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How to Open Windows Defender Security Center App in Windows 10

Windows 10 Creators Update introduces a new app called Windows Defender Security Center, which promises to make it easier than ever for users to view and control the way Windows protects computer from malware as well as from other security threats. This tutorial will show you how to access to this app.

Open Windows Defender Security Center

5 Ways to Open Windows Defender Security Center App

There are several ways to access Windows Defender Security Center app.

Way 1: in System Tray

Double-click on the shield icon in the taskbar to open the Windows Defender Security Center.

Open Windows Defender Security Center app from Taskbar

Way 2: in Search box

Type Windows defender in search box, then click on Windows Defender Security Center in the result list.

Open Windows Defender Security Center by searching it

Way 3: in Start Menu

You can find Windows Defender Security Center app inside the All apps list from your Start Menu.

Open Windows Defender Security Center from Start menu

Way 4: in Settings app

Step 1: Open Settings app. Click on Update & Security icon.

Step 2: On the left panel, select Windows Defender tab. On the right panel and click the button Open Windows Defender Security Center.

Open Windows Defender Security Center from Settings app

Way 5: in Run

Step 1: Press Windows logo + R keys on keyboard to open Run dialog.

Step 2: Then type in defendersecuritycenter, and hit Enter.

Run Windows Defender Security Center app

Once you’ve opened it, this is what the Windows Defender Security Center looks like:

Windows Defender Security Center app

In this app you can:

  • Monitor threats to your device, run virus scans, and get updates to help detect the latest threats.
  • See status about your device’s performance health and keep your device clean and up to date with the latest version of Windows 10.
  • Manage the settings for your Windows Firewall, and monitor what’s happening with your networks and Internet connections.
  • Use Family options to manage your children’s online experiences and the devices in your household.
  • Use Windows Defender SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge to help protect your device against potentially dangerous apps, files, sites, and downloads.