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How to Create a Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut

This guide will show you how to create a Windows Defender Security Center shortcut on Windows 10 PC.

To Create a Shortcut for Windows Defender Security Center, here's how:

Step 1: On Windows 10 desktop, right click on any blank area. Then select New > Shortcut.

create a shortcut

Step 2: Copy and paste the following location into the location area, and click on Next.

%windir%\explorer.exe windowsdefender:

create a Windows Defender Security Center shortcut

Step 3: Type in Windows Defender Security Center for the name, and click on the Finish button. The shortcut is generating successfully on your Desktop.

create a Windows Defender Security Center shortcut

Step 4: Right click on the new Windows Defender Security Center shortcut, and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button.

Change Icon

Step 5: Copy and paste the location below to the box, and press Enter.

%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\EppManifest.dll

Select the icon highlighted in blue, then click on OK.

Windows Defender Shortcut

Click Apply and OK buttons on the Properties box and implement the new icon to the shortcut. Then you can Pin to TaskbarPin to Start, add to Quick Launch, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

Add Windows Defender to Quick Launch bar