Launching Windows Defender is quite a difficult task for users of Windows 10 as Windows doesn’t show it’s icon on the desktop or in the start menu. There are other ways to open the built-in antivirus though: click on Windows key and type defender, click on the best match or right click on the Windows Defender icon in the system tray and select ‘Open’.

Microsoft has accepted the problem and released a free app, Windows Defender Hub on Windows Store for this purpose. This app, neither needs subscription nor contains nagware.

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Windows Defender Hub App for Windows 10

You can use the Defender Hub for quick access to Windows Defender. Not only that, this app once installed, also displays security information from Microsoft about malware, viruses and latest security trends, even if you use another antivirus on your computer.


You can download Windows Defender Hub from here.

Do you install this app from Microsoft to open Windows Defender? Have you found difficult to open Windows built-in antimalware? Let us know in the comments

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