Windows 10: Get Windows Defender to scan 1 file Solved

  1.    14 May 2018 #1

    Get Windows Defender to scan 1 file


    Just started using Windows Defender.
    What I need to do is scan 1 file just after downloading it.
    When I right click on the file there is an option to "Scan with Windows Defender...", but clicking that brings up a window with choices to do a Full System Scan, a Custom Scan, or an Offline Scan . Using custom scan and drilling down I realize I can only scan the entire folder - it doesn't list individual files. Ignoring the clunky-ness, I still can't do what I want: scan the one file.

    Is there a setting in Defender that will allow this?
    (I swear it scanned a single file yesterday. But today I get this)
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  2.    14 May 2018 #2

    I just did it and see this:

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  3. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.104 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       14 May 2018 #3

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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 May 2018 #4

    TV2 said: View Post
    When I right click on the file there is an option to "Scan with Windows Defender...", but clicking that brings up a window with choices to do a Full System Scan, a Custom Scan, or an Offline Scan...
    Look carefully. As you can see in the screenshots other have posted, Defender has done the scan you requested, it says so on that window, just above the offers to do a choice of further scans.
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  5.    14 May 2018 #5

    Well that was easy! (And doofy!)
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  6. slicendice's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 Build 17763.104 (Branch: RS5 Release Preview)
       15 May 2018 #6

    TV2 said: View Post
    Well that was easy! (And doofy!)


    We all sometimes miss the things that are right in front of our eyes. To be honest, the UI representation for this particular task, is not the best possible.
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  7.    22 May 2018 #7

    odd thing is... ever since upping to 1803, windows stopped me from doing that. "your it admin has limited access.. blah blah" (i do have 3rd party av installed.. but don't see why that should stop defender from doing non real time scans
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