Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10

    Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10

    How to Open Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10
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    How to Open Windows Defender Security Center in Windows 10

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    Microsoft is making it easier for you to view and control Windows 10 device security and health features available on your PC or tablet with the availability of a new Windows Defender dashboard coming in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Windows Insiders will get a preview of the new experience beginning with Windows 10 build 14986.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15002, the Windows Defender dashboard app is reported to be fully functional.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15007, the Windows Defender dashboard app has been renamed to Windows Defender Security Center.

    This tutorial will show you how to open the Windows Defender Security Center app in Windows 10.






    Here's How:

    1. Open the Start menu, and click/tap on the Windows Defender Security Center app. (see screenshot below)

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    2. Click/tap on OK in the "Windows Defender is making some improvements" message. (see screenshot below)

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    3. You can now view and change the settings you like from the homepage. (see screenshots below)

     Virus & threat protection

    Note   Note
    Virus & threat protection provides a new view of your antivirus protection whether itís Windows Defender Antivirus that comes free with Windows 10 or AV software from one of our ecosystem partners. If youíve chosen Windows Defender Antivirus, your scan results and threat history will be displayed here, or you will be able to launch your 3rd party AV protection app directly from this screen.


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     Device performance & health

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    This is a new section added starting with the leaked Windows 10 build 15002.

    Device performance & health provides a single view of your latest Windows updates, drivers, battery life and storage capacity. Additionally, you have the option to start fresh with a clean install of Windows using the Refresh Windows feature. This option will keep your personal files and some Windows settings, and remove most of your apps for a fresh start that can help with performance improvements should your device need them.


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     Firewall & network protection

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    Firewall & network protection provides information on the network connections and active Windows Firewall settings, as well as links to network troubleshooting information.


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     App & browser control

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    App & browser control allows you to adjust settings for SmartScreen for apps and browsers helping you be more informed and stay safer online by warning you of potential malicious sites, downloads and unrecognized apps and files from the Internet.


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     Family options

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    Family options gives you an easy way to connect to the family options available online. This page can link you to information about parental controls, options for setting up good screen time habits, setting up activity reports of your kidsí online activity and managing controls for purchasing apps and games. You can also view the health and safety of your familyís devices from this centralized location.


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    That's it,
    Shawn

  1. Joined : Feb 2015
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       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Nice over view Shawn!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
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       1 Week Ago #3

    Starting with Windows 10 build 15007, the Windows Defender dashboard app has been renamed to Windows Defender Security Center.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2014
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       22 Hours Ago #4

    Thanks for the overview!

    What's the consensus here on TF about WDSC replacing applications like those from ESET (which I use) and other AV/FW softwarefarms?

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    Greetz
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
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       22 Hours Ago #5

    WDSC is basically just a way to have all of your security settings for the already included items of W10 in one place for more convenience.

    Windows Defender can often be used along with other 3rd party AV programs. Some will disable WD though.

    It's more of a personal choice of what AV program you prefer, but so far I've not had any issues with using WD alone.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2014
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       22 Hours Ago #6

    Thanks for your feedback Brink!

    I'll just let WDSC play along with ESET in all upcoming IP builds. When released I'll do a clean install - VM - with only WDSC active, just to get a better view on the 'differences'.

    Greetz
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  7.    20 Hours Ago #7

    Would WD be enough of a security barrier if you view a lot of websites in the course of your daily work? I deal with hospitals and its quite common for them to either close down or change their domain name (after being bought up for instance). At the moment I use Avast along with MBM and I see no reason to change.
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