What Is Windows Security?

Windows security is integrated into every device that runs Microsoft’s operating system. It safeguards your files and devices from hacker and malware attacks by using various methods. This includes basic anti-virus protection, a fire wall, and other tools to prevent data loss. You can manage and access these settings through the Windows Security application or a small shield icon within the notification area on the taskbar.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is bundled with Windows. Windows Defender Security Center was the name used for the initial versions. The application provides fundamental chip-to-cloud protection and is free. It can also be used combination with other security solutions and is able to detect threats that other security solutions miss.

One of the most important features is reputation-based security. It utilizes an online database that analyzes websites and apps for their reputation scores. If the program or site has a poor score it will be stopped from running on your device. This was effective and stopped phishing sites and harmful software during our tests however it didn’t block as many as third-party competitors did.

Other features include firewalls and network security that analyzes the network you’re using as well as the applications you use to determine their security. Device security is another feature that lets you use advanced hardware features, such as core isolation. This can be used to help secure your device against certain types of attacks but you will require a compatible device to benefit from it.

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