Windows 10: Scanning for viruses with Windows Defender by command line

  1.    24 Mar 2018 #1

    Scanning for viruses with Windows Defender by command line


    I know that Windows Defender allows to scan for viruses by command line.
    I'm using it not for simple problem - after scan (?) it closes console and I see result not.
    I'm using this command:

    "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -Scan -ScanType 3 -File "%1"

    How to leave console opened with visible result?

    Thank you for help.
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  2. sml156's Avatar
    Posts : 667
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       24 Mar 2018 #2

    Open the command prompt and paste the command in it should stay open, If you start it with the run command it will close.

    To paste the command into the terminal:

    Open the command prompt with admin rights

    copy the command to the clipboard

    Paste the command with the right click of the mouse

    Your command does not work

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>"C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -Scan -ScanType 3 -File "%1"
    CmdTool: Failed with hr = 0x80070002. Check C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Temp\MpCmdRun.log for more information
    If you press the left mouse key in the terminal you will erase the clipboard contents.
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  3.    25 Mar 2018 #3

    So, this way it works not? I'm admin and owner of Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders - for problems I changed ownership.

    But you're talking about using it manually.

    I'm using it in menu of XYplorer and context menu (context menu of XYplorer allows to use only 32-bit menu and there is not included WD scan).
    XYplorer is perfect File Explorer replacement but new version has problem with 64-bit contexxt menu...

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  4. sml156's Avatar
    Posts : 667
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       25 Mar 2018 #4

    Try this tutorial written by Brink from TenForums and see if it helps.

    How to Scan with Windows Defender in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5.    25 Mar 2018 #5

    Thank you, so I do update and will see.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


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