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    Please help me, I consider myself a rather 'advanced' Windows user but I'm having a simple problem...


    Microsoft Security Essentials has this context-menu option, "Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials..." -- what I want is the ability to scan things on the fly, so google showed some discouraging entries, such as


    But I'm so sure if there is a context menu and there is a way to make it scan files or directories... So I started in the registry. I found a MSSE shell extenstion reference to "{0365FE2C-F183-4091-AC82-BFC39FB75C49}", which points at c:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~3\shellext.dll; makes sense. But now what? When I look at the exported functions of the DLL all I see are the typical register/unregister type stuff


    Then I thought I was digging too deep, so i tried scanning a file and just looking at the running command line, that just revealed /hide /runkey command line options.


    So, in hopes of learning some fundamental Windows troubleshooting I've come to the experts to assist me in what seems to be a simple question which has already taken me too long to answer Wink