Microsoft released Windows 10 Fall update this week with. It is running very good on my system. But one pet-peeve I have with the update is that it adds a “Scan with Windows Defender” command in context menus of files and folders. Even if you use a third-party antvirus installed and have Defender disabled. Although one can ignore it and move on with their life, my OCD gets…you know…
I have even removed “Play with Windows Media Player” and “Shop online for music” items. (I use foobar2000.)
To remove the Defender menu item.
Either delete the following registry key:
or run the following in elevated Command Prompt:
regsvr32 /u "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\shellext.dll
…and it will be gone. Poof!