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Context Menu (Scan For Viruses)

Created: 31 Mar 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 3 comments

I'm wondering if the x64 version of Endpoint Protection will ever get the context menu functions that the x86 versions have. A colleague of mine said that MR4 MP1a might implement this function. Is there any truth to that? What's the status on restoring such context menu options in x64 versions. Thanks in advance.

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Symantec World's picture


As my knowledge this option is not supported in 64 bit.

Regards, M.R

tata_FIDO's picture

Where will be supported context menu for Scan for viruses on Vista 64 bit. Is any way how to made it correctly? what abou register edit, maybe

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Scan for Viruses - testing]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Scan for Viruses - testing\command]
@="xxx.exe %1"

no tell me which process or exe i must ot write as xxx.exe for starting scaning with parametr for example file directory ....

Rastasandwich's picture

I'm not sure what the status is on this issue, however you can use this workaround until a new release potentially addresses the problem...
(It's also good for any 32bit program which has shell extensions (context menus) which are missing when installed on 64bit windows):

Start up a separate 32bit explorer and navigate to the file/folders you wish to scan...the context menu will appear and be functional!

See KB #895561 Some Windows Explorer extensions and some Control Panel items are not available in x64 Edition.
    a.)    create a shortcut to: 

           "%windir%\syswow64\explorer.exe /separate"
           (remove the quotes) and place it on your desktop
    b.)    Use this version of Windows Explorer when you need to use your extensions.

No need to thank me...just passing on the info!