The average person finds it difficult to get their head around PC security, which is why hackers are finding it so easy to hack into the accounts of vulnerable users. This has led to Microsoft deciding to make their security options more user friendly.
The Windows 10 update in April will come complete with a Windows Defender Security Center. The new feature will enable users to view settings for things such as performance, threat protection and more at a glance. Microsoft also aims to ensure that users are continuously protected by default.
The home screen will display actions that users need to take; it will also provide the “five pillars” of protection. Users will be able to access the anti-malware app through the “Virus and threat protection” area. “Device and performance health” will provide information on the latest drivers, updates, battery life and storage capacity. Users will also have access to the “refresh windows” program which will allow users to perform a clean install at the same time as keeping all files and settings.
The “Firewall and network” protection area will help assist in troubleshooting and networking issues. The “Family options” area will allow parents to monitor the online activities of their children. Finally, there will be an “App and browser control” area that will warn users of potential unrecognized apps, downloads, and potential malicious sites.
Microsoft is also improving its safety with default antivirus settings. When your anti-virus app expires from another provider, Windows defender will automatically protect you until you replace it.
The Windows Defender Security Center aims to greatly improve the security of all Windows applications. Those who are unsure about how security settings work will have access to simple instructions through the security center so that they can effectively protect themselves against internet fraud.
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