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Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« on: September 10, 2016, 03:59:52 PM »
Good morning.

Running Windows 10 and using free Avast for Home Use.

I often download files to the desktop rather than using Cloud services. Before opening these files I scan them with both MBAM and AVAST A/V, however, when I right click on the files, the option to scan with AVAST is not there (like it used to be with earlier versions of Windows). It only shows Windows Defender (which is disabled) as an A/V scan option.

I was wondering is there a simple way I can add AVAST to the context menu so I don't have to open the program to run a single file scan? (preferably without a registry adjustment)

Thanks in advance

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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 04:34:24 PM »
Repair Avast:
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2. Click on 'Repair'.
3. Follow instructions.
4. Reboot.
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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 04:59:01 PM »
Thanks Asyn, worked like a charm. AVAST scan icon now appears in the right click context menu.


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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2016, 04:59:33 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 05:01:39 PM »
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I often download files to the desktop rather than using Cloud services. Before opening these files I scan them with both MBAM and AVAST A/V
The best way to check like this would be to upload to a multi engine online scanner, like these

www.virustotal.com  /  www.metadefender.com  /  www.jotti.org

If you see file as uploaded before, always click rescan for a fresh result

These will also give lots of additional file info if you use the additional tabs

Matadefender will unpack and list all files inside a zip with scan result for each file
On VT it is best to upload file unpacked or the additional info given will be skewed




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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 05:15:20 PM »
Pondus, thanks but for the number of files I actually download (maybe less than 5 a week) I`ll keep it simple. However if it comes to the point when I have to download in volume, I`ll revisit this thread.

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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 05:48:59 PM »
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number of files I actually download (maybe less than 5 a week) I`ll keep it simple.
It is just as simple as using avast. May take a minute longer before you get The result but then it is checked by 40+ AV engines

Be aware that file you download / save to disk / access / read / open close folder ..... is already checked by avast.
Avast realtime protection monitor evrything that goes on in your computer when on


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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 06:26:56 PM »
You may also want to check out the following:
http://www.herdprotect.com/
68 different scanners are used by this service. :)
(Not recommended to check Drive C:\  for obvious reasons. :) )
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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2016, 08:17:23 PM »
You may also want to check out the following: http://www.herdprotect.com/
Nothing I would suggest to use (except to an expert user).
It usually only brings more confusion to the party (FPs, etc..).
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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2016, 08:33:11 PM »
No more confusing than the other options mentioned. Strictly as a second opinion. I personally am quite happy to leave it all in Avast's capable hands. 
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Re: Add Avast Scan Option to Context Menu (Win10)
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2016, 08:36:57 PM »
I personally am quite happy to leave it all in Avast's capable hands.
If so, the topic was literally closed after Reply #3. ;)
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