Windows Defender is a security tool developed by Microsoft to protect your computer against possible threats. It is available in all versions of the Windows operating system starting with Windows XP, but has been enhanced and changed over time to include more features.
To enable or disable Windows Defender, you must first open the Control Panel. To do this, click on the Start button, then select Control Panel. Once in the Control Panel, look for the Windows Defender icon and double-click it. This will bring up the Windows Defender window.
Now in the Windows Defender window, look for the “Options” tab. When you click on the tab, you will be presented with two options:
The first option is to enable Windows Defender. This can be done by clicking the checkbox beside “Turn on real-time protection (recommended)”. Once you have checked this box, you will find that Windows Defender will be activated, ready to start protecting your computer from potential threats.
The second option is to disable Windows Defender. This can be done by unchecking the checkbox beside “Turn on real-time protection (recommended)”. This will prevent Windows Defender from running, and any threats that may be present will not be detected.
If you decide to disable Windows Defender and want to re-enable it later, simply go back to the Windows Defender window in the Control Panel and repeat the steps above.
It is important to note that Windows Defender is only one part of a larger security system. While it is recommended to keep Windows Defender enabled, there are other steps you should take to ensure the complete protection of your computer. These steps may include updating the operating system and applications regularly, using good online security practices, and setting up a firewall.