Default to Windows 10, Is an antivirus & anti-malware tool/app named Windows Defender that helps protect your PC from an array of threats, such malware, viruses, trojans and spyware. From time to time, there Is the need to access It's settings when performing and configuring certain tasks, hence In this tutorial, I will show you how to add the Windows Defender option to the right-click context menu.
Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. Type Defender In the Search bar, click on the first search result at the top, and Windows Defender will execute as per the Image below.
Provided you do not have another Antivirus or Security Suite Installed, by default, Windows Defender Is up and running- with It's Real-time protection actively monitoring your PC for potential threats. To help keep your system malicious-free, It's good practice to perform a quick & full scan, as well as check that the latest virus definitions are updated.
As such, I will demonstrate how to add Windows Defender to the right-click context menu, thereby you can access the said settings with a click of the mouse. To do this, I will use a neat little Registry file that will automatically add the entries to the Windows Registry, and Immediately apply It to the right-click thereafter.
I have provided the download links to the Registry file, at the end of this article. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.
Step One:Once you've downloaded the file, extract It's contents to a folder of your choice and double-click the Add Defender.reg file. It will then prompt whether to add the entries to the Windows Registry, so hit Yes.
Step Two:A message will be returned confirming that the entries have been successfully added to the Registry, so click OK to finalize the process.
Step Three:I've navigated to my desktop, right-clicked on a blank area and as you can see, Windows Defender has been added to the context menu, as well as It's respective settings. Let's test It, by clicking on Quick Scan.
Step Four:The Command Prompt has executed and as expected, the virus signatures are being updated.
Last Step:In the event you change your mind and want to remove Windows Defender from the right-click menu, simply double-click the Remove Defender.reg file, and click Yes.
Final Thoughts:Windows Defender, has significantly Improved over the years with It's overall detection and removal of many variants of computer viruses. In fact, It's now comparable to some leading antivirus software such as Bitdefender and Avira, which Is all the more reason why you should have It at your disposal by applying the above tweak.
Use any of the links below to download the aforementioned Registry files.
Direct Link Mega:
Direct Link AnonFiles:
Direct Link Mediafire:
Direct Link Solidfiles:
Direct Link Sabercathost:
Direct Link Uploadfiles: