Add or Remove Scan with Microsoft Defender Context Menu in Windows 10  

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  1. Posts : 61,840
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #20

    I'll create a new tutorial soon for it since it's not the same as what this tutorial adds.
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  2. Posts : 61,840
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #21

    Ok. I've updated this tutorial to have a separate OPTION ONE and OPTION TWO.

    Option 1 = New context menu included in Windows 10 that scans in Windows Defender.

    Option 2 = Custom context menu that scans in a command prompt.
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  3. Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Pro. Version 10.0.19044 Build 19044
       #22

    remco8264 said:
    It seems this function has been added in the Windows 10 November Update (build 10586). A clean install has the ''Scan with Windows Defender'' option in the context menu, which launches the program itself (not a command prompt).
    Downloading the build 10586 as I type. I have removed the Command Prompt scan that I previously added. Thanks for the heads up remco8246 and Brink. I hope Microsoft has included the fix for the broken: right click the Task Bar, choose "Show Windows Side By Side". All they do at the moment is stack!
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10-Pro
       #23

    Brink... Is it possible to add the "Windows Defender" icon to the menus?

    I have found several ready made *.reg files that have the icon included (see text below) but they just duplicate the now built-in option. The text below is for a File context menu but it includes the "Icon" link... Not a game changer but without the icon option gets a little lost in the menu... BTW great work. Thanks

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\scanwithwindowsdefender]
    "MUIVerb"="Scan with Windows Defender"
    "Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\MSASCui.exe,0"

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\scanwithwindowsdefender\Command]
    @=""C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MpCmdRun.exe" -scan -scantype 3 -file "%1""
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  5. Posts : 61,840
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #24

    Hello studioCJF, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I'm afraid that I haven't seen a way to add an icon to the default "Scan with Windows Defender..." context menu yet.
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10-Pro
       #25

    Like I said not a game changer but would be nice...

    I looked at the 5 different registry entries that you list and only one of them (see below) is remotely similar in structure to the one I posted earlier. But, since I only know enough to be dangerous I'll leave it to the professionals to figure out

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{09A47860-11B0-4DA5-AFA5-26D86198A780}\InprocServer32]
    @="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\shellext.dll"
    "ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

    Thanks again
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  7. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
       #26

    OH no i don't use windows defender anymore and i thought this one was the one i added from you and i just used this option , i hope it did not remove the one that windows added , did i Brink, as i had windows defender disabled, and i seen a rogue scan with windows defender and thought oops i forgot to remove that, and i used this and it removed it, did i do something bad?
    3. To Remove "Scan with Windows Defender" from Context Menu

    NOTE:This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Scan_with_Windows_Defender-UI.reg



    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
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  8. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
       #27

    i got to reading the post and i did remove it oops i like to keep things default even though i'm not using it so i just used the option and added it back i guess i should read first dang nabit bad on me.
    Tonyb said:
    OH no i don't use windows defender anymore and i thought this one was the one i added from you and i just used this option , i hope it did not remove the one that windows added , did i Brink, as i had windows defender disabled, and i seen a rogue scan with windows defender and thought oops i forgot to remove that, and i used this and it removed it, did i do something bad?
    3. To Remove "Scan with Windows Defender" from Context Menu

    NOTE:This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Scan_with_Windows_Defender-UI.reg



    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
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  9. Posts : 61,840
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #28

    Hello Tony, :)

    No worries. The .reg file you used removed the default context menu included with Windows 10.

    If you wanted it back, you can just use the add .reg in OPTION ONE to restore it.
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  10. Posts : 1,116
    win 10 pro x64 os build 20H2
       #29

    LOL yeah i have to learn to read the post i did not notice you updated it , till after the fact LOL
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