Windows Defender, launched with Windows Vista, failed to impress me even in the upgraded Windows 7 version. But at the same time, Microsoft Security Essentials did a fair job in protecting a computer against some of the common virus threats and got positive reviews in the market.
Now that both — Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender – are combined in Windows 8. But unfortunately there is no right click “Scan” option for this Windows defender. I have found a trick and just sharing this..
open your text editor and type copy paste the below
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"MUIVerb"="Scan with Windows Defender"
@=""C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MpCmdRun.exe" -scan -scantype 3 -file "%1""
Save this as “Windows Defender RightClick Scan.REG” (without quotes)
Now just double click on the saved file, windows will ask for a confirmation message and say OK to it and you’re done…
DO IT ON YOUR OWN RISK..