Windows 10: right click scan in windows defender? Solved

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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #1

    right click scan in windows defender?


    I believe it's called adding it to the context menu.. I saw a registry hack for Windows 8 but i'm not sure how to do it in Windows 10.. I got used to using MSE in Windows 7 so now i'm lost not being able to right click a file to scan it immediately.. anyone know how to enable this in W10 Defender?

    or should I just dump Defender totally for another Free antivirus? I was using Avast for awhile but MSE was less heavy on the resources so I went with that..
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  2. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       03 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi avemaria :
    Welcome to tenforums.com!

    Check this out:
    (had wrong link first time!)

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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  3.    03 Aug 2015 #3

    thanks for that.. i didn't notice the tutorial section :x

    I did the suggested registry change and it's now listed on the desktop context menu.. but all this does is ask if I want to open it, update, or start a scan... I was hoping for the option where you right click a specific file and it will have listed 'scan with windows defender' like other antivirus programs have.. MSE had it. I'll keep looking around to see if I can find it in the meantime..
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  4. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       03 Aug 2015 #4

    avemaria said: View Post
    thanks for that.. i didn't notice the tutorial section :x

    I did the suggested registry change and it's now listed on the desktop context menu.. but all this does is ask if I want to open it, update, or start a scan... I was hoping for the option where you right click a specific file and it will have listed 'scan with windows defender' like other antivirus programs have.. MSE had it. I'll keep looking around to see if I can find it in the meantime..
    Sorry, I had the wrong link first time. Go back to the post, I've got the right link there now.
    It works in Windows 10
    Sorry bout that!
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  5.    03 Aug 2015 #5

    that only works through Windows 8.1 I can try and see what happens in 10 but i'm not sure..
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  6.    03 Aug 2015 #6

    ok it works maybe he should move that post to the 10 tutorial section and include that it also works with Windows 10.
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  7. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       03 Aug 2015 #7

    avemaria said: View Post
    that only works through Windows 8.1 I can try and see what happens in 10 but i'm not sure..
    It works in Windows 10.

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  8.    05 Aug 2015 #8

    I would like to invoke the GUI version instead of the command-line one. Why can't Defender be as MSE?
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  9.    18 Aug 2015 #9

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I would like to invoke the GUI version instead of the command-line one. Why can't Defender be as MSE?
    I would like to do the same.
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  10. Posts : 13,302
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       19 Aug 2015 #10
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