Windows Defender is an application which helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats that are caused by spyware and other malware, by detecting and removing these threats from your computer.
Windows Defender features Real-Time Protection; a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it’s detected. It minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.
Windows Defender key benefits include:
Spyware detection and removal.
Improved Internet browsing safety.
Protection against the latest threats.
Windows Defender is enhanced by SpyNet; a community that brings Windows Defender users together to identify and share information about spyware. This community reports potential threats identified by the Windows Defender real-time system agents to the SpyNet servers, these in turn, catalogue and update the system to help protect you from new spyware threats.
Open Windows Defender by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button. In the search box, type Defender, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Defender.
Click Tools, and then click Options.
Click Administrator, select or clear the Use this program check box, and then click Save. Administrator permission required If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.