How to make your PC safer

“The new Win­dows De­fender Se­cu­rity Cen­tre make it even eas­ier to keep your PC safe from viruses and mal­ware, plus pro­vides plenty of other ben­e­fits”

Windows 7 Help & Advice - - WINDOWS HELP & ADVICE - Your guide Ed Rick­etts says…

Win­dows De­fender was al­ways an es­sen­tial part of Win­dows 10, check­ing and pro­tect­ing against mal­ware, but with the lat­est Cre­ators Up­date, it has be­come even more use­ful. Now re­named Win­dows De­fender Se­cu­rity Cen­tre, it pro­vides a one-stop-shop for en­sur­ing your com­puter is pro­tected against viruses and mal­ware, en­abling you to man­age the fire­wall, pro­vid­ing con­trols for re­strict­ing ac­cess to web­sites, and much more.

Apart from the ‘Fam­ily op­tions’ set­tings, each set of con­trols dis­plays a colour-coded icon so you can in­stantly check their sta­tus. A green tick shows that ev­ery­thing’s work­ing as it should. A yel­low ex­cla­ma­tion mark in­di­cates that there’s a rec­om­men­da­tion for you to look at, and a red cross in­di­cates that a set­ting needs im­me­di­ate at­ten­tion, be­cause your ma­chine might be at risk. Now, let’s pro­tect your PC!

Ed’s best tip! The op­tions on the Fam­ily Set­tings web page only ap­pear in In­ter­net Ex­plorer and Edge , not other browsers.

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