Microsoft Security Essentials right-click context menu

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daktar

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Hello!

Maybe this is a bit of a technical question, but I am sure that there are people here that will be able to help me out :)

I have installed Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows Vista Home Premium (SP2) machine. It works fine, but I have a little issue with it that I'd like to change.

When I right-click on a file, I have the option to "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." As you can see in this screenshot, it has made my right-click context menu really wide:



I would like to edit the scanning option to state something like "Scan with MSE". However, I cannot find the proper place in the registry where to change this. I have tried using a couple of utilities that allow you to enable and disable right-click context menu items, but they do not seem to allow you to edit them at all - only enable and disable.

I have looked online for help on this but I have not been able do what I want. If anyone here could help me I would really appreciate it :)

Thanks a lot :)
 

Phantom010

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You may find the proper registry locations HERE. However, I have not found how to edit the context menu items, or if it can be done.
 
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Don't think you can, i think it is contained in a shell extension dll file.

Would be nice if one could.

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daktar

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Thank you for the replies.

There must be a way to edit it, but I really cannot find where in the registry it is located (if it's there at all). I found a dll file in the program folder called "shellext.dll" which may be relevant. I've tried opening it in a plain text editor (I don't know how else I could really edit a dll, since it's not usually a good idea!) but I can't find the phrase "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." anywhere.

Any further help or ideas would be welcome :)
 

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I think you'd have to modify the program itself. So, I don't think there's a way for a user.
 
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