Windows 10: Windows 10 context menu option to "Scan with Windows Defender" Solved

  1.    11 Oct 2017 #1

    Windows 10 context menu option to "Scan with Windows Defender"


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    Can someone tell me if the option above has vanished as a result of the Windows Update of 10 10 2017?

    I no longer see this option.

    How can I re-enable it?

    Thanks

    Mr Morgan.
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       11 Oct 2017 #2

    Mr Morgan said: View Post
    Can someone tell me if the option above has vanished as a result of the Windows Update of 10 10 2017?
    I no longer see this option.
    Which version of 10? Anniversary Update (1607) or Creators Update (1703)? Both got cumulative updates on Tuesday 10th.

    My 1703 has had the update (now on build 15063.674) and I still have the 'Scan with Windows Defender...' context menu.

    Maybe it's something more than just a missing menu, can you start a manual custom scan from Defender itself? If not, malware may be stopping you. If there's nothing untoward going on, then this tutorial should help.

    Scan with Windows Defender Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
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  3.    11 Oct 2017 #3

    I am using Windows 10 Creators Edition, Version 1703 with Build 15063.674.

    But I can only run manual scans within Windows Defender itself, but from a context menu.

    I have since applied a fix at Add Scan with Windows Defender to Windows 10s Right-Click menu and this does open a command prompt which runs a scan. However, it is limited.

    But where has the original option gone?
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       11 Oct 2017 #4

    Mr Morgan said: View Post
    .... where has the original option gone?
    It should not have gone - I still have it. Are you sure it's not malware that has removed it? Try a scan with AdwCleaner.
    https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/

    If it turns out that you are clean, you could try sfc/scannow and DISM's /RestoreHealth option...

    Run SFC Command in Windows 10
    Use DISM to Repair Windows 10 Image

    ...,and if those don't fix it, there's...

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  5.    11 Oct 2017 #5

    I should have remembered. This is to do with settings in Malwarebytes for Windows Action Centre. This issue is resolved.
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