What does Microsoft Defender mean?

Protection on our devices from viruses is very important, we have some important stored files that should have some protection, and for Windows 10 users, there is a built-in antivirus protection program called Microsoft Defender Antivirus, we show you the most important details about it according to As stated by the business insider website.

What is Microsoft Defender?

Microsoft Defender Antivirus, formerly Windows Defender, is an antivirus program included with Windows 10, and unlike other antivirus programs like McAfee, Microsoft Defender is free and requires no additional installation, and is updated routinely. Microsoft Defender features include automatic file backups to OneDrive, expanded parental control settings, and the elimination of any need for passwords, which have been replaced by face and fingerprint recognition technology (known as Windows Hello).

Microsoft Defender provides Tracking Prevention to help you manage how websites track your data and to give you more control over your privacy settings when browsing the web. It also has a password generator, as well as a password monitor that lets you know if any of your passwords have been hacked.

Also, when set to active mode, Microsoft Defender runs as the primary antivirus application on your device, scanning files, handling threats, and listing detected threats in security reports on the Windows Security application.

How to enable Microsoft Defender?

Microsoft Defender is automatically included with Windows 10, but if your computer is associated with a group or organization, you may need to double-check that Microsoft Defender is already enabled on your device.

  • Click on the Start button on your Windows computer.

  • Type Group Policy in the search bar.

  • Click Edit Group Policy.

  • Click Computer Configuration, then click Administrative Templates.

  • Click on Windows Components, then select Microsoft Defender Antivirus.

  • Scroll down to the bottom of the list and find Turn off Microsoft Defender Antivirus, tap Disabled or Not configured (whichever appears on your device), and note that although this may seem contradictory, you are on the right track.

  • Click Apply, then click OK.

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