If you own a Windows 10 device, your operating system comes with security tools that will help you protect your PC. Windows Security, formerly known as Microsoft Defender, provides antivirus and malware protection, a firewall, and security settings to ensure you are secure.
Its powerful real-time antimalware program, Core isolation, and hardware-level security features (like the security processor and Secure Boot) can help protect you against many types of threats without affecting your device. Windows Security also lets you keep track of your device’s health and performance, manage your account security, the options for signing in to your device and much more.
Even if you’ve got best passwords and other security measures in place, it’s possible for malware to slip into your system and cause problems. That’s why it’s important to regularly backup your data and keep your operating system updated. Windows 10 comes with a variety of backup tools as well as cloud storage services, that make it easy to safeguard your files.
Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to backup regularly your system and then restore it in the event of an emergency. It’s also worth looking into cloud-based backup tools, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other tools for backup in the enterprise.
It is important to limit access to your device by making sure that nobody has administrator privileges. This will stop any person who is using your computer from making significant changes that could cause data loss. You can do this by setting up individual Standard accounts or by restricting access to your device with Parental Controls.