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    Add Windows Defender Antivirus to Control Panel in Windows 10

    Add Windows Defender Antivirus to Control Panel in Windows 10

    How to Add Windows Defender Antivirus to Control Panel in Windows 10
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    01 Feb 2018
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    Windows Defender Antivirus helps protect your PC against malware (malicious software) like viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software. Malware can infect your PC without your knowledge: it might install itself from an email message, when you connect to the Internet, or when you install certain apps using a USB flash drive, CD, DVD, or other removable media. Some malware can also be programmed to run at unexpected times, not only when it's installed.

    Windows Defender Antivirus is included with Windows and helps keep malware from infecting your PC in two ways:
    • Providing real-time protection. Windows Defender notifies you when malware tries to install itself or run on your PC. It also notifies you when apps try to change important settings.
    • Providing anytime scanning options. Windows Defender automatically scans your PC for installed malware on a regular basis, but you can also start a scan whenever you want. Windows Defender automatically removes (or temporarily quarantines) anything that's detected during a scan.

    Windows Defender Antivirus has been removed from the Control Panel by default in Windows 10 and is now integrated into the Windows Defender Security Center instead.

    This tutorial will show you how to add Windows Defender Antivirus back to the Control Panel for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove Windows Defender Antivirus in the Control Panel.
    Note   Note
    Starting with Windows 10 build 17063, Windows Defender Antivirus will now only open the Windows Defender Security Center.

    EXAMPLE: Windows Defender Antivirus in Control Panel (icons view) and Control Panel (category view)
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.

     2. To Add "Windows Defender Antivirus" to Control Panel

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



     3. To Remove "Windows Defender Antivirus" from Control Panel

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.



    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. If the Control Panel is currently open, then close and reopen it to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,

  1. Posts : 310
    Win 10 Pro x64 17133.1 Slow
       22 Aug 2017 #1

    Good one Shawn, thanks Too many steps in Settings to get to WD and this makes in more convenient. I made a desk top short cut making it really easy to check the status of AV updates etc...
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 31,366
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18219
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       22 Aug 2017 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec


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