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    Create Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create a Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10
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    04 Dec 2017
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    On Windows 10, Windows Defender Offline is completely automated. This means Windows Defender when it identifies advanced malware will recommend that Windows Defender Offline be run and on the next reboot Windows Defender Offline will automatically scan/remediate the malware and reboot into Windows 10.

    Some malicious software can be particularly difficult to remove from your PC. Windows Defender Offline will restart and scan your PC offline (at boot) to help find and remove them using up-to-date definitions.

    This tutorial will show you how to download or create a Windows Defender Offline scan shortcut to manually run an offline scan of your PC in Windows 10.
    Note   Note
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to scan offline with Windows Defender Offline.

    When you run the Windows Defender Offline scan shortcut, you will be prompted by UAC to approve, and your computer will automatically restart to perform the offline scan with Windows Defender Offline.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download a Windows Defender Offline scan Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a Windows Defender Offline scan Shortcut


    EXAMPLE: Windows Defender Offline scan
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    Create Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Windows Defender Offline scan Shortcut

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

    Windows_Defender_Offline_scan_shortcut.zip

    download

    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file.

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.





    Create Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Windows Defender Offline Scan shortcut in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a Windows Defender Offline scan Shortcut

    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    PowerShell.exe Start-Process PowerShell -Verb RunAs Start-MpWDOScan

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    3. Type Windows Defender Offline scan for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

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    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Windows Defender Offline scan shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

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    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\EppManifest.dll

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    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
    NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    01 Mar 2016 #1
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    Here is an icon I made for the Offline Scan(I was in the process of making a shortcut myself, but you beat me to it Shawn):
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  2.    01 Mar 2016 #2
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    Nice icon Cliff. Thank you for sharing.
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  3.    02 Mar 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Nice icon Cliff. Thank you for sharing.
    Thanks Shawn, that with the circle is suppose to be a virus in crosshairs, but somehow the crosshairs got smudged when I antialiased the finished icon

    In case someone wants to know how it looks on the desktop with a wallpaper:
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  4.    02 Mar 2016 #4
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    So I just ran it on my desktop(10586.122) and it ran through like a charm
    Of course it found nothing(I only download from Developers sites/link and Major Geeks if I must, and I'm protected with MBAE), but it ran.
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  5.    02 Mar 2016 #5
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  6.    02 Mar 2016 #6
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    Shawn, it worked om my Pro desktop, but it's not on my Home laptop.
    I have 2 questions:
    1.) Could it be the Home or Pro version?

    2.) Or could it be the Set-ExecutionPolicey? I have use PowerShell on my desktop already, but not on my laptop.
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  7.    02 Mar 2016 #7
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    Try the shortcut again. I've noticed that if the offline scan has never been ran before, the shortcut may not work until the second time.
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  8.    02 Mar 2016 #8
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    I have already tried a whole bunch of times. I even tried rebooting, and trying again. All the happen is command prompt open, ask for permission, I give it, then Administrator PowerShell opens for a bit with the underline cursor in the top left(no text), then it closes. After that nothing
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  9.    02 Mar 2016 #9
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    A registry key that might be worth looking at tomorrow on my laptop.
    This is from my Event Viewer log on my desktop:
    Code:
    + System
    - Provider
    [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender
    [ Guid] {11CD958A-C507-4EF3-B3F2-5FD9DFBD2C78}
    EventID 5007
    Version 0
    Level 4
    Task 0
    Opcode 0
    Keywords 0x8000000000000000
    - TimeCreated
    [ SystemTime] 2016-03-02T15:56:55.030191000Z
    EventRecordID 995
    Correlation
    - Execution
    [ ProcessID] 2268
    [ ThreadID] 5276
    Channel Microsoft-Windows-Windows Defender/Operational
    Computer Desktop-Tower
    - Security
    [ UserID] S-1-5-18
    - EventData
    Product Name %%827
    Product Version 4.9.10586.0
    Old Value N/A\Scan\OfflineScanRun =
    New Value HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Scan\OfflineScanRun = 0x0
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