How to create shortcuts to start a Windows Defender scan on Windows 10

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Here's a quicker way to run certain Windows Defender tasks to keep your computer free of malware on Windows 10.
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Windows Defender is the security software that protects your PC against different types of malware, including viruses, spyware, and other kinds of malicious code that may cause harm to your device.
Although you can choose from a slew of alternative antivirus software, Windows Defender has been improving over the years, and it has proven to be a robust security solution. You don't only get real-time protection and free updates, but for advanced users, there is even a command-line utility to manage and schedule custom tasks.
Furthermore, you can also use the command-line utility to create scripts to quickly run certain tasks and keep your computer running smoothly.

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