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Windows 10: View Security Providers in Windows Security

Windows 10: View Security Providers in Windows Security

Starting with Windows 10 Build 17704, you can quickly see available security providers (including antivirus, firewall, and web protection) in Windows Security. A new page called Security Providers in the Windows Security app provides quick access to installed security apps, reported issues, and more.

Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages

Windows Defender to protect against apps that show coercive messages

Windows Defender is the built-in security solution in Windows 10. It provides basic protection against threats. Earlier versions of Windows like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista also had it but it was less efficient previously as it only scanned spyware and adware. In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Defender is based on the Microsoft Security Essentials app which offers better protection by adding full blown protection against all kinds of malware. Soon, the app will be able to detect apps which show coercive messages or misleading content to pressure you into paying for additional services or performing superfluous actions. Windows Defender will remove such apps.

Schedule Scan in Windows Defender in Windows 10

Schedule Scan in Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is the built-in security solution in Windows 10. It provides basic protection against threats. Earlier versions of Windows like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista also had it but it was less efficient previously as it only scanned spyware and adware. In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Defender is based on the Microsoft Security Essentials app which offers better protection by adding full blown protection against all kinds of malware. Today, we will see how to schedule a scan in Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10.

Add Windows Defender to the Control Panel in Windows 10

Add Windows Defender to the Control Panel in Windows 10

Windows Defender is the default antivirus app shipped with Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista also had it but it was less efficient previously as it only scanned spyware and adware. In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Defender is based on the Microsoft Security Essentials app which offers better protection by adding full blown protection against all kinds of malware. Today, we will see how to add Windows Defender to the classic Control Panel.

Microsoft has changed where Windows Defender is installed

Microsoft has changed where Windows Defender is installed

With a recent update, the Redmond software giant has made a small change to the built-in protection app in Windows 10 called Windows Defender. The application was updated to version 4.12.17007.17123, and now the antivirus portion of the app is located in a different folder path in the file system.

How To Add Exclusions for Windows Defender in Windows 10

How To Add Exclusions for Windows Defender in Windows 10

In Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new app called Windows Defender Security Center. The app, 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. It can be used to add an exception to Windows Defender Virus Protection. Here is how.

Windows Defender ATP service is coming with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows Defender ATP service is coming with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

In June 2017, Microsoft announced a number of security features coming to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. These include the improved Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which will be integrated across the entire Windows security stack to protect against malicious software. It will be able to detect and analyze threats and allow administrators to take prompt action with centralized management. A public preview of the updated Windows Defender ATP service was released today.

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.