoft Antimalware/Windows Defender. Select it.
In the right pane you should see the task for your scheduled scan: 'MP Scheduled Scan'. Next you need to access the task properties. To accomplish this, you may right click on the task and choose Properties or select the Properties link from the Actions menu.
Within the task properties select the Conditions tab. Enable the option to 'Wake the computer to run this task' by selecting the checkbox.