[Windows 8] Add Scan with Windows Defender To Context Menu

Microsoft Security Essentials was my preferable antivirus in Windows 7, however Windows 8 uses Windows Defender, but there is no right-click context menu that will allow a user to scan any folder.


I won’t explain the manual method, but only I will use a simple Windows Registry file.

To add Windows Defender to context menu:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\WindowsDefender]
@=""
"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"
"MUIVerb"="Scan with Windows Defender"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\WindowsDefender\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MpCmdRun.exe\" -scan -scantype 3 -SignatureUpdate -file \"%1\""

To remove Windows Defender from context menu:

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\WindowsDefender]
@=""
"Icon"="%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll"
"MUIVerb"="Scan with Windows Defender"

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\WindowsDefender\Command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MpCmdRun.exe\" -scan -scantype 3 -SignatureUpdate -file \"%1\""

You can download it from HERE.

Scan with Windows Defender Context Menu

Enjoy !

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One thought on “[Windows 8] Add Scan with Windows Defender To Context Menu

  1. Tumbo Xenu March 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm Reply

    Thank you

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