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I recently hard a hard drive crash and had to reinstall my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit OS from scratch.  This is the exact OS I had on my old drive.  On my old drive I was able to right click a file and scan with windows defender.  I could also scan with Malwarebytes that I have installed.  After installing Windows and Malwarebytes, I can still scan with Malwarebytes, but the option for scanning with Windows defender/security is missing from the right click context menu.  I have attached a screenshot of how my context menu is now.


Any ideas how to get this back?





Edited by scomar, 24 October 2020 - 09:49 AM.

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You can use the attached batch script to add "Scan with Windows Defender" to context menu.

Thanks for the reply and BAT file.  I installed the BAT file under my user account (set as administrator).  I went to a file and right clicked an the scan with defender was there.  I clicked on scan with defender and a pop-up displayed saying the IT administrator prevents you from going to this page (or something similar to that).  I figured I would installi it under the admin account, rebooted, but didn't work as it did not show the scan with defender in the context menu.  I tried to reinstall under user account again.  It appears it is installing, but I do not see scan with defender in the context menu as I did the very first time I installed it.
In reviewing the BAT file, although I do not understand the how the programming works, I do see the registry keys being altered.  I have attached how these registry keys currently appear after trying to install.
Any ideas?

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  • Reg Directory-Drive-Shellex-Contextmenu.png
  • Reg Directory-Shellex-Contextmenu.png
  • Reg 09A47860-Version.png
  • Reg 09A47860-InprocServe32.png
  • Shellex Reg.png

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