Windows 10: Windows 10 context menu option to "Scan with Windows Defender"

Discus and support Windows 10 context menu option to "Scan with Windows Defender" in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; All Can someone tell me if the option above has vanished as a result of the Windows Update of 10 10 2017? I no longer see this option. How can... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Mr Morgan, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Mr Morgan Win User

    Windows 10 context menu option to "Scan with Windows Defender"


    All

    Can someone tell me if the option above has vanished as a result of the Windows Update of 10 10 2017?

    I no longer see this option.

    How can I re-enable it?

    Thanks

    .

    :)
     
    Mr Morgan, Oct 10, 2017
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  2. Windows defender in Windows 10 64 bit

    It was actually "taken away" in Windows 8/8.1; but “Scan with Windows Defender” was added to the Windows 10 context menu in November:

    Windows 10 November Update: Right Click Scan with Windows Defender



    In Windows 8/8.1 you can add a Windows Defender command line scan to the context menu with either a downloaded reg file, or a DIY batch file:

    "scan with Windows Defender" missing in context menu
     
    GreginMich, Oct 10, 2017
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  3. Windows Defender- Can I scan a folder or program on demand?

    No one seems to know why the context-menu scan was dropped – but you can still get the equivalent functionality with the command line interface, although it’s little on the homely side. You can either download and run a reg file to get a context-menu
    scan; or you can use your own 2-line batch file for drag-and-drop and context-menu scanning. Both methods are covered in this thread:

    "scan with Windows Defender" missing in context menu
     
    GreginMich, Oct 10, 2017
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  4. Bree New Member

    Windows 10 context menu option to "Scan with Windows Defender"

    Which version of 10? Anniversary Update (1607) or Creators Update (1703)? Both got cumulative updates on Tuesday 10th.

    My 1703 has had the update (now on build 15063.674) and I still have the 'Scan with Windows Defender...' context menu.

    Maybe it's something more than just a missing menu, can you start a manual custom scan from Defender itself? If not, malware may be stopping you. If there's nothing untoward going on, then this tutorial should help.

    Scan with Windows Defender Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
     
  5. Mr Morgan Win User
    I am using Windows 10 Creators Edition, Version 1703 with Build 15063.674.

    But I can only run manual scans within Windows Defender itself, but from a context menu.

    I have since applied a fix at Add Scan with Windows Defender to Windows 10s Right-Click menu and this does open a command prompt which runs a scan. However, it is limited.

    But where has the original option gone?
     
    Mr Morgan, Oct 10, 2017
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  6. Bree New Member
  7. Mr Morgan Win User
    I should have remembered. This is to do with settings in Malwarebytes for Windows Action Centre. This issue is resolved.
     
    Mr Morgan, Apr 5, 2018
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