When was the last time you’ve right clicked on a file or folder or a hard disk drive and selected ‘Scan with Malwarebytes’ option with the Malwarebytes anti-malware installed on your computer? If your answer is No, not that many times, and let me remind you, with Windows Defender (or other third-party antivirus) running, you already have a ‘Scan with Windows Defender‘ option exist in context menu.
So if you’re using both Malwarebytes and Windows Defender, then you have two scan with options present in the Context menu. If you want to keep your Windows right click menu or context menu simple without clutter, you may want to remove unnecessary ‘Scan with Malwarebytes’ option, here is how that can be done.
Before proceeding to know about how you can do that, do know there is a rare or occasional need when you want to use the ‘Scan with Malwarebytes’ option in right click menu, for instance, you may want to use it when you want to scan a USB flash drive or memory card or file that flagged as suspicious by antivirus. Then you can easily add it back to right click menu by following the instructions mentioned at the end of the article.
Disable or remove Scan with Malwarebytes option from Context Menu in Windows
1. Launch Malwarebytes by clicking its shortcut icon on desktop or by right clicking on Malwarebytes system tray icon and selecting ‘Open Malwarebytes’ option.
2. In the main window, click on Settings > Windows Context Menus
3. Under ‘Show Malwaebytes options in Windows Explorer‘, turn the switch from On to ‘Off’.
That was easy-peasy, isn’t it?.
The above instructions work for both Malwarebytes Premium and free versions.
Re-enable 0r add Scan with Malwarebytes option to right click menu
1. Follow steps from one to two, in the third step, toggle the switch to ‘On’.