Learn how to set Windows Defender to scan archive files (.zip or .cab for example) in Windows 7.
Scan Compressed Files
- Open Control Panel from the Start menu.
- Open Windows Defender in the Control Panel.
Note: If Windows Defender is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.
- Select Tools at the top of the Windows Defender window.
- Select Options in the settings section of Windows Defender.
- Select Advanced.
- Check off Scan archive files and then click Save to save the changes.
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