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How To Use Security In Windows 10

In this article, you will learn, how to use security in Windows 10.

Introduction

In Windows 10, Microsoft contains many new security features. Windows 10 security protects your computer from threats like viruses and other malware. Windows 10 includes Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport, which protects the user identities better. When a threat or problem is detected, Windows 10 security automatically blocks it and alerts the user.

The three main security tools are:

  1. Windows Defender
  2. Windows Firewall
  3. User Account Control
Windows Defender

Windows Defender works like antivirus and malware protection, included in your Microsoft Windows system. It allows you to scan your computer system for malicious software while checking each file or program, find the malware viruses and remove them when you open the file or programs.

When you want Windows defender protection on, go to the settings, select the update and security like:

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When you click on the settings, the dialogue box opens like:

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When the dialogue box is open, select the update, security click Windows Defender. You can select on or off button to stop the malware and other type of protection such as Real-time protection, Cloud-based protection, Sample submission and Exclusions.

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Windows Firewall

In Windows 10, Windows firewall security is an advanced security. Window firewall security is a network security system, designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a private network. It’s protecting your computer and network.
If you want this protection is on, right click on Windows icon and select Control Panel, as given below:

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After clicking on the Control Panel, select Windows Firewall, dialogue box opens, as given below:

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When the dialogue opens, click Windows Firewall and select the turn Windows firewall on or off, as given below:

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User account control
 
In Windows 10, User Account Control is set at a moderate to high level, which means that it will give the notification to you only when an Application tries to make changes to your computer. You can change this setting to your desired level by following this. Right click on Windows key, select Control Panel, open the dialogue box and select the user account like:

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When the dialogue is open, click the user accounts and then select change user account control settings.

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Thanks for reading this article. Stay tuned with me for more on Windows 10.