The new "Windows Defender Security Center" combines all security-relevant information about your system in one window. It is divided into categories!
Protection against pests: Shows the status of the virus defense. Embedded messages warn you as soon as a third-party program is used. Device status: Shows the status of Windows update, drivers and other problems such as low memory space. Firewall and network: Shows the active network profile and can be changed at this point (eg workstation or private). You also have access to the Windows firewall settings here. Apps and browser: Bundles the smart screen settings and the security settings for apps. FamilienSafety: Quick access to the parental controls of Windows 10.
The user can start what he wants, but Windows tries to save him from the worst disaster. First and foremost is the virus hunter Windows Defender, which Microsoft made an integral part of its operating system with Windows 8. You can find it and other protective functions by searching for “Windows Security” in the Start menu. Initially, the free protection was labeled “Better than nothing” and could not completely replace virus protection from established AV manufacturers.
Windows 10: Full security with on-board tools Windows offers almost everything that is required for a secure operating system. However, it is important to check the settings and adjust them if necessary, even after updates.
Windows security does not have a good reputation. But a look at the security features shows that attackers have a harder time than ever. Windows are most commonly attacked. However, this is not because it is full of holes like Swiss cheese. Attackers are simply looking for the greatest target. And the prevalence of Windows on the desktop is still much higher than that of macOS and Linux combined. In fact, Microsoft is doing its best to make Windows as secure as possible. The restriction “as secure as possible” is, however, a considerable one, because Windows is an open, historically evolved platform that gives the user a lot of freedom that one does not want to take away from him. Modern protection concepts such as iOS, under which users are only allowed to run software that has been checked and digitally signed by Apple, are not acceptable to long-time Windows users.