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Scan Archive Files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

Scan Archive Files with Windows Defender in Windows 10
Windows Defender is the built-in security solution in Windows 10 and is enabled by default. It protects your PC against viruses, malware, spyware and other unwanted apps. You can enable scanning of archive files with Windows Defender in Windows 10 for better protection. Windows Defender will scan the contents of compressed (archive) files when a scan is scheduled or when the user starts the scanning process manually.

Follow below instructions to enable scan archive files with Windows Defender in Windows 10:

1. Type powershell into Start Menu search box.



2. Right click "Windows PowerShell", select Run as Administrator.



3. Type or copy/paste the following command to enable scanning of archive files:

Code:

Set-MpPreference -DisableArchiveScanning 0





Once you press the Enter key, Windows Defender will be able to scan compressed (archive) files such as .zip, *.rar or .cab files in Windows 10 for threats and viruses.


To undo the change you have made, open a new elevated PowerShell instance again and type the command:

Code:

Set-MpPreference -DisableArchiveScanning 1




Last edited by FreeBooter on 7th February 2017, 10:33 pm; edited 1 time in total
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