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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.

Update Windows Defender and run Quick Scan with one click

Update Windows Defender and run Quick Scan with one click

Windows Defender is the built-in security app bundled by default with Windows since Windows Vista. Although Microsoft claims that it offers only baseline antivirus protection, it's better to have to preinstalled and running than to have no antimalware at all. If you have Windows Defender enabled, you might find this trick useful to update it and then perform a Quick Scan with just one click.

Download Windows Defender offline updates for Windows 10

Download Windows Defender offline updates for Windows 10

If you have to run Windows 10 offline/disconnected from the Internet, or you have several PCs and want to save bandwidth, you might want to download the malware definition/signature updates for Windows Defender offline so you can update multiple PCs at once or update it without internet connectivity. In this article, we will see where to get these updates to install them in Windows 10 without downloading them on every PC or connecting to the internet.

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.

Enable Anti-Adware feature in Windows Defender

Enable Anti-Adware feature in Windows Defender

Recently, Microsoft shared a new security feature which can extend the protection level of the built-in Windows 10 antivirus called "Windows Defender". In addition to its default features of scanning for malware using definitions, it is possible to enable detection of potentially unwanted software (PUS). If you are interested in knowing how to enable it, follow the instructions in this article.

Add Scan with Windows Defender to Explorer right click context menu in Windows 10

Add Scan with Windows Defender to Explorer right click context menu in Windows 10

As you may already know, Microsoft bundled antivirus protection software with Windows 10. It is called Windows Defender and provides basic protection. According to Microsoft, it is good enough for most users. However, by default it does not scan removable drives. When you need to scan a removable drive or a specific file or folder with Defender, it is useful to have a context menu item to do it quickly.