Windows Defender is a built-in feature of Microsoft Windows that provides protection from malicious software, including viruses, spyware, and other malware. It also has a number of options available for configuring its settings.
To configure Windows Defender’s settings, you will need to open the Windows Defender Security Center. To do this, open the start menu, type “Windows Defender” into the search box, and then click on the icon that appears. This will open the Windows Defender Security Center window.
Once you are in the Windows Defender Security Center, you will see several sections, such as Virus & threat protection, Device performance & health, and Firewall & network protection. To adjust the settings for each section, click on the name of the section.
In the Virus & threat protection section, you can turn on or off the Real-time protection, Cloud-delivered protection, and Automatic sample submission features. You can also adjust the sensitivity of the virus protection by clicking on the Advanced Settings link.
In the Device performance & health section, you can adjust the security options for the Windows Defender Browser Protection, Windows Update, and Windows SmartScreen. You can also choose whether to receive notifications from Windows Defender when it detects security threats.
In the Firewall & network protection section, you can adjust settings for the Windows Defender Firewall and Windows Network Access Protection. You can also choose which type of network profile (Home, Work, or Public) that is used to determine which settings are applied.
In addition to these sections, you can also click on the “App & browser control” link to further customize Windows Defender’s settings. Here, you can choose the level of protection that is applied regarding downloads, browser protection, malicious website blocking, smartscreen filtering, and application control.
Once you have adjusted the settings of Windows Defender to your liking, you can click the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes. That’s all there is to it! Windows Defender should now be configured to your desired settings.