If you are too lazy to get any antivirus software than Window Defender is really a good option to go especially for Windows 10 users, Not only it can protect your PC or laptop from the virus, malicious websites but also provide plenty of pretty options that are really impressive and elegant.
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With the new and latest updates in Windows 10, the interface of Windows Defender has been changed and comes with the 6 important aspects which are mentioned below. Now, let me explore about Windows Defender Security Center more deeply with the 6 important pillars.
Windows Defender Security Center
To open the center you just have to simply click on the start menu and in the search box type Windows Defender Security Center and then click on the top result it shows. Once you have open the center you will have the access to an overview and different sections of the security tool. In the Windows Defender Security Center you can see the six option on the left pane which are:
- Virus & Threat protection
- Device performance & health
- Firewall & Network Protection
- App & Browser control
- Family options
The Home is the main page which is included in the dashboard of the Windows Defender Security Center which gives you a quick overview of your computer or laptop health, such as Firewall, Windows Defender Antivirus scan information, and a number of other details.
2. Virus & Threat Protection
The next section in the Windows Defender Security Center is the Virus & Threat Protection section. In this section, you can control your computer antivirus settings, scan history and more. If you are using the Windows Defender Antivirus built into Windows 10 then you will be able to see the option such as perform quick or advanced scans, scan history information, change settings, and check for new protection updates.
If you click on the Quick scan button or click the Advanced scan link then a full or custom scan will be performed on your computer. You can also use the Windows Defender Offline to get rid of malware that can’t be removed when you are logged in.
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In Scan history, you will get an overview of current threats, including items in quarantined, threats allowed, and information about the last scan.
If you click on the Setting button then a new setting page will open in which you will find all the settings you can configure for the Windows Defender Antivirus, including the real-time protection and folder exclusions. In case if you are using a third party antivirus then you will see a limited amount of information and also give an option to launch the antivirus from this section.
3. Device Performance & Health
The next section in the Windows Defender Security Center after Virus & Threat protection is the Device performance & health section. This section gives you detail information regarding the health report of your computer including reports for Windows Update, device drivers, storage capacity, and battery life status of your computer or laptop.
One of the best features in the Device performance & health is the Fresh Start option which allows you to reinstall the Windows 10 with the latest updates on your computer. The Fresh Start option will not only install an updated copy of Windows 10 but also it will keep your personal files, and some system settings, intact with each other. This option also helps you to remove your application from the computer as this feature will improve the performance of your computer when the things are not working properly.
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If you want to use the tool that you have installed in your computer then click on the Additional Info link. After that under Fresh start section click on the Get Started button and then you have to follow the on screen direction. Once you follow the direction then you click on the Start button to begin the process.
4. Firewall & Network Protection
The next section is the Firewall & Network Protection section which offers a view of the network connections and basic firewall settings. In this section, you will also get access to some troubleshooting tools which will help you to troubleshoot the network problem on your computer.
In this section, you will find two networks which are Private (discoverable) network and the Public (non- discoverable) network. Inside the Private (discoverable) network page, you can enable or disable the Windows Firewall for your home network and you will also have an option to block all incoming connections manually without any difficulty.
Inside the Public (non-discoverable) network, you can enable or disable the Windows firewall for networks in public places and it also provides an option to the user to block the all incoming connection manually. In addition to this, you will also find some links to customize the firewall settings and these setting will open in the control panel.
5. App & Browser Control
After the Firewall & Network Protection, the next option is the App & Browser control. The App & Browser control section allows you to you change the settings for SmartScreen on the application and the web browsers of your computer. In this page, you will find Check apps and files section under which you can control the SmartScreen to help protect your computer by checking for unrecognized files and application that you have downloaded from the web.
The SmartScreen feature in the App & Browser control section allows you to change the filtering levels of your computer which helps to protect your computer from malicious websites and downloads. It also includes filtering options which allows you to check the web content used by Store application to protect your device from threats.
6. Family options
The last option in the Windows Defender Security Center is the Family options. This section does not include any features that you can configure, but it offers an easy way to access parental controls and check the devices which are associated with your Microsoft account of your Windows 10.
Under the parental control option, there is a link when you click on this link it will take you to the Family page in your Microsoft account online. In this page, you can manage purchasing settings for application and games. In addition to this, you can also change the options for screen hours and get an activity report for kids activities.
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