Windows 11 MS Defender Offline Scan


Fantastic Member
Mar 31, 2011
To find the results of this scan, I use Event Viewer.
Upon ticking operational, it always says there was a change but never says what the results of the scan were. Even the friendly view does not reveal the results.
If malware is not mentioned are we to assume the scan was negative, or am I doing something wrong?

Microsoft purposefully provides as little detail as possible to the end user. If action is needed such as removal of malware or a PUA that will be apparent and easily understood with clear, albeit simple, action (click a button) to remediate said findings.

No news is good news in the Windows Security app.

I understand and thank you.