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Windows Defender - Create Shortcut in Windows 8

How to Create a "Windows Defender" Shortcut in Windows 8

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This will show you how to create or download a Windows Defender shortcut in Windows 8. Windows 8 comes with a new version of Windows Defender which is the re-branded Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).

This is a newer version of Microsoft Security Essentials with the name of Windows Defender now, which has been enhanced with anti-spyware capabilities along with it's existing anti-virus protection. Windows Defender does not have a icon in the notification area, but it does run in the background by default and will give you a notification if it detects anything.

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You will not be able to install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in Windows 8 since Windows Defender is the new MSE.


EXAMPLE: Windows Defender in Windows 8
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OPTION ONE
To Download a "Windows Defender" Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.​
Windows_Defender.zip
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2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.​
3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the Windows Defender shortcut to the desktop.​
4. Unblock the Windows Defender shortcut.​
5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.​






OPTION TWO
To Manually Create a "Windows Defender" Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on a empty area on desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.​
2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)​
%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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3. Type Windows Defender for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.
Shortcut-2.jpg
4. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.​

That's it,
Shawn


 

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