How to Use Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

Windows Defender is the built-in spyware protection for windows 10. Microsoft started windows defender as a built-in antivirus protection from Windows 8 and now on windows 10 it took to the next level of security protection. On windows 10 you will never notify for antivirus protection but if you remove windows defender and if there no trusted antivirus available then you can see the notification of virus protection. On windows 7 Windows defender was called Microsoft Security Essential, they just changed the name.

How to Use Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

Now we will know how to use windows defender antivirus on windows 10. At first we will know about its automatic work:

It automatic scans and updates pm background. It works like other antivirus and anti-malware software. When you are going to open a file, before you windows defender will scan this file. So you can be sure that it will work one step fast to you. You have no need to think about its work, when a unknown thread detected then it will warn you by a pop up notification and anytime you can take then action against this malware. After detecting the thread then it will be automatically moved on Quarantine section. It will update automatically like other antivirus update definition. You have no need to worry about the update and no need to restart your PC.

How to Use Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

Now let’s know about its settings:

New setting app is started on windows 10. To go there you have to go to start menu and go to setting then you have to go on ‘Update & Security’ and now you will find windows defender and select it.

Now you can see some functions are automatically on which is enabled on default setting for example you can check real time protection, cloud based protection etc. You can turn off anything from here. But you must need to be sure about security before it. You can add a folder, file or file types as a exclusion from here.

You go idea about setting but if you are want to scan a directory how you will do it manually. Let’s know more about it:

At first open windows defender and on the home screen you select custom option from right sidebar on Scan options. Now you can select your custom directory and scan it. You can also progress a quick scan and full scan from here. You shouldn’t have to do it regularly because it is done on background anyway regularly. It is also work on external hard drives like pendrive, memory card etc.

Now you will know more about if you are interested to install another antivirus then what will do Windows defender:

If you install a good virus protection security for your PC then windows 10 will automatically disable windows defender. It will not continue performing and never interfere with others security solution software. After installing other security software when you will go to open windows defender then you can see the notification about its tuned off. For more details, you can check the image given below:

How to Use Windows Defender Antivirus on Windows 10

After all we know more than before about windows Defender on windows 10. If you have any other question to ask then you can comment below. Thanks for staying with us and for more about windows defender and windows 10 stay tuned.

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