How to Activate Windows Defender on your Windows 10 PC?

Thinking about how to keep security hassles at bay with your Windows PC? Digital insecurities are real and they can vary from viruses, malware to ransomware. Installing antivirus software can be a solution but it might come with bugs and unnecessary interruptions. Some users have even reported that their PCs have gone extremely slow after installing antivirus software.

Why go for such problematic software to eradicate online threats when you can avail of Windows Security? Windows Defender is a built-in security tool from Microsoft. Windows Defender offers virus and threat protection along with firewall, network, account protection. Additionally, Windows Security, the Windows 10 type of the former Windows Defender, takes care of device safety, performance, health, app, and browser control. Here’s how you can activate Windows Defender for the sake of your Windows 10 PC’s security.

  1. Press the Windows key to access the Start menu.
  2. Now, locate the program named Windows Security.
  3. On the next window, check if the Virus & threat protection is labeled with a green tick or not. If yes, then Windows Defender is active. If there’s no tick then it’s not activated. Proceed with the following instructions to enable it.
  4. Go with Virus & threat protection. Now, opt for Virus & threat protection settings.
  5. Check if the Real-time protection is active or not. If not, then toggle it on.

Apart from this, you can easily activate account protection, firewall, and network protection, and much more with Windows Security. When you are enabling real-time protection, make sure that you turn on the Cloud-delivered protection option, too. Additionally, don’t forget to look for security updates under the Virus & threat protection tab of Windows Security.

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