Windows defender: how has staff antivirus the new Windows 10
Windows defender (Windows Defender) – full-time antivirus operating system from Microsoft, introduced with the seventh edition in the format of a separate antivirus scanner, but grew to more or less full integrated protection of the computer version of the system 8. Of version predecessor 8.1 Defender has migrated to the new Windows 10.
As in previous versions of the system from Microsoft, Windows Defender, by default, it acts as a protective tool against threats from the network, if the system has no installed third-party antivirus product. Regular Windows Defender antivirus today suit many users who are trying not only to protect your computer resource-consuming, how often do beginners, how to warn of external threats, including awareness of their own actions. So, Windows Defender is quite a good alternative to the many free antivirus products. And his modesty when system resource usage is quite less paranoid approach in responding to threats, compared to paid antivirus solutions from third-party developers.
How did the Defender in the new Windows 10? Changes a bit, and consider them below.
1. Place in the system tray and other organization settings
In Windows 8.1 on the work of the Defender, users might not even suspect while he is in the mode of real-time protection does not detect the threat. Another way to detect the presence of counsel in the system 8.1 – monitor its activity in task Manager. But in Windows 10 it’s finally honored to be represented by an icon in the system tray, from where antivirus you can quickly call, not looking for a shortcut to system settings or in the menu «start».
In the tenth version of the operating system in the arrangement of a Defender has occurred and other changes. Antivirus more has no settings in its interface as before. The Defender settings in a separate subsection of the menu Options. This subkey can be reached via a direct link from the interface of the antivirus.
Another way to get to the Defender settings is itself menu Options. If the link is not the last unpinned from the start screen «start menu» (and she’s originally attached when installing), launch the app, you can use this link in «start menu».
Inside the Settings app we are interested in the section «Upgrading and security».
Under updates, and Windows security 10, select the subkey «Windows Defender».
2. Enabling and disabling real-time protection
The first parameter of the anti-virus option activation and, consequently, deactivation of the protection mode in real time. Windows defender is initially designed to automatically disconnect when it is installed on the computer third-party antivirus product. But in the off may be the need and without the participation of third-party antivirus. We are talking of course about short-term disabling real-time protection in individual cases. For example, if the computer you want to install an app or game that the Defender (as well as any other antivirus, whether it is on his site) erroneously considers a threat and blocks access to the files.
To disable real-time protection put the slider switch to «Off» in the first column of the antivirus options. This will be followed by two separate system of notification of cut-off protection, separately from the separately from viruses and spyware. These notification will continue appear sometimes on the screen, and they can be used for fast activation, the reverse process – enable real-time protection.
Enable protection can, if not at the time of the appearance of these notifications on the screen, then finding them in the notification Center.
Disable real-time protection does not disable the service process of the Defender. Disabling all antivirus regular means is not provided, but it can implement a third party utility NoDefender.
3. Cloud protection and sending samples
The Windows Defender settings were added to the official buttons of cooperation with Microsoft. The default option cloud protection and sending samples to Creator Windows, you can optionally disable. The data about the detected malware will no longer be sent to the server the software giant.
4. White list for Windows Defender
Like any third-party antivirus, Windows Defender incorporates the analogue of the so-called white list, where you can add individual processes, files, or entire folders, which regular antivirus scan or real protection is triggered is false. After adding these objects to the white list, they will cease to participate in the scan, they will no longer trigger the protection in real time. In Windows Defender, the white list is called the simple and ordinary – «Exceptions». And to add objects, click the option «Add exception».
The ability to exclude certain file types, folders, system, and software processes the Defender was provided in versions of predecessor operating system, but in the new version 10, this feature has found a more usable format.
Inherent in all modern applications, easy interaction and functionality provides the user with clear and understandable tools for adding extra objects to the list, exclude the participation in the scanning and turns off the response of the antivirus in real time.
Any object from the list of exceptions can be easily removed.
In the end…
Throughout the rest of the Windows Defender has not changed. He is still very simply organized and contains only the necessary tools. Antivirus includes protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious programs, while devoid of various additional functionality of the type the anti-spam filter for email or module, preventing theft of computer devices. Often those third-party developers equip their anti-virus products, in order to justify their pay use. Only, perhaps, than the Defender is still not grown even to the seedy free antivirus is the availability of test files for damage are directly in the system Explorer using a separate context menu option.