Windows 10 devices come with a variety of security tools to help you ensure your computer is protected. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) offers antivirus and malware protection, as well as firewall and security settings.
Its real-time antimalware, Core isolation and 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 PC. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device’s health and performance, control your account protection, sign-in options for your device, and more.
Even if you have the most secure passwords and other security measures in place, it’s still possible for malware to slip into your system and cause issues. This is why it’s essential to regularly back up your data and keep your operating system in a state of flux. Windows 10 comes with a number of backup tools that include 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 case of emergency. It’s also worth looking into cloud-based backup options, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other backup tools for businesses.
It is important to limit access to your device by making sure that none of your users have administrator privileges. This will prevent anyone who makes use of your computer to make significant changes that could expose your data to risk. You can accomplish this by setting up your own Standard accounts or by restricting access to the device by using Parental Controls.