Enabling Windows Defender on Windows 8

On Microsoft’s Cybertrust Blog, Eve Blakemore write about how you can ensure Windows Defender is enabled on your Windows 8 computer.

Windows Defender is included with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 and helps protect your PC against malware (malicious software). Many new computers come with free subscriptions to antivirus software and other security programs from companies other than Microsoft. If the subscription runs out and you don’t want to pay for it, you need to:

  1. Fully uninstall the non-Microsoft security software that came with your computer.
  2. Make sure Windows Defender is turned on.

To uninstall the security software that came with your computer, check the software’s Help file.

Make sure Windows Defender is turned on in Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Search (or if you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search).
  2. In the Search box, type Windows Defender.
  3. Tap or click the Windows Defender icon.
  4. Go to Settings, and make sure that Turn on real-time protection (recommended) is selected.
  5. Tap or click Save Changes.

How well do you know Windows 8?

It is no secret that Windows 8 breaks the mold of Microsoft’s traditional operating system design. Nevertheless, Microsoft Windows 8 is designed to deliver enterprise-grade capabilities that IT departments need and the vibrant design elements front-end users want. It also includes several business applications that streamline organizational communications. Recognizing its differences, organization leaders are embracing Windows training as a way to seamlessly transition their teams to Windows 8. Directions Training provides transition courses as well as courses that address Windows 8 configuration, support, and upgrades.

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Using Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 Transition from Windows 7
Configuring Windows 8.1
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Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows 8
Virtualization Enterprise Desktops and Apps
Deploying Windows Devices and Enterprise Apps
Windows Operating System Fundamentals
Windows Server Administration Fundamentals

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