Enable Antimalware in Windows Defender on Windows 10
Enable Antimalware in Windows Defender:–Windows Defender is the default antivirus app shipped with Windows 10. Earlier versions of Windows like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista also had it but it was less efficient previously as it only scanned spyware and adware. In Windows 8 and Windows 10, Defender is based on the Microsoft Security Essentials app which offers better protection by adding full blown protection against all kinds of malware. However, despite Microsoft’s claims that it offers full protection, studies have found that third party antivirus apps still offer better protection. If you prefer to use a third party anti malware app, you might want to disable Windows Defender. Here is how you can disable it.
Enable Antimalware in Windows Defender
To open Windows Defender settings, you can follow any of these methods.
1] From Windows Defender UI
You can open the Windows Defender Settings panel from the UI itself.Press Win+X menu, open Control Panel, and select Windows Defender.
Here you can click on the Settings link to access it.
2] From Settings App of Windows 10
Press Win+I to open the Settings app. Next Click Update & Security and then Windows Defender in the left panel.
3] Using Cortana Taskbar Search
Cortana can also help you to open the Windows Defender settings panel directly. Just type Defender in Taskbar search box and click on the result.You will see Windows Defender settings.
Configure Windows Defender in Windows 10
Here in the Windows Defender Settings app, you will be able to configure the following options:
- Turn On/Off Real-Time protection
- Turn On/Off Cloud-based Protection
- Turn Of/Off Sample submission
- Add Exclusions
In Windows 10, Windows Defender gets Cloud Protection. This feature sends Microsoft information, based on which it may develop new anti-malware signatures to better deal with malware identification and removal.
Finally towards the end, you see Version info. Clicking on the Use Windows Defender link at the bottom will open the Windows Defender UI.