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Microsoft Security Essentials - Update - Create Shortcut

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

information   Information
This will show you how to download or create a shortcut that will open Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) and automatically check for install available updates for MSE.

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


EXAMPLE: Microsoft Security Essentials "Update"
Microsoft Security Essentials - Update - Create Shortcut-update.jpg



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

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

4. Right click on the MSE - Update 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 - Update" 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" -Update
Name:  Step1.jpg
Views: 522
Size:  93.6 KB
3. Type MSE - Update 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: 511
Size:  71.5 KB
4. Right click on the new MSE - Update 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:  Step3D.jpg
Views: 514
Size:  63.2 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: 512
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:  Step5D.jpg
Views: 507
Size:  62.1 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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23 Nov 2011   #1
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Nice & simple - just like me.

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23 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you sir.
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25 Aug 2012   #3
Urthboundmisfit

Windows 7 Home Prem x64 SP1, XP SP3
 
 
Very useful Shawn...

TY!

Quote:
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Brink again.
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25 Aug 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Joe, and thank you.
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19 Feb 2013   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Nice, simple useful.
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19 Feb 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Glad you like it Michael.
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20 Feb 2013   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Impeccable as usual Sir.
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