If you want an easier way to manage Microsoft Defender, then we suggest downloading a program known as DefenderUI. We like to use this tool quite often whenever it’s time to make use of Microsoft Defender, and we find the process as much better than loading up the security app itself.
How to use DefenderUI to manage Microsoft Defender
Freeware DefenderUI offers you an easier way to manage all the settings of Microsoft Defender on your Windows 11/10 PC. When it comes down to taking advantage of all the things DefenderUI has to offer, you need to read the information learn how to make the most out of DefenderUI, and Microsoft Defender.
- Open DefenderUI after downloading
- The Recommended DefenderUI profile
- The Interactive DefenderUI profile
- The Aggressive DefenderUI profile
- The Default DefenderUI profile
- How to make changes to a profile
1] Open DefenderUI after downloading
After installation, you should go ahead and open DefenderUI for the first time. From the main menu, you will see four options to choose from, and they are as follows:
2] The Recommended DefenderUI profile
Delivers enhanced protection by making hidden Microsoft Defender security features available.
3] The Interactive DefenderUI profile
This one is more secure than the Recommended security profile. Its overall design is to interact with the end-user, and only advanced users should select it.
4] The Aggressive DefenderUI profile
What we have here is more aggressive of all the profiles. It will unlock all hidden features of Microsoft Defender. From what we’ve gathered, you should not select this option unless security is critical.
5] The Default DefenderUI profile
If you want basic antivirus protection, then choosing the Default profile is your best bet.
6] How to make changes to a profile
After selecting a profile, you will see several tabs at the top in the form of Basic, Advanced, ASR Rules, DefenderGuard. Click on either will give you the option to make changes to the profile you’ve selected. In most cases, you will not need to edit anything, but advanced users, who want more control over how Microsoft Defender works for them, will no doubt take advantage of these tools.
Read: How to use Windows Security in Windows 11 for the best protection.
What is Microsoft Defender
If you’re new to Windows, then you might not know about Microsoft Defender. It is the default antivirus and antimalware tool, which means, unlike Windows 7 and others before it, there is no need to download a third-party security program. Microsoft Defender works just as well, but not only that, it uses fewer system resources compared to the competition.
Why use DefenderUI to manage Microsoft Defender
First, we must note that DefenderUI is a free app for the Windows 11/10 operating systems. Its sole purpose is to make it easier for users to take advantage of what Microsoft Defender has to offer.
Is Windows Defender in Windows 11 good enough?
Yes, Windows Defender or Windows Security in Windows 11 is good enough for any regular and heavy users. No matter whether you want to protect your computer from ransomware, malware, virus, or anything else, you can certainly use Windows Security to safeguard it. It is suggested to turn on all the services and features in order to get full protection.
What happened to Windows Defender in Windows 11?
Windows Defender is still there in Windows 11. However, it has been renamed Windows Security. If you want to open Windows Security, you can search for it in the Taskbar search box and click on the individual search result. Following that, you can find the same options as offered in Windows 10.
You see, managing Microsoft Defender is not simple, and even with the release of Windows 11, nothing much has changed. So, if you prefer to use the default security tool instead of third-party options, then DefenderUI will make your life a lot easier than it is now.