How to Harden Your Computer With Windows Security


Windows 10 devices come with a variety of security tools that can help you safeguard your computer. Windows Security, formerly known as Microsoft Defender, provides antivirus and malware protection, a firewall, and security settings to ensure you are safe.

Its robust, real-time antimalware application Core isolation, hardware-level security features (like the security processor and Secure Boot) can help protect you against many types of threats without slowing your device. Windows Security also lets you keep track of your device’s health and performance, manage your account security, devices sign-in options and much more.

Even if you have the best passwords and security measures in place, it’s possible for malware to get into your system and cause problems. It is essential to regularly backup your data and regularly update your operating system. Windows 10 includes a variety of cloud storage and backup tools services that make it easy to protect your files.

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to backup regularly your system, and restore it in an emergency. It’s also worth considering cloud-based backup tools, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other enterprise backup tools.

It is important to limit access to your device by making sure that none of your users have administrator access rights. This will prevent any user of your computer from making large changes that could expose your data to risk. You can do this by creating individual Standard accounts or by restricting access to your device by using Parental Controls.


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