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Windows 7: "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials" - Add or Remove Context Menu

24 Oct 2016   #20

Windows 7 64 bit
Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials"

I just noticed it today but I know it was here last week. I never updated anything other than virus definitions. I did however shut of automatic windows update last week too. Maybe there is a connection but that seems unlikely. Bottom line I don't like the reg hack because it use a freakin DOS screen. Why? It was part of the MSE suit. It needs to come back please IMHO.

Also, I just uninstalled MSE and reinstalled from MS website and the right click context menu came back. Of course I don't have that the KB installed wither.

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28 Oct 2016   #21

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

The "Scan" item in the context menu keeps on appearing when I disinstall and reinstall MSE, but then there is probably always an update that makes it disappear. I made a backup copy of registry entries when the item was present in the menu. The contents of MSE related keys are exactly the same as the ones in the .reg file suggested at the beginning of this forum. When the item is not present in the context menu though, the keys are still in the registry, and they are the same, so there must be something else preventing the MSE item to show up in the menu.
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28 Oct 2016   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello fabl63,

Do you have any 3rd party AV or security software installed?
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08 Nov 2016   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I have Spybot, Adwcleaner and ComboFix installed.
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08 Nov 2016   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm not sure unless one of those may be causing it.
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