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Scan with Windows Defender - Add in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    If you want the first method, remove the Send To sortcut first and then download the .reg file. Brink has not updated yet the 1st method with the v4 file I uploaded above so download that one. The remove .reg file of Option 1 remains the same.

    You do not need to remove the Desktop Context Menu, this is completely separate.

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  2. #31


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    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?.
    Hello Tony,

    You do not have to remove the others unless you just wanted to be able to add Option One and/or Option Two in this tutorial.
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  3. #32


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by plutomaniac View Post
    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.

    Attachment 34740

    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)
    Thank you Plutomaniac. I added it as a separate step in OPTION ONE.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    ok so i can safely add Scan with Windows Defender" Context Menu and leave the others?
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  5. #34


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Correct.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    i get a warning when i go to add this to the registry something about it can make the system unstable or change the way the program can work should i ignore that?
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  7. #36


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    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. That's just a standard "are you sure" type warning to approve merging the .reg file like at step 7.
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  8. #37


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    awesome i did V4 the one that updates first so if i ever need to remove it i can use the existing removal reg key correct i also went a head and just removed the old Scan with Windows Defender.bat from the send to area as i did not need it so i deleted that. Thanks for the new version update guys
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  9. #38


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 x64


    The remove .reg files remains the same for both "scan" or "update & then scan" versions.

    I wish it could be removed from folders such as Recycle Bin but I've no idea how to do that even if it is possible the way the tweak currently works.
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  10. #39


    Posts : 529
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Not to worry thanks it works awesome
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