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    Add Windows Defender context menu in Windows 10

    Add Windows Defender context menu in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Windows Defender context menu in Windows 10
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    04 Dec 2017
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    Windows Defender 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.

    Windows Defender is included with Windows and helps keep malware from infecting your PC in two ways:
    • Providing real-time protection. Windows Defender 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. Windows Defender automatically scans your PC for installed malware on a regular basis, but you can also start a scan whenever you want. Windows Defender automatically removes (or temporarily quarantines) anything that's detected during a scan.


    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove a Windows Defender desktop context menu for all users to be able to quickly open, open settings, update, update and quick scan, quick scan, full scan, or offline scan with Windows Defender in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to be able to add or remove the Windows Defender 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 Windows Defender.

    EXAMPLE: Windows Defender desktop context menu

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    Here's How:

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


     2. To Add Windows Defender to Desktop Context Menu

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

    Add_Windows_Defender_to_desktop_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Windows Defender from Desktop 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_Windows_Defender_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. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If you have File Explorer open, then you could either navigate to another location or close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

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


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #1
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    Thanks ...
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #2
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    tanks
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #3
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    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.    09 Aug 2015 #4
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    Hello Aabhi,

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

    UPDATE:

    Scan with Windows Defender Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
    Last edited by Brink; 21 Aug 2015 at 12:34. Reason: update
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  5.    10 Aug 2015 #5
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    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 12:34. Reason: update
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  6.    10 Aug 2015 #6
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    Aabhi,

    I'm glad it'll work for you. I use Windows Defender, MBAM, and MBAE together without issue.
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  7.    10 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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.    07 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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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  9.    07 Oct 2015 #9
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