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Get Classic Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

Get Classic Windows Defender in Windows 10 Creators Update

As you may already know, Windows 10 Creators Update comes with a new security dashboard app called "Windows Defender Security Center". It includes a number of options to control the security and health of your operating system. It includes the user interface to manage Windows Defender, but you can still access the classic Windows Defender desktop app.

Start an Offline Scan with Windows Defender from PowerShell

Start an Offline Scan with Windows Defender from PowerShell

Windows 10 "Anniversary Update" version 1607 features offline scanning with Windows Defender. While the feature itself is not new for those who are familiar with Defender and use it, it has now become part of Windows for the first time. Today, we'll see how to launch it from PowerShell.

Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10

Create Windows Defender Security Center Shortcut in Windows 10

In Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new app called Windows Defender Security Center. The application, formerly known as "Windows Defender Dashboard", has been created to help the user control his security and privacy settings in a clear and useful way. It combines all essential security features under a single dashboard.

Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 Creators Update

In Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new app called Windows Defender Security Center. The application, formerly known as "Windows Defender Dashboard", has been created to help the user control his security and privacy settings in a clear and useful way. It combines all essential security features under a single dashboard.

Enable Scan Archive Files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

Enable Scan Archive Files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

You can enable scanning of archive files with Windows Defender in Windows 10 for better security and protection. Windows Defender will scan the contents of compressed (archive) files when a scan is scheduled or when the user starts the scanning process manually. Windows Defender is the built-in security solution in Windows 10 and is enabled by default. It protects your PC against viruses, malware, spyware and other unwanted apps.

Enable Network Drive Scan with Windows Defender in Windows 10

Enable Network Drive Scan with Windows Defender in Windows 10

By default, Windows Defender in Windows 10 does not scan mapped network drives. SMB shares that you mapped as a drive letter can also include malware. For better security and protection, you can enable this feature. The Defender app does not include an option to control scanning of mapped network drives in the user interface, but there are at least two methods to enable this feature. Let's see how.

How to disable or enable Windows Defender enhanced notifications in Windows 10

How to disable or enable Windows Defender enhanced notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary update introduced enhanced notifications for Windows Defender. Now, when its scan is complete, the app shows a toast notification on the Desktop and puts the same notification in Action Center. There is a setting to manage enhanced notifications in Windows 10. Using it, you can disable or enable them.

Windows Defender in Windows 10 gets Advanced Threat Protection

Windows Defender in Windows 10 gets Advanced Threat Protection

Microsoft is working to help businesses remain protected from serious threats besides vulnerabilities. A new feature of Windows Defender will land in Windows 10 soon which will be aimed at protecting users from security and privacy breaches across endpoints and data thefts besides hack attacks.

How to perform an offline scan with Windows Defender

How to perform an offline scan with Windows Defender

Windows 10 Redstone 1 update features offline scanning with Windows Defender. While the feature itself is not new for those who are familiar with Defender and use it, it has now become part of Windows for the first time.

How to delete Scan with Windows Defender from context menu in Windows 10

How to delete Scan with Windows Defender from context menu in Windows 10

As you might have already noticed, in Windows 10 version 1511, Microsoft implemented a context menu item for Windows Defender. Now it is possible to scan selected files and folders in File Explorer with one click by right clicking and launching Windows Defender. If you do not want this "Scan with Windows Defender" verb/context menu item, here is how you can safely remove it.