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How to scan a file or folder?

  1. #1

    Posts : 11
    win 8.1

    How to scan a file or folder?

    when I down load a file or folder, and before I open it, I always scan it with a Malware program by right clicking on the file/folder....Problem is that I have Windows Defender that is not available to me to use to scan for virus' or malware.

    How do I make it a right click option? I want Windows Defender to be an option when I right clik on the file/folder and I don't want to have to go directly to and open Windows Defender to do a quick scan every time I down load a file.
    I am using Win 8.1.

    thanks ahead of time

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  2. #2

    Open Windows Defender and select "custom scan" than "scan now" finally locate the file you wish to scan... Unfortunately there is NO right click scan option for Windows Defender.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Magnus,

    If you like, you might see if the scan with Windows Defender context menu below may work for you.

    Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8
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