Posts under Windows Defender tag.

Windows Defender is turned off by Group Policy

Windows Defender is the default anti-virus on Windows 10. It’s good enough for most major cases. Therefore, you won’t need a third-party option unless for extreme cases which are quite rare. Not to mention, Windows Defender is not a resource […]

Update and Clear TPM security processor firmware

How to Update and Clear TPM security processor firmware

If you have a TPM  enabled laptop or PC, and you are receiving a message in Windows Defender Security Center telling you that you need to update your security processor or TPM firmware, then you should update it on priority. […]

Attack Surface Reduction feature in Windows Defender

Attack Surface Reduction is a feature of Windows Defender Exploit Guard that prevent actions that are used by exploit-seeking malware to infect computers. Windows Defender Exploit Guard is a new set of invasion prevention capabilities that Microsoft introduced as a […]

How Windows Defender System Guard works on Windows 10

Windows 10 has made system attacks difficult with the platform integrity becoming more difficult to compromise. The Windows Defender System Guard comes with the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. The Update reorganized the system integrity features such that it […]

Windows Defender Exploit Guard

How to configure Windows Defender Exploit Guard (WDEG) in Windows 10

Windows Defender Exploit Guard runs all the security benefits necessary to keep intrusion threats at bay. A characteristic feature of this tool is ‘Exploit Protection’. It automatically applies to many exploit mitigation techniques. This capability can be tested inside the […]

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Windows Defender Network Protection feature in Windows 10

Unlike other cosmetic changes introduced in Windows 10 v1709, Firewall & Network Protection has been the focus of attention. Network Protection, as you are aware helps reduce the attack surface of your devices from Internet-based events. It prevents employees from […]

Exploit Protection in Windows 10

Enable and use Exploit Protection in Windows 10

Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10 v1709 now introduces a new security protection feature called Exploit Protection, that helps protect your Windows computers from malware that use security exploits to infect your system. It includes mitigations that you can […]

How to use Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

How to enable and use Controlled Folder Access in Windows 10

Ransomware is rampant today, and you need to take additional care to secure your Windows computer, apart from just installing an antivirus software. While one can always use an anti-ransomware software, Windows 10 now makes it easier by introducing Controlled Folder […]

Process Hollowing

Process Hollowing and Atom Bombing protection in Windows Defender ATP

Windows 10 Creators Update security enhancements include improvements in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. These enhancements would keep the users protected from threats like Kovter and Dridex Trojans, says Microsoft. Explicitly, Windows Defender ATP can detect code injection techniques associated […]

Health Report Is Not Available

Windows 10 Health Report is not available

If in Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10, you see a Health Report Is Not Available message, then this post may interest you. The Health Report is meant to give you and idea about the health of your computer […]