Windows 10 devices come with several security tools to help ensure your computer is protected. Windows Security, formerly known as Microsoft Defender, provides antivirus and malware protection, a firewall, and security settings to keep you safe.
Its real-time antimalware Core isolation, as well as hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help you defend yourself from a variety of threats, while not slowing down your computer. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device’s health and performance, control your account security, device sign-in options, and more.
Even if your system has the best passwords and other security measures in place, it’s still possible for malware to get into your system and cause issues. This is why it’s vital to backup regularly your data and keep your operating system updated. Windows 10 comes with a variety of backup tools that include cloud storage services that allow you to easily protect your files.
You can utilize Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives to regularly back up your system and restore it should an emergency occurs. It’s also worth thinking about cloud-based backup options, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other backup tools for businesses.
Restricting access to your device is important. Make sure no user has administrator privileges. This will prevent anyone using your computer from making large changes that could cause data loss. You can accomplish this by setting up individual Standard accounts, or by limiting access to the device with Parental Controls.