Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10

    Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10

    How to Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10
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    18 May 2017
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    Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10

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    The Windows Defender Security Center makes it is easier for you to view and control the security protections you choose and better understand the security features already protecting you on your Windows 10 device.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Windows Defender Security Center shortcut in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download a Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create a Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut


    EXAMPLE: Windows Defender Security Center
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    Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Download a Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut

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

    Windows_Defender_Security_Center_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 Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10
    To Manually Create a Windows Defender Security Center 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)

    %windir%\explorer.exe windowsdefender:

    Name:  Windows_Defender_Security_Center_shortcut-1.png
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    3. Type Windows Defender Security Center for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Name:  Windows_Defender_Security_Center_shortcut-2.png
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    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Windows Defender Security Center shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

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

    Name:  Windows_Defender_Security_Center_shortcut-3.png
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Size:  19.6 KB

    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

    Name:  Windows_Defender_Security_Center_shortcut-4.png
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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)

    Name:  Windows_Defender_Security_Center_shortcut-5.png
Views: 1902
Size:  19.5 KB

    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.    26 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 25
    windows 10

    I prefer the old (pre anniversary update) interface ... just use this as your link and pop it on your desktop

    Click image for larger version. 

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    C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
    (or wherever your defender is stored in your Program Files (x86) folder)
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    26 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,212
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040
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      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    26 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 25
    windows 10

    Lol, yup. Sorry ... just found that thread after i replied to this one.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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