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#1 Zoom7000

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    The Ankle Breaker

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  • Location: London, UK

Posted 12 November 2012 - 14:50

Microsoft Security Essentials had a nice option (like most other Anti Virus products on the market) to right click a file and scan for viruses. However, now that it is built in to Windows Defender, this option has disappeared. I tried searching Google and found an option to scan a folder, but is there any way to get the option back to scan individual files for viruses? (Can't believe that Microsoft left this out!) :huh:


#2 Detection

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  • Joined: 30-October 10
  • Location: UK
  • OS: 7 SP1 x64

Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:24

Can't help with your main question, but virustotal has a nice right click > send to > virustotal uploader, it scans with about 40 different antivirus scanners

#3 drewho

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 15:31

i use this method, not quite the same as in Security Essentials but it works

http://www.guidingte...8-context-menu/

#4 OP Zoom7000

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  • Joined: 12-November 03
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:37

That method only works for folders, not individual files. :(



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