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Anyone not using Windows Defender?
I've been using Windows Defender as my primary antivirus for quite a while now since it's built in and free, but I know there's a ton of other options out there. For those folks that aren't using defender as their antivirus, is there any reason? I feel like I've got all my bases covered, but I just don't know. -nik SVA @ MS store
Windows Security: The dashboard for device protections
Windows Security provides a dashboard into your device's security protections.
Finding files, documents and apps on your device...
How easy or difficult is it for you to find files, documents and apps on your device? What do you wish you could change or make simpler in this process?
What's the first app you open on your computer every day?
Firewall & network protections: Keep unwanted online traffic out
Check up on your Windows Defender Firewall protection.
Device security: Protection for your most central systems
Device security helps you monitor protection of your device's core software and hardware.
Family options: Set Windows to protect your family online
Use Family options to help keep kids and other family members safe online.
Windows Defender definition updates
I would like it if Microsoft can clarify something to me. Like during the weekend, Saturday and Sunday (it happened before), when I checked for the any definition updates via Windows update or from Windows Security, there were no updates. I have to manually download the definition updates. I like to know if it is my issue or an issue at Microsoft? Is that normal and any ways to prevent it from happening in the future? It is working again now.
Keep your PC more secure with Windows Security Updates
Are "Patch Tuesday" security updates truly important? Dimple Arya from the Windows Update team explains why they definitely are important.
Meet Marcus: Security made simple with Windows 10 in S mode
Windows 10 in S Mode offers a simple way to stay secure whether you're at home or in the office.
Windows Defender Antivirus. Keep your PC safe with trusted antivirus protection built-in to Windows 10. Windows Defender Antivirus delivers comprehensive, ongoing and real-time protection against software threats like viruses, malware and spyware across email, apps, the cloud and the web.
This is because the built-in security of Windows 10 in S mode automatically prevents viruses and other threats from running on your device. In addition, devices running Windows 10 in S mode receive security updates automatically. In previous versions of Windows 10, Windows Security is called Windows Defender Security Center.
Select the Start button > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security and then Firewall & network protection. Open Windows Security settings; Select a network profile. Under Microsoft Defender Firewall, switch the setting to Off.Turning off Windows Defender Firewall could make your device (and network, if you have one) more vulnerable to unauthorized access.
Virus & threat protection in Windows Security helps you scan for threats on your device. You can also run different types of scans, see the results of your previous virus and threat scans, and get the latest protection offered by Windows Defender Antivirus.
Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security > Virus & threat protection. Under Virus & threat protection settings, select Manage settings, and then under Exclusions, select Add or remove exclusions. Select Add an exclusion, and then select from files, folders, file types, or process. The exclusion will apply to subfolders ...