How to Enable or Disable Protection Against Potentially Unwanted Applications in Windows Security in Windows 10
With Windows 10 version 2004, Microsoft has added a new security feature which can extend the protection level of the built-in Windows 10 antivirus called "Windows Defender", part of Windows Security. In addition to its default features of scanning for malware using definitions, it is possible to enable detection of potentially unwanted apps (PUA). Continue reading
Microsoft today revealed that in Windows 7, 8 and 10 two critical vulnerabilities exist in the font subsystem of the OS. Both of them are already exploited in "limited, targeted attacks". The company is working on a fix, and suggests a workaround. Continue reading
How to Turn On or Off Device Encryption in supported in Windows 10
Windows 10 is able to utilize and manage the built-in hardware security features where available and protect your sensitive data using them. Device encryption helps protect your data, and it's available on a wide range of Windows devices. Here's how to enable it. Continue reading
How to check if Device Encryption is supported in Windows 10
In this article, we will review methods you can use to check if your Windows 10 device supports encryption. Windows 10 is able to utilize and manage the built-in hardware security features where available and protect your sensitive data using them. Continue reading
As you may already know, it is possible to sign-in in Windows 10 using your user account automatically. After that, you won't have to type your password or pick a user from the login screen. Instead, you will see your Desktop directly. This can be configured for both local and Microsoft accounts using a number of methods.
Recent versions of Windows 10 come with an app called Windows Security. Formerly known as "Windows Defender Security Center", this application is intended to help the user control his security and privacy settings in a clear and useful way. Starting in Windows 10 Build 18305, the app allows viewing the protection history easily.
Recent versions of Windows 10 come with an app called Windows Security. Formerly known as "Windows Defender Security Center", this application is intended to help the user control his security and privacy settings in a clear and useful way. Starting in Windows 10 Build 18305, the app comes with a Tamper Protection feature.
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. Recently, Microsoft made it possible to run Windows Defender Antivirus in a sandbox.
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.
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.