Windows security is typically built into any device that runs Microsoft’s operating system. It safeguards your files and devices from malware and hacker attacks using various techniques. This includes basic antivirus protection as well as a fire wall and other tools to prevent data loss. Windows Security or the small shield icon on the taskbar’s notification bar allows users to control and access the settings.
Microsoft’s own antivirus program, Microsoft Defender Antivirus, is part of Windows. Windows Defender Security Center was the name used for the early versions. The program is free and provides chip-to cloud security. It can also be used in conjunction with other security products and is able to detect threats that other solutions do not detect.
One of the most important features is reputation-based security, which utilizes an online database that analyzes applications and websites for reputation scores. If a site or program has a low score it will be prevented from running on your device. This was a good idea and successfully prevented dangerous websites and phishing programs during our tests, but it didn’t block nearly as many of the third-party competitors did.
Other features include firewall and network protection which monitors the network you use and the applications that you use in order to determine their safety. Another feature is Device Security that allows for advanced hardware-level features like core isolation. This can be used to help secure your device against certain types or kinds of attacks, but you will require a compatible computer in order to make use of it.