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Sorry if this has been covered before.

I have Malwarebytes Premium. My file manager is Total Commander. When I select a file in Total Commander I can right mouse\Scan with Malwarebytes.

I would like to assign a key command to do this in Total Commander. I asked in their forum and they suggested asking here for the command line to do this. Can you please assist.

Thank you for any help.

Cheers
Ian

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Thank you for your reply. Is there an alternative solution. I am told of the following in the registry:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AllFileSystemObjects\ShellEx\ContextMenuHandlers

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell

--for folder --

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

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The "Scan with Malwarebytes" option is included in the Windows Explorer contextual menu. Total Commander probably have their own implementation of that contextual menu, which probably doesn't support Malwarebytes.

Just to make sure, under Settings, make sure that Contextual menu option in Windows Explorer is set to Enabled. If it is and it doesn't show up, it should be Total Commander's job to add this feature, not Malwarebytes.

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In Total Commander, when I right mouse on a file, I get the attached popup. I then select Scan with Malwarebytes and file is scanned. I am just trying to eliminate the right mouse and select by using another key command.

Is that what you mean by Contextual menu option in Windows Explorer is set to Enabled. ?

 

 

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17 minutes ago, ianm said:

I then select Scan with Malwarebytes and file is scanned. I am just trying to eliminate the right mouse and select by using another key command.

I can not think of anything to accomplish what you are looking for Without the ability of CMD line or power shell which is not available in the consumer versions of Malwarebytes.

You also might want to be aware of the following since you are looking to scan individual files/folders. you might rethink your need to do those scans.

Malwarebytes does not target script files during a scan.. That means MB will not target; JS, HTML, VBS, .CLASS, SWF, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.

It also does not target documents such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, etc.

It also does not target media files;  MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.

Malwarebytes will detect files like these on execution only.

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I did not know this. I am uncomfortable about one of these files which might have a virus, sitting on my disk until executed. What if I sent the file to a friend or other machine ? What files are scanned when I say select a folder of files?

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8 minutes ago, ianm said:

 What files are scanned when I say select a folder of files?

Any thing else.

Are you using the free or paid version. Do you have windows Defender activated as well? I always do.

I always scan files I am not sure about with Virus total for a "second" opinion. I have added to ability for that in my right click menu.

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I have Malwarebytes Premium. I have a standard Windows 10 install so have Windows Defender. I wasn't aware I needed to activate it. That said I thought it was considered unwise to have two antivirus programs active at the same time?

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8 minutes ago, ianm said:

That said I thought it was considered unwise to have two antivirus programs active at the same time?

Malwarebytes is not an Antivirus in the antivirus sense.

Malwarebytes is not designed to function like normal AV scanners and uses a new kind of scan engine that relies mostly on heuristics detection techniques rather than traditional threat signatures.  Malwarebytes is also designed to look in all the locations where malware is known to install itself/hide, so a full or custom scan shouldn't be necessary, especially on any sort of frequent basis (like daily), especially since the default Threat Scan/Quick Scan checks all loading points/startup locations, the registry, all running processes and threads in memory, along with all system folders, program folders and data folders as well as any installed browsers, caches and temp locations.  This also means that if a threat were active from a non-standard location, because Malwarebytes checks all threads and processes in memory, it should still be detected.  The only threat it *might* miss would be a dormant/inactive threat that is not actively running/installed on a secondary drive, however if the threat were executed then Malwarebytes should detect it.  Additionally, whenever a new location is discovered to be used by malware the Malwarebytes Research team adds that location dynamically to the outgoing database updates so the locations that are checked by the default Threat/Quick Scan in Malwarebytes can be changed on the fly by Research without requiring any engine or program version updates/upgrades.

An AV will catch the file just by downloading it or just opining a folder with a detected file in it.

For an example you get an email with a infected attachment, Malwarebytes will not even blink until you run it yet Defender will detect it if it is in their database with out even actually clicking on it. Remember the list of files Malwarebytes does not target.

Then I will leave you with this.

As good as Malwarebytes is, it is just a layer of protection.

Using a browser that has Ublock Origin and the Malwarebytes Browser guard enabled is also a layer of protection.

Not opening attachments from email unless you were expecting it from a specific user during a specific time period.

Do not use Torrents. Do not install every free software you find. Do not click links in unknown email. Go directly to the sit listed in the email.

Having monthly image of your computer on an external drive that is only connected during the backup is actually better than any protective software ever made. Macrium Reflect free is the program I use and place on every computer I service.

 

10 minutes ago, ianm said:

I wasn't aware I needed to activate it.

Malwarebytes will in many cases deactivate Defender when Malwarebytes registers in the windows security center. To prevent that change the following setting.

 

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The Windows Security Center setting was set to off.

Thank you for your considerable help.

The advice about the need for specific file scanning is useful.  

What level of Malwarebytes do I need to get CLI?

 

Cheers

Ian

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