How to Harden Your Computer With Windows Security

If you have an Windows 10 device, your operating system comes with a variety of security tools that can help harden your computer. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) offers antivirus and malware protection as well as 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 to protect you from various types of threats without slowing down your device. Windows Security also lets you check the health of your device and performance, manage your account security and devices sign-in options and much more.

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

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to regularly backup your system and restore it in the event of emergency. It’s also worth considering cloud-based backup solutions, like OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other backup tools for businesses.

Limiting access to your device is vital. You must ensure that no user has Administrator privileges. This will prevent any user of your computer from making large changes that could put your data at risk. You can accomplish this by setting up your own Standard accounts or by restricting access to the device with Parental Controls.