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How to Add “Scan with Windows Defender” to Right-click Menu in Windows 8.1
How to Add “Scan with Windows Defender” to Right-click Menu in Windows 8.1
12-20-2013 - 01:18 PM
 blackguy
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In this tutorial we will show you how to add “Scan with Windows Defender” to the Context Menu (right-click menu) in Windows 8.1. Not like many other articles, this is the first complete guide to make you have this option not only when right-click on folders but also when right-click on any individual files.

Step 1:
Press Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box
Step 2:
Type in regedit > click OK to open the Registry Editor
(if prompted by the User Account Control, click Yes)
   
Step 3:
Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell

Step 4:
Right-click on the shell key, navigate to New, and select Key.
   

Step 5:
Name it WindowsDefender
   

Step 6:
On the right pane of the newly created WindowsDefender key, right-click then point to New > select String Value
   

Step 7:
Name the new string as Icon
   

Step 8:
Double-click on the Icon string and enter the following value > click OK

%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll
 
   

Step 9:
On the right pane of the WindowsDefender key, create another new String value. 
   

Name it MUIVerb
   

Step 10:
Double-click on the MUIVerb string and enter the following value > click OK

Scan with Windows Defender

   

Step 11:
Right-click the WindowsDefender key in the left pane > navigate to New > select Key
   

Step 12:
Name it Command
   

Step 13:
On the right pane of the Command key, double-click on the Default string and give it the following value:

“C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe” -scan -scantype 3 -SignatureUpdate -file %1

   

Now you can close the Registry Editor and right-click on any folder to see the option “Scan with Windows Defender” in the Context Menu.
   
Note:
If you get an error when trying to perform the scan, please remove the quotation marks to make it become:

C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe -scan -scantype 3 -SignatureUpdate -file %1

   

The scanning progress will be performed in a Command Prompt window and it will appear and disappear very quickly. You will only be informed and able to see the result if Windows Defender detects a thread.
 
The tips and tricks above works only for folders, not for individual files. If you want to see the option ““Scan with Windows Defender” when right-click on any files, you need to create the same registry keys in: 
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\
So we create a new key named WindowsDefender
   

And create 2 new String named Icon and MUIVerb
   

   

Also create new key named Command under the WindowsDefender key
   
Now you can scan any files you want.
   

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(This post was last modified: 12-20-2013 01:25 PM by blackguy.)
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