Microsoft has recently launched Creators Update or Build 15063 for the existing and new Windows 10 users. This update has brought tons of new functionalities in Windows 10. If you have been using the Windows 10 since a long time now, you would be surprised, and if you are new Windows 10 user, you would be overwhelmed with the features they have included. Among all the new functions, Windows Defender Security Defender is one of them, which has been known as Windows Defender only. Here is everything you need to know about Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 v1703.
Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 v1703 Creators Update
This is needless to mention that Windows Defender has been a great companion for Windows users to protect a computer from malware, trojan, etc. Although it was not much powerful before, Windows 10 Creators Update has brought several new functionalities and better shield for the users. In this article, you are about to find what are features included in Windows Defender Security Center.
Before getting into the feature list, you should check out the user interface that has been changed in the latest version. Previously, it used to come to a desktop software like interface. Now, you can find traditional Windows 10 interface. Talking about the functionalities, some of an essential features are mentioned below.
- Virus & Threat protection
Virus & Threat protection option allows users to protect your computer from unwanted and malicious software, hijacking tool, trackers, etc. You can have some options such as Quick Scan, Advanced Scan, settings, updates, etc. included in this category. The Quick Scan option will let you scan the system file quickly. On the other hand, the Advanced scan option will aid you to make a full scan or custom scan as well. The best part is Windows Defender Offline scan that will let you scan the whole system after rebooting your device. In the Settings panel, you can find options to enable or disable Real-time protection, cloud-based protection, automatic sample submission, set exclusions, and so on.
- Device performance& health
This section will help you to know whether your computer is running well or not. Sometimes, the computer gets problems, but it doesn’t show. However, this Device Performance & health option will let you find whether your PC is having any issue or now. It will also find out if your computer is getting slow down by any other third-party tool or not. You can find a detailed report in this section.
- Firewall & Network Protection
Firewall is a very important component of any network, and as Windows devices can use the internet, you must have to check your Firewall so that you can get control over incoming and outgoing connections. This part of Windows Defender Security Center will let you manage the private network, public network, etc. You can also allow app through the firewall, use Network, and Internet trouble-shooter, check Firewall notification settings, Restore firewall to use default settings and so forth.
- App & Browser control
Windows Defender SnartScreen is such a feature that allows users to check whether an app is harmful to your computer or not. It also blocks the installation and warns users about the threat. From this panel of Windows Defender Security Center, you would be able to manage Windows Defender SmartScreen, SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge, and SmartScreen for Windows Store apps.
- Family options
This is another great option to help your kids and another family member in different issue caused by malware or any other threat. You can contribute to protect your children online, set good screen time habits, keep track of your child’s digital life and so on.
Considering all the option, Windows Defender Security Center seems to be a very useful feature or tool for Windows 10 Creators Update users. Therefore, you should check this tool and set it up properly or according to your requirements.