If you own a Windows 10 device, your operating system already comes with a range of security tools that can help protect your system. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) provides malware and antivirus protection, as well as firewall and security settings.
Its real-time antimalware Core isolation, hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help you safeguard yourself from various types of threats, while not slowing down your system. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device’s health and performance, control your account protection and the options for signing in to your device and much 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 problems. It’s crucial to regularly backup your data and regularly update your operating system. Windows 10 comes with a variety of backup tools, including cloud storage services that help you protect your files.
Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to regularly backup your system, and restore it in the event of emergency. It’s also worth considering cloud-based backup options, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other tools for backup in the enterprise.
It is important to limit access to your device by ensuring that nobody has administrator privileges. This will stop anyone using your computer from making major changes that could compromise your data. You can do this by setting up separate Standard accounts or by restricting access to your device with Parental Controls.