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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.
App & browser control: Stop security risks before they happen
Set protections against online attacks in App & browser control.
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.
Firewall & network protections: Keep unwanted online traffic out
Check up on your Windows Defender Firewall protection.
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.
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 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.
Whenever I open the Microsoft Edge browser, which has the MSN homepage set - and before I've even clicked on anything else - a nasty trojan/virus (Perfstringbackup.tmp) installs, then my firewall is disabled, and then a fake Windows update downloads more malware onto my PC. How is this all possible?
Staying safe from caller ID spoofing
Don't fall for scam phone calls that "spoof" caller ID. Erik Wahlstrom explains what to do if you get a suspicious call.
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Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) helps keep Windows computers free from prevalent malware. MSRT finds and removes threats and reverses the changes made by these threats. MSRT is generally released monthly as part of Windows Update or as a standalone tool available here for download.
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.
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.
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 ...