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Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8

  1. #20


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    If you have "hide extensions of known file types" disabled you will see "Scan with Windows Defender.bat" in the SendTo. Putting a shortcut instead allows you to name the shortcut whatever you like, or to just trim the extension off the end.

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  2. #21


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hello, I spent some hours trying to figure out how to add a file scan by right clicking and also being able to pause it after the scan is complete even when threats are not found. So here it is:

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    This .reg file adds a folder & file scan context menu for Windows Defender and it always pauses after the scan is complete to clearly see the results.

    Add-Remove Windows Defender Context Menus.zip
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  3. #22


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Plutomaniac, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It's a very good first step. I noticed that it doesn't like to scan drives or libraries. I give it a play over the next few days to see if I may be able to help fine tune it some.

    In addition, you would only need this below in the .reg file to remove it instead.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ; Folder Scan
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\WindowsDefender]
    
    ; File Scan
    [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\WindowsDefender]
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  4. #23


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thank you for the feedback, I hadn't actually noticed that bug. I fixed it so here is v2:

    • Fixed error when scanning Drives (error on Recycle Bin, Network, empty DVD-ROM etc is normal)
    • Removed useless deletions from "Remove".reg file (thx Brink)
    • Included the great Desktop Context Menu by Brink


    Add-Remove Windows Defender Context Menus v2.zip
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  5. #24


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Ok good. I'd rather keep the desktop context menu a separate option though.
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  6. #25


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Sure, that's fine. I snatched v3 which has the desktop context menu removed to keep separate:

    Add-Remove Windows Defender Context Menus v3.zip

    Let me know if there is something wrong with it. Previously, a space was needed after %1 to fix the issue with root drives.
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  7. #26


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Thank you again plutomaniac.

    I cleaned up the remove .reg file a bit, and added this as OPTION ONE in the tutorial.
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  8. #27


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    It woks great and yes the remove.reg needed some cleanup now that I saw it. The only limitation I know of is that when non-english paths are scanned the string will be cut from cmd window.

    So if the path is for example: C:\NON-ENGLISH-FOLDER-NAME\
    It will show after scan: Scanning C:\Press any key to continue...

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    That's a MpCmdRun.exe limitation and not really a problem.
    Last edited by plutomaniac; 08 Jan 2014 at 06:25.
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  9. #28


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Update:

    I noticed that the -UpdateSignatures command was doing nothing the way it was implemented so I fixed it. Now the script first updates Windows Defender with the latest online signatures and then scans the requested file, folder, drive etc.

    Click image for larger version

    Changelog:

    - Fixed/Added Signature Update before Scan
    - Added "new lines" between update - scan - pause to look better (like pressing enter)

    Add Windows Defender Context Menus v4.reg

    (sorry for the constant updates but only now do I consider it somewhat functional & complete)
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  10. #29


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Is this a new version then the one that was on here from win 8 last time? if so what do i need to do to get this one remove the old one and do this one? I have the send to windows defender version do i remove that has it been updated or keep it and add this with it, i also have this as well Windows Defender Cascading Desktop Context Menu - Create in Windows 8, do i need to remove any of these things to add this?.
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