How to Open Windows Security App

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How to Open Windows Security App

Here you can see the various ways to open Windows Security in Windows 10. Let’s see what they are.

Method #1

Click on the Start menu. In the “W” section, you will see “Windows Security.” Hit it.

Method #2

Open Run. Type windowsdefender: and then press the “Enter” key. You can use the above command in the address toolbar, the address bar of the File Explorer and the Task Manager.

Or you can use the command start windowsdefender: in the following programs:

  • Command Prompt
  • PowerShell

Method #3

In the notification area you will see the “Windows Security notification icon.” Hit it.

Note: If you do not see the icon there, it is in the “Show hidden icons.” Press the “Up Arrow” button in the notification area, and you should be able to see the icon now.

Method #4

Open Settings, click “Update & Security” and click “Open Windows Security” in the left sidebar. Click on the “Open Windows Security” button.

Method #5

Open the Start menu. Enter security, and you can see the Windows Security app in the search results. Hit it.

How to Create a Windows Security Shortcut

Here you will see the steps to create a Windows Security shortcut on the Windows 10 desktop. But keep in mind that the steps are the same to create a shortcut in File Explorer.

Right-click on the empty area of your desktop. Move the mouse over “New” and press “Shortcut.”

In the “Create Shortcut” pop-up, type windowsdefender:. Hit the “Next” button.

If you do not like the suggested name, enter the name for the shortcut as you wish. Click on the “Finish” button.

How to Reset Windows Security

Open the Start menu.

Enter security, and you will see the Windows Security app.

Right-click on it and press the “App settings” option.

Now find the “Reset” button and press it.

Click the “Reset” button in the confirmation popup.