How do I enable Windows Defender on my computer?

Windows Defender is a powerful antivirus and anti-spyware program that comes pre-installed on Windows-based computers. It is designed to detect and remove malicious programs as well as Trojans and other types of malware. If you have recently purchased a computer with Windows installed, chances are that Windows Defender is already enabled and running in the background.

However, if for some reason Windows Defender is not running on your computer, you can enable it by following these steps:

1. Click the Start button in the lower-left corner of the screen or press the Windows key on your keyboard.

2. In the search box type “Defender” and click on the best match.

3. In the Windows Defender window, click on the Settings tab at the top.

4. Select the option to turn on real-time protection and click OK.

5. In the same window, select the option to turn on cloud-based protection and click OK.

6. Select the “Scan Now” option to perform a quick scan of your system.

7. To schedule regular scans, select the “Schedule a Scan” option and follow the on-screen instructions.

8. Finally, select the “Exclusions” tab from the settings menu to exclude certain items from being scanned, such as certain folders or files.

These are the steps to enable Windows Defender on your computer. By following these instructions and keeping the program up to date, you can keep your computer safe from malware and other threats.