How do I activate Windows Defender on my computer?

Windows Defender is a built-in security feature in Windows 10. It helps protect your computer from viruses, malware, and other malicious programs. It’s designed to work automatically with minimal effort from you.

To activate Windows Defender on your computer, you need to make sure that it is running and enabled. Here are the steps to do this:

1. Open Windows Security by clicking the shield icon in the task bar or searching for “Windows Security” in the Start menu.

2. In the left navigation pane, click on “Virus & threat protection”.

3. Under “Virus & threat protection settings”, click the “Manage settings” link.

4. Scroll down to the “Real-time protection” section and make sure the switch is set to “On”.

5. Click the “Apply” button and then the “OK” button to save your changes.

6. Windows Defender should now be running. To confirm, you can use the “Scan now” button to perform a quick scan. If Windows Defender finds any threats, it will prompt you to take action.

These steps will enable Windows Defender and help keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other malicious programs. To further protect your computer, it is recommended that you keep your software and operating system up to date. You can do this by enabling automatic updates in Windows.