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Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8

How to Add "Scan with Windows Defender" for Files and Folders in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to add "Scan with Windows Defender" to the context menu for you to be able to scan any file or folder in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

Note   Note
When added, you will be able to right click or press and hold on any file or folder, then either click/tap on Send to and/or Scan with Windows Defender to scan it.

This will open a command prompt showing you the scan results, then you can press any key to close the command prompt.

CMD.jpg


EXAMPLE: "Scan with Windows Defender" in Context Menu in Windows 8
Scan_with_Windows_Defender_Context_Menu.jpg

EXAMPLE: "Scan with Windows Defender" in "Send to" Context Menu in Windows 8
Scan_with_Windows_Defender.jpg





OPTION ONE
Add or Remove "Scan with Windows Defender" Context Menu

Note   Note
This option will add the context menu to all users.

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

You will be able to scan files, folders, and drives with this option.

The "Scan with Windows Defender" option will not work on a library, Recycle Bin, and Network even though they have the context menu.


Thank you to plutomaniac for providing this option.


1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.​
2. To Remove "Scan with Windows Defender" from Context Menu
NOTE: This is the default setting. It will remove both step 3 and 4 below.​
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​
Remove_Scan_with_Windows_Defender__Context_Menu.reg
download
3. To Add "Scan with Windows Defender" to Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​
Add_Scan_with_Windows_Defender__Context_Menu.reg
download
4. Add Update Windows Defender and "Scan with Windows Defender" to Context Menu
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​
Add_Update_and_Scan_with_Windows_Defender_Context_Menu.reg
download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.​
6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to Merge it.​
7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.​
8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​



OPTION TWO
Add or Remove "Scan with Windows Defender" Send to Context Menu

Note   Note
This option will only add this to your user account, and not all users.


1. Click/tap on the download button below to download the .bat file.​
Scan with Windows Defender.bat
download

2. Save the .bat file to your desktop, and unblock it.​
3. Press the :winkey: + R keys to open the Run dialog.​
4. Type shell:sendto, and press Enter.​
5. Move the Scan with Windows Defender.bat file into the SendTo folder, and close the SendTo folder. (see screenshot below)​
SendTo.jpg

Tip   Tip
To remove "Scan with Windows Defender" in "Send to", you would just need to delete the Scan with Windows Defender.bat file in the SendTo folder.
Tip   Tip

If you like, you could keep the .bat file saved at another location, and create a shortcut to place in the SendTo folder instead. This way you could change the icon to what you like, and not have the file extension show if set to do so. The Windows Defender icon is located in the "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" file.​



That's it,
Shawn


 

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Griffscavern

New Member
In the tutorial it says that this will only be set up for "your user account and not all users." So if I am understanding this correctly I will have to repeat this procedure for each user on my PC. Is that correct? Sorry for the noob question, but I just need verification for myself.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 full version
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built Intel system
    CPU
    Intel 4790k
    Motherboard
    Asus Z-97 AR
    Memory
    8 (2 x 4) GB Gskill Ares 1600 mghz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix GTX 970
    Sound Card
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    Still working out the details
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    Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB. 2 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDd
    PSU
    EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
    Case
    Raidmax Vampire full tower (black)
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Brink

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mvp
Hello Griff,

It depends on which option you use. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Griffscavern

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Well I printed up the tutorial so that I could initiate it when I build my PC. Haven't had a computer for about 4 years or more. When I get it built I want to be able to go in with guns blazing and have all my ducks in row. As of now its all just research and no practical use just yet.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 full version
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built Intel system
    CPU
    Intel 4790k
    Motherboard
    Asus Z-97 AR
    Memory
    8 (2 x 4) GB Gskill Ares 1600 mghz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix GTX 970
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Still working out the details
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB. 2 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDd
    PSU
    EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
    Case
    Raidmax Vampire full tower (black)
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Brink

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Administrator
mvp
I hope getting it all setup will go smoothly for you. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Griffscavern

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 full version
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built Intel system
    CPU
    Intel 4790k
    Motherboard
    Asus Z-97 AR
    Memory
    8 (2 x 4) GB Gskill Ares 1600 mghz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Strix GTX 970
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Still working out the details
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB. 2 Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDd
    PSU
    EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
    Case
    Raidmax Vampire full tower (black)
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

Harrier

Member
Member
Shawn...... YOU ARE DE MAN !!!

Shawn..... it works from my desktop just fine (that's where I like to download my stuff to initially).
Judging by the comments already.... other like it too.


Thank You !!

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-Bit Windows 8.1 Home

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
You're most welcome Harrier. I'm glad it could help. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

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