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How to run Windows Defender directly in Windows 8 or create a shortcut to execute it

How to run Windows Defender directly in Windows 8 or create a shortcut to execute it

Windows Defender is an antivirus protection software which comes bundled with Windows 8. Although it is less effective than third party solutions, it provides a basic level of protection. Many users are content with the protection it offers to secure the operating system. However, Windows Defender lacks a notification area (system tray) icon. In this article, we will see how to quickly launch Windows Defender and run it directly with one click.