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How to scan downloaded files??

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    How to scan downloaded files??


    Right clicking a downloaded file used to allow you to scan it before you did anything with it (like Installing) But now right clicking the file does not give that option.
    It used to allow scan with my AV
    and scan with Malwarebytes

    Is there now a way to do this before doing anything with the downloaded file?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
    Right clicking a downloaded file used to allow you to scan it before you did anything with it (like Installing) But now right clicking the file does not give that option.
    It used to allow scan with my AV
    and scan with Malwarebytes

    Is there now a way to do this before doing anything with the downloaded file?
    Yes.

    I just installed the 14 day trial version & played with it a bit.
    You need to activate the context menu option.
    A picture-

    Click image for larger version

    Then when right clicking a download you will see the scan option -

    Click image for larger version
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    THANK YOU SIR !!!

    That's Malwarebytes taken care of.

    Now for Windows Defender................


    Edit:
    When I tried Malwarebytes at first, I was so impressed with it, I purchased it. That's a couple of years ago and it's saved my bacon a number of times.
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    Windows Defender does not have that capability.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Harrier,

    If you like, you might see if this may work for you for Windows Defender.

    Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Harrier,

    If you like, you might see if this may work for you for Windows Defender.

    Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8
    No Bells and whistles Shawn, but I appreciate your efforts.... It does the job just fine.
    You came up with what I needed... THANK YOU !!

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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Harrier. I'm glad it could help.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Harrier,

    If you like, you might see if this may work for you for Windows Defender.

    Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8
    No Bells and whistles Shawn, but I appreciate your efforts.... It does the job just fine.
    You came up with what I needed... THANK YOU !!

    Stick with this forum.

    You'll get good help here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post

    Stick with this forum.

    You'll get good help here.
    I haven't been coming here very long, but since I stumbled across it... I visit all the time.. even if I don't need to post I keep an eye on what else is posted.
    Every query that I have had, has always been dealt with in a timely manner.
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