How to Harden Your Computer With Windows Security

Windows 10 devices come with a number of security tools to help protect your computer. 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 against many types of threats, while not slowing down your system. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device’s health and performance, manage your account security, device sign-in options and more.

Even if your system has the most secure passwords and other security measures in place, it’s possible for malware to slip into your system and cause issues. It’s essential to regularly back up your data and regularly update your operating system. 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 backup regularly your system and restore it in the event of an emergency occurs. Consider cloud-based options like OneDrive, Google Drive, and other tools for enterprise backup.

Restricting access to your device is vital. Be sure that no one has Administrator privileges. This will ensure that no one uses your computer to make significant modifications that could put your data at risk. You can do this by setting up separate Standard accounts or by restricting access to the device with Parental Controls.