Windows security is built into any device running Microsoft’s operating system. It shields your devices and files from hacker attacks and malware by using a range of techniques. This includes basic anti-virus protection and a fire-proof wall and other tools that prevent data loss. Windows Security or the small shield icon in the taskbar’s notification area enables you to access and manage the settings.
Microsoft’s own antivirus software, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, is available with Windows. In the initial versions of the software, it was known as Windows Defender Security Center. The program is free and offers chip-to- cloud security. It also integrates with other security products and is able to detect threats that other security solutions do not.
One of the most important features is reputation-based security. It uses an online database to examine websites and apps for their reputation scores. If a website or program has a low score, it is blocked from running on the device. This was effective and blocked phishing websites and dangerous programs during our tests but it didn’t block nearly as many third-party competitors did.
Other features include firewalls and network protection that monitors the network you use and the apps you use in order to determine their safety. Another option is Device security which allows advanced hardware features like core isolation. This feature can be used to protect your device from certain types of attacks. However, you will require an compatible computer to benefit from.