How to Harden Your Computer With Windows Security
If you own a Windows 10 device, your operating system is already equipped with a range of security tools that will help you protect your computer. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) provides 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 your device. Windows Security lets you manage your account protection as well as device sign-in and other options.
Even if your system is protected with the most secure security measures, passwords and other security measures, malware can still get in and cause problems. It’s essential to regularly back up your data and update your operating system. Windows 10 includes a variety of cloud storage and backup tools services that make it easy to protect your data.
Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to regularly backup your system, and restore it in case of emergency. You should also consider cloud-based options like OneDrive, Google Drive, and other backup tools for businesses.
Limiting access to your device is crucial. Make sure that no user has Administrator privileges. This will stop anyone who uses your computer from making significant modifications that could put your data in danger. This can be done by creating individual Standard accounts or by limiting access to the device using Parental Controls.