Windows security is typically built into any device running Microsoft’s operating system. It protects your files and devices from hacker and malware attacks by employing a variety of techniques. This includes basic antivirus protection, a firewall, and other tools to prevent data loss. Windows Security or the small shield icon that appears on the taskbar notification area allows users to control and access the settings.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus is bundled with Windows. In early versions of the program, it was called Windows Defender Security Center. The application is free and offers chip-to- cloud protection. It can also be used in conjunction with other security tools and is able of detecting threats that other security solutions do not.

One of the primary features is the reputation-based security, which uses a massive online database to analyze apps and websites for their reputation he has a good point scores. If the program or site has a low score it will be stopped from running on your device. This worked well and efficiently blocked phishing websites and dangerous software during our tests but didn’t block as many as third-party competitors did.

Other features include firewalls and network protection which analyzes the network you’re using and the applications that you use to determine their security. Device security is another feature that enables advanced hardware features, such as core isolation. This feature can be used to protect your device from certain kinds of attacks. However, you’ll need to use an operating system that supports it to take advantage.