Details about Windows Defender® alerts
What are Windows Defender alerts? What are the ways to use Windows Defender?
Windows Defender is a product from Microsoft, and its function is to provide protection for the system from spyware and viruses. Unwanted software and the spyware programs are easily installed on your system, whenever you are using Internet, or using CDs or DVDs. They can easily infect your system and run unexpectedly. With the help of Windows Defender you can filter out adware, spyware and other malicious programs. It provides real-time protection against harmfuls programs on your system. It is a free program for protecting a system from spyware. It is built- in security software installed on a Windows system. Windows Defender offers advanced features such as spyware protection, Internet browsing protection and real-time protection.
These are the details regarding Windows Defender and ways to use Windows Defender on a system:
- Alert levels in Windows Defender
- Tips to use Windows Defender
- Things to keep in mind
Alert levels in Windows Defender
Windows Defender alert levels provide options to respond to spyware or unwanted software. Alert level includes high, medium and low. High-alert level indicates that infected programs gather personal information and damage a computer and it is necessary to remove them immediately. Medium alert level indicates means that programs affects privacy and changes computer settings. Low alert level indicates that the program changes the functioning of a system, but it only operates with licensing terms.
Tips to use Windows Defender
You need to decide which type of scan you want to run. You can scan the custom area in which spyware is commonly found, and can scan the entire system. In order to run a quick scan you need to select 'Start' and go to 'All Programs' and double-click Windows Defender. Then you will get a new window that contains a few options. For performing a quick scan, you can click ‘Scan’ and enter your password if it asks for it. You can also perform a custom scan and a full scan.
You need to ensure that Windows Defender is enabled on your system so that you can effectively use it. In order to enable Windows Defender on your system, select 'Start' and go to Control Panel and double-click ‘Windows Defender’. Then from the 'Tools' menu choose ‘Settings’ and select ‘Options’. Then enable checkbox ‘Use Windows Defender’ from ‘Administrator Options.’
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