How to Scan Files With Windows Defender in Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 Comes with Pre-Installed Antivirus ‘Windows Defender’ So we don’t need to Install any Antivirus because Windows Defender does the same work as the other antiviruses does by Protecting your Computer From all the threats like Virus,Spyware,Malware etc. without affecting System Performance.Windows Defender Works silently in background it keeps scanning your Computer whole the time and even scan all files while you are transferring files from one Directory to Another . Windows Defender Uses three Different Color Codes to Represent the status of your PC i.e Green,Yellow and Red .Whenever there is a Red or Yellow Color then Windows Defender automatically notifies you about the problem so that it can be fixed as soon as possible.It is necessary to Update Windows Defender to Update all the new Virus Definitions in its database and is automatically Updated When Windows Updates are Downloaded and Installed.Windows Defender offers Mainly Three types of Protection i.e Real Time Protection,Spynet Community and Scanning Option Learn More About Windows Defender From Here.But Windows Defender is not Provided with a direct option to scan selected Files or Folders like the antiviruses are provided. So Here is a Simple Solution to add Windows Defender Scan Option in the Context Menu of all the Files and Folders Learn More About Windows DefenderHow to Scan Files With Windows Defender in Windows 8

How to Scan Files With Windows Defender in Windows 8

  • For adding the Scan Option in the Context Menu You need to create a Registry File OR Else You Can Directly Download The Registry File From Here ( Download Link)
    • To create a Registry File first of all you need to Open Notepad and then in the Notepad Paste the Following Code in the Notepad

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

“Icon”=”%ProgramFiles%\\Windows Defender\\EppManifest.dll”
“MUIVerb”=”Scan with Windows Defender”

@=”\”C:\\Program Files\\Windows Defender\\MpCmdRun.exe\” -scan -scantype 3 -SignatureUpdate -file \”%1\””

  •  After adding the Code to Notepad Save the Notepad file with .reg by typing .reg after the File-name and Select File Type as All Files as shown belowHow to Scan Files With Windows Defender in Windows 8
  • After Creating the Registry File you just need to Merge it in Windows Registry.You can Manually do it by Typing regedit in RUN Dialog Box ( Press Windows + X to Open RUN Box as an Administrator ) and after that Click on File and then Import and then select the file that you have created and merge it and You are all done

Note – You Must Run Registry Editor With Administrator Rights Else It will not Work

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