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Microsoft Security Essentials - Quick Scan - Create Shortcut

How to Create a Microsoft Security Essentials "Quick Scan" Shortcut
Published by Brink
23 Nov 2011
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How to Create a Microsoft Security Essentials "Quick Scan" Shortcut

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create a shortcut that will open Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and automatically perform a quick scan of your system.

warning   Warning
You will need to have Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) installed on your computer before this shortcut will work.


EXAMPLE: Microsoft Security Essentials "Quick Scan"
Microsoft Security Essentials - Quick Scan - Create Shortcut-quickscan.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "MSE - QuickScan" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
MSE-QuickScan.zip
download
2. Save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the MSE - QuickScan shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the MSE - QuickScan shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button.
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.

5. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like, or save it to use again.





OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "MSE - QuickScan" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button. (see screenshot below)
"%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -QuickScan
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 436
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type MSE - QuickScan for the name, and click on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
Name:  Step2.jpg
Views: 433
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click on the new MSE - QuickScan shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step3E.jpg
Views: 430
Size:  63.1 KB
6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Client\eppmanifest.dll
Name:  Step4.jpg
Views: 437
Size:  30.7 KB
7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Step5E.jpg
Views: 429
Size:  62.0 KB
9. You can now Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move it where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn





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