Methods of setting up Windows® Defender
What are the ways of setting up Windows Defender on a system?
Windows Defender offers advanced features such as spyware protection, Internet browsing protection and real-time protection. Windows Defender works in the background and it effectively scans and removes spyware automatically. It blocks viruses which try to access a computer. It also protects a system from the latest threats. Windows Defender protects a system from slow performance, annoying pop-up ads, and it easily eliminates detected spyware. It will analyze the registry and scan files and folders for spyware programs. Windows Defender comes with three scan modes which includes Quick, Full and Custom. It launches automatically at start up and comes with a simple interface which helps to remove malicious files.
These are the details regarding Windows Defender options and tips to set-up Windows Defender options:
- Options in Windows Defender
- Tips to set-up Windows Defender options
- Features of Windows Defender options
Options in Windows Defender
Windows Defender offers several options which helps to control how it scans for and interacts with spyware. The options includes setting real-time protection options, setting up a schedule for automatic scanning, and setting advanced and administrator-level options. The options available for real-time protection includes Auto Start, System Configuration (Settings), Internet Explorer Add-ons, Internet Explorer Configurations (Settings), Internet Explorer Downloads, Services and Drivers and Windows Add-ons.
Tips to set-up Windows Defender options
In order to set-up Windows Defender options, select 'Start' and go to 'Control Panel' and choose ‘Security’. Then you need to click ‘Windows Defender’ and you will get a Windows Defender dialog box. Then select 'Tools' and choose ‘Tools and Settings’. Then you will get a list of options under real-time protection. You can check or uncheck these options if you want to enable or disable these options.
By setting up automatic scanning you can perform a quick scan and full scan automatically. Real-time protection option alerts you when unwanted software tries to get installed on the system. Settings in the Advanced and Administrator options include ‘Scan the contents of archived files and folders for potential threats’ and use heuristics which helps detect malicious activities for files THAT are not even analyzed for risks.
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