How to Harden Your Computer With Windows Security

If you have a Windows 10 device, your operating system comes with security tools that will help you secure your system. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) provides antivirus and malware protection, as well as a firewall and security settings.

Its robust real-time antimalware software, Core isolation, and hardware-level security features (like the security processor and Secure Boot) can help protect you against many types of threats without affecting your device. Windows Security lets you manage your account protection as well as device sign-in and other options.

Even if you’ve got most secure passwords and other security measures in place, it’s possible for malware to slip into your system and cause issues. This is why it’s crucial to regularly backup your data and keep your operating system updated. Windows 10 comes with a variety of backup tools, including cloud storage services, that make it easy to safeguard your files.

You can use Windows Backup, File History, or Recovery Drives to backup regularly your system and restore it should an emergency arises. You should also consider cloud-based options like OneDrive, Google Drive, and other backup tools for businesses.

It is important to limit access to your device by ensuring that nobody has Administrator access rights. This will stop any user of your computer from making significant changes that could compromise your data. You can accomplish this by setting up separate Standard accounts, or by limiting access to your device with Parental Controls.