Windows 10 devices come with various security tools to help secure your computer. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) provides antivirus and malware protection, as well as a firewall and security settings.
Its real-time antimalware, Core isolation and hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help you protect yourself from a variety of malware, without slowing down your system. Windows Security lets you manage your account security as well as device sign-in and other options.
Even if your system has the most secure passwords and other security measures in place, it’s still possible for malware to slip into your system and cause issues. It’s essential to regularly back up your data and regularly update your operating system. Windows 10 includes a variety of backup tools and cloud storage services that make it easy to safeguard your files.
You can use Windows Backup, File History, or Recovery Drives to regularly backup your system and restore it should an emergency occurs. It’s also worthwhile to consider cloud-based backup solutions, like OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other backup tools for businesses.
It is important to limit access to your device by making sure more that no users have Administrator privileges. This will stop anyone who uses your computer from making major changes that could cause data loss. You can do this by creating individual Standard accounts or by restricting access to the device via Parental Controls.