Windows Defender is an antivirus program from Microsoft. The principle is the same as other antiviruses such as AVG, Avast or Avira Free because the concept is to provide free services. What needs to be considered in a free antivirus is the limited features provided where generally free antivirus does not provide extra protection such as firewalls, email security and anti-spam, except for Windows Defender which if you buy original Windows then you are entitled to this application as Microsoft. Security Essential and Windows firewall free.
Learn More about Windows Defender
At the beginning of its appearance, this application was actually a rebranding of Giant Antispyware and only had basic anti-spyware capabilities and did not yet have an automatic update feature, but this capability was further enhanced by Microsoft so that it had the ability and automatic update capability. to detect viruses today. Regarding the ability of protection against malware compared to other antiviruses, you can see the RAP (Reactive And Proactive) Quadrant which is issued regularly by Virus Bulletin in (see attached image) to find out the reactive and proactive malware detection capabilities of all antivirus programs. Virus Bulletin is an independent non-profit organization that performs antivirus and anti-spam testing and publishes it regularly for computer users to know.
Some of the interesting notes about Windows Defender are:
Integration of non-Microsoft browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera is relatively low when compared to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser integration. Even in 2011, it wrongly detected Google Chrome as malware.
To increase security, most users will install more than one antivirus. For example, for Windows 10 users, install third-party antivirus software, even though it is equipped with a built-in antivirus from the OS itself, namely this application. Or you can also install more than 2 antiviruses, assuming that the more antiviruses installed, the stronger the security.
How to use Windows Defender
After having an antivirus application, this application can be used immediately without the need for the installation process. For steps to clean various types of adware, toolbars, hijackers, or browser viruses, please see below:
- Open the application that you downloaded earlier
- Click ‘Scan’ or ‘Browse’
- After completing an adware search or scanning process, a toolbar and program interrupt will be displayed
- Check which boxes you want to delete and clear the checkboxes you don’t want to clear.
- Click ‘Clean’
- The application will ask to restart your computer
The goal is to install an antivirus for defense. So, for Windows 10 users, you are in luck because there is a great application that is at the forefront of virus attack defense. Simply by using Windows Defender, your computer will be safer than using third-party antivirus software. Now for you Windows 10 users, you must be grateful because Microsoft has included this application as an antivirus that has various features in securing your computer. You don’t need to install third-party applications as they can damage your PC. We hope this post has helped you.
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