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Protect your device from malware with Windows Sandbox
Downloading a malicious email or app can wreak havoc on your device. Protect your computer health with Windows Sandbox.
How do I discover and remove malware when the OS can not?
If the operating system doesn't detect and remove the root kit how do I remove it from the system? Please post a walkthrough on how to detect and remove malware using command prompt or an external drive. Why does my administrator require "elevation" in command prompt? How do I patch a system after removing a root kit? I do not want to format my hard drive, how do I know my media tool isn't infected? How do I know someone isn't connected remotely to my windows or iOS?
App & browser control: Stop security risks before they happen
Set protections against online attacks in App & browser control.
Discover the advantages of Safe Mode in Windows 10
Stop frozen computer screens. Learn how to use Safe Mode in Windows 10.
Staying safe from email & chat scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom explains email and web chat scams - how to spot them, what to do if you see one, and how to protect your online safety.
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.
Firewall & network protections: Keep unwanted online traffic out
Check up on your Windows Defender Firewall protection.
As long as we have DEFENDER, why does everyone need to purchase all the plethora of malware/virus protection/programs etc..? It seems that when I get the free ones, they usually cause me more trouble then they are worth.
Staying safe from web browser scams
Windows Defender engineer Erik Wahlstrom has seen web browser scams. Here, Erik shows how to spot a scam and how to best use Windows and Microsoft Edge for online safety.
Take control of your security with Windows Defender Security Center
Windows Defender Security Center puts you in control of your security protections, and recommends actions to improve device health and security.
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Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts files and folders, preventing access to important files. Ransomware attempts to extort money from victims by asking for money, usually in form of cryptocurrencies, in exchange for the decryption key. But cybercriminals won't always follow through and unlock the files they encrypted.
A worm is a type of malware that can copy itself and often spreads through a network by exploiting security vulnerabilities. It can spread through email attachments, text messages, file-sharing programs, social networking sites, network shares, removable drives, and software vulnerabilities. How worms work. Worms represent a large category of ...
Learn about the world's most prevalent cyberthreats, including viruses and malware. Understand how they arrive, their detailed behaviors, infection symptoms, and how to prevent and remove them.
Prevent malware infection. 12/30/2019; 6 minutes to read +4; In this article. Malware authors are always looking for new ways to infect computers. Follow the tips below to stay protected and minimize threats to your data and accounts.