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Disable Explorer Integration via Context Menu

SUMMARY: If your Explorer right-click menu is getting too crowded, remove Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from it.

By default, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware integrates itself with Windows Explorer via the right-click context menu. When the software is not already running, you can right-click a file (or selected group of files) and choose "Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware" to scan the selected file(s).

If you do not frequently scan only a group of files but rely on the real-time protection or full file scanner, or if your right-click Explorer context menu is getting too crowded, you may wish to disable this integration. To do so:

Scanning files via Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware via the right-click menu in Explorer

1. Open Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and click the "Settings" tab.

2. Make sure the "General Settings" sub-tab is selected.

3. Uncheck "Create right click context menu".

This tip was written regarding Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware v1.50.1.1100 running on a Windows Vista machine. Features, information, and screenshots are subject to change between versions and operating systems.

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