Windows® Defender in Windows® 7
Discuss the significance of using Windows Defender in computer operating on Windows 7?
Malware are the greatest threat to the functioning of an Operating System. Windows based operating systems are extremely popular because of which malware have been specifically designed for Windows OS to cause damage. Windows 7 is the latest OS from Microsoft and it comes with Windows Defender application. The application provides comprehensive protection from all kinds malware including spyware, Trojans, adware and worms. Windows Defender is also very light on system which means that users would not experience any slow down in system performance even when the application is providing thorough protection. Windows Defender has very simple interface because of which all kinds of users would be able to configure and use the product well. As Windows 7 has an in-built two-way firewall, Windows Defender plus the firewall would make the system extremely secure. Windows Defender application can be enabled by checking the Windows Defender box in the Control panel of Windows 7.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information regarding role of Windows Defender in computer operating on Windows 7:
- Data protection
- Prevent damage to OS
- Effective system functioning
The Windows Defender on Windows 7 ensures that the data on the system is always safe and secure. As Windows Defender effectively blocks malware such as spyware, users can be certain that sensitive data on the system would not be transmitted to wrong hands without the knowledge of the user. The Windows Defender application also prevents data on the system getting corrupted with malware.
Prevent damage to OS
Malware are known to cause problems with the Operating System. Malwares do this by modifying essential and important system files so as to cause harmful effects. Windows Defender prevents the Windows 7 OS from being damaged by any malware and keeps the integrity of the system files. If users had installed a genuine version of Windows 7 on their system, enabling Windows Defender ensures that the OS would not be damaged and prevents OS reinstallation.
Once a malware infects a computer, the performance of the system would drastically decrease. The malware would consume all of the system resources by constantly running in the background slowing down the system. Windows Defender security application ( by blocking malware) ensures that the system is always performing flawlessly and without any issues or slow down in performance.