Windows 10 devices come with various security tools that can help you protect your computer. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) offers antivirus and malware protection, as well as firewall and security settings.

Its real-time antimalware, Core isolation and hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help you defend yourself from a variety of threats, and without slowing down your system. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device’s health and performance, control your account security, devices sign-in options and more.

Even even if your system is secure with the most secure security measures, passwords, and other safeguards malware is still able to make its way in and cause problems. It’s vital to regularly backup your data and upgrade your operating system. Windows 10 includes a variety of backup tools and cloud storage services that make it easy to protect your files.

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to regularly backup your system, and then restore it in the event of an emergency. You should also consider cloud-based solutions such as OneDrive, Google Drive, and other backup tools for businesses.

Restricting access to your device is essential. Make sure that no user is granted Administrator access. This will stop anyone who uses your computer from making significant changes that could expose your data to risk. You can accomplish this by setting up your own Standard accounts or by restricting access to the device with Parental Controls.