Can I scan a new machine for viruses using Windows Defender?

Dwight Baer
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On a brand-new machine, I'm wanting to use Windows Defender for my virus protection, combined with a free version of Malwarebytes.  I read somewhere that this is all I need - "Windows Defender is good enough protection".  

Malwarebytes scans my new machine and reports no viruses.  But is there a way to also scan my machine using Windows Defender?

At https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/windows-defender-vs-antiviruses-is-defender-enough-for-you/ - I read that Windows Defender can do on-demand scans.  But I don't see it as an application on my machine.

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if its windows 10 o/s    go to windows security -select scan options or quick scan

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You may right click any file or folder and select "scan for viruses".

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