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    Add or Remove Microsoft Defender Antivirus context menu in Windows 10

    Add or Remove Microsoft Defender Antivirus context menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Microsoft Defender Antivirus context menu in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Customization
    29 May 2021
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Add or Remove Microsoft Defender Antivirus context menu in Windows 10


    Starting with Windows 10 version 2004, Windows Defender Antivirus as been renamed to Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

    Microsoft Defender Antivirus helps protect your PC against malware (malicious software) like viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Malware can infect your PC without your knowledge: it might install itself from an email message, when you connect to the Internet, or when you install certain apps using a USB flash drive, CD, DVD, or other removable media. Some malware can also be programmed to run at unexpected times, not only when it's installed.

    Microsoft Defender Antivirus is included with Windows and helps keep malware from infecting your PC in two ways:
    • Providing real-time protection. Microsoft Defender Antivirus notifies you when malware tries to install itself or run on your PC. It also notifies you when apps try to change important settings.
    • Providing anytime scanning options. Microsoft Defender Antivirus automatically scans your PC for installed malware on a regular basis, but you can also start a scan whenever you want. Microsoft Defender Antivirus automatically removes (or temporarily quarantines) anything that's detected during a scan.

    This will show you how to add or remove a Microsoft Defender Antivirus desktop context menu to quickly open, update, update and quick scan, quick scan, full scan, offline scan in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Microsoft Defender Antivirus context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.

    You must be an administrator to be able to perform an offline scan with Microsoft Defender Antivirus.


    EXAMPLE: Microsoft Defender Antivirus desktop context menu
    Add or Remove Microsoft Defender Antivirus context menu in Windows 10-microsoft_defender_antivirus_context_menu.png



    Here's How:

    1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Microsoft Defender Antivirus to Desktop Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Microsoft_Defender_Antivirus_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    Download


     3. To Remove Microsoft Defender Antivirus from Desktop Context Menu

    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_Microsoft_Defender_Antivirus_from_desktop_context_menu.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #1

    Thanks ...
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  2. Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1 / 10
       #2

    tanks
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  3. Posts : 35
    windows 10
       #3

    Can we do scan on a folder by right clicking and selecting scan with windows defender?
    It happens in windows 8 (with a reg file)but not happening in windows 10.
    Could you make such feature :)
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,912
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Hello Aabhi, :)

    I'll add it to my list to look at.

    UPDATE:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Aug 2015 at 13:34. Reason: update
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  5. Posts : 35
    windows 10
       #5

    Wow that worked . Thank you so much.
    Just need an advice from your experience, Should I just use Windows defender only OR I use any other antivirus with windows defender like Malewarebyte . I have Dell 14 R ,i3 , 3 GB RAM.
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Aug 2015 at 13:34. Reason: update
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,912
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Aabhi,

    I'm glad it'll work for you. I use Windows Defender, MBAM, and MBAE together without issue. :)
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  7. Posts : 35
    windows 10
       #7

    Brink said:
    Aabhi,

    I'm glad it'll work for you. I use Windows Defender, MBAM, and MBAE together without issue. :)
    Thanks
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  8. theoldfarter's Avatar
    Posts : 173
    Windows 10 Pro. v10.0.19043 Build 19043
       #8

    Brink said:
    Aabhi,

    I'm glad it'll work for you. I use Windows Defender, MBAM, and MBAE together without issue. :)
    What does MBAM & MBAE stand for?
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