Windows® Defender for Windows® XP
Do you know how to install Windows® Defender on computer system with Windows® XP operating system?
Windows® Defender is a software that helps the computer stay productive by protecting it against pop-ups, slow performance and online security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software by detecting and removing unknown spyware from the computer. A real-time protection, minimizing the interruptions, a monitoring system which recommends action against detected spyware are the main features of Windows® Defender. Windows® Defender easily detects the spyware that slows down the computer and it helps the user in scheduling the scan and removing the spyware as per the convenience of the user. It includes a continuous safeguard that is designed in a way that it targets all the methods by which a spyware infiltrates the computer and it works without obstructing the user. Windows® Defender provides protection against the latest online threats too. New threats are quickly discovered and notified by the analysts.
Windows® Defender is available to be downloaded for Windows® XP. Following are the tips to use Windows® Defender in XP:
- How to install
- How to scan the computer
- How to upgrade the installed Windows® Defender
How to install
Windows® Defender can be downloaded and easily installed on the Windows® XP operating system. But, prior to installing it, basic program settings need to be configured. Before beginning to install, the systems requirements has to be checked. If the systems requirement is not correct then the software might result in giving troubles. Before installation the Defender will validate if the copy of Windows® XP is genuine or not as product downloads can be received only by genuine Windows® users. Threats will be detected but will be removed only if the Windows® XP operating system installed on the PC is genuine.
How to scan the computer
The first spyware scan has to be done once the Windows® Defender is installed. Once the suspicious spyware is identified by the Windows® Defender, it will provide options to the users to either delete, leave them alone or to quarantine them. Windows® Defender keeps on updating the data base with new unwanted viruses so that the user always remains protected. Real-time protection helps to monitor key points in the operating system.
If the user is running an older version, the Windows® Defender informs the user about an available update. The user is always advised to update to the new version. The user can also find out the version of the update available on its own by visiting the official website of Microsoft®. By clicking on the arrow next to the ‘Help’ icon and choosing ‘About Windows® Defender’, the user can check the available version. The smaller delta definition updates reduces the time required to download and install definition updates which helps the users to shorten the time required for downloading while updating their definition updates.