Windows 8.1: Create a Windows Defender Shortcut on Desktop

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Problem

How to create a Windows Defender shortcut on Desktop?

Operating System: Windows 8, Windows 8.1


Solution 1

  • Open Explorer
  • To do it fast use the following shortcut on your keyboard: WIN + E

Windows-Key + E

  • Type or paste the following path and press Enter
 %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender
  • Right-click the file: MSASCui.exe
  • Click Send to --> Desktop (create shortcut)

%ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender


  • Windows Defender shortcut:

Windows Defender Shortcut on Desktop

Solution 2

  • Right click on a empty area on the desktop
  • Click on New and then on Shortcut

Creating a new shortcut on Windows 8

  • Type or paste the following path and click on Next
 %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe

Creating a new shortcut on Windows 8

  • Choose some name for your shortcut

New Windows Defender Shortcut Name.png

  • Windows Defender shortcut:

Windows Defender Shortcut on Desktop