If you"re running Windows in S mode it"s streamlined for tighter security, so the Virus & threat protection area has fewer options than those described here. This is because the built-in security of Windows in S mode automatically prevents viruses & other threats from running on your device. 

In early versions of Windows 10, Windows Security is called Windows Defender Security Center.

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Virus & threat protection in Windows Security helps you scan for threats on your device. You can also run different types of scans, see the results of your previous virus & threat scans, and get the lakiểm tra protection offered by tsanaklidou.com Defender Antivirus.


Under Current threats you can:

See any threats currently found on your device.

See the last time a scan was run on your device, how long it took, và how many files were scanned.

Start a new quiông chồng scan or go inkhổng lồ scan options khổng lồ run a more extensive sầu or custom scan.

See threats that have been quarantined before they can affect you and anything identified as a threat that you have sầu allowed lớn run on your device.

Note: If you are using third-buổi tiệc ngọt antivirut software, you’ll be able to use its vi khuẩn and threat protection options here.

Run the scans you want

Even though Windows Security is turned on và scans your device automatically, you can persize an additional scan whenever you want.

Quick scan. Concerned that you may have done something to lớn introduce a suspicious tệp tin or virus to your device? Select Quiông chồng scan (called Scan now in previous versions of Windows 10) lớn immediately kiểm tra your device for any recent threats. This option is useful when you don’t want to spend the time running a full scan on all your files và folders. If Windows Security recommends that you run one of the other types of scans, you"ll be notified when the Quichồng scan is done.

Scan options. Select this links to lớn choose from one of the following advanced scan options:

Full scan. Scans every file & program on your device.

Custom scan. Scans only files & folders that you select.

Note: Scan options was called Run a new advanced scan in early versions of Windows 10.

Manage your Virus & threat protection settings

Use Virus và threat protection settings when you want lớn customize your level of protection, send sample files khổng lồ tsanaklidou.com, exclude trusted files & folders from repeated scanning, or temporarily turn off your protection.

Manage your real-time protection

Want to stop running real-time protection for a short while? You can use the Real-time protection setting lớn turn it off temporarily; however, real-time protection will turn back on automatically after a short while lớn resume protecting your device. While real-time protection is off, files you open or download won’t be scanned for threats.

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Note: If the device you’re using is part of an organization, your system administrator may prsự kiện you from turning off real-time protection.

Get access to cloud-delivered protection

Provide your device with access to lớn the lakiểm tra threat definitions & threat behavior detection in the cloud. This setting allows tsanaklidou.com Defender to lớn get constantly updated improvements from tsanaklidou.com while you"re connected to the mạng internet. This will result in more accurately identifying, stopping, & fixing, threats.

This setting is turned on by default.

Skết thúc us files with automatic sample submission

If you’re connected khổng lồ the cloud with cloud-delivered protection, you can have Defender automatically skết thúc suspicious files to tsanaklidou.com khổng lồ check them for potential threats. tsanaklidou.com will notify you if you need lớn sover additional files, và alert you if a requested tệp tin contains personal information so you can decide whether or not you want khổng lồ sover that file or not.

If you"re concerned about a tệp tin and want khổng lồ make sure it was submitted for evaluation you can select Submit a sample manually to sover us any tệp tin you want.

Tamper Protection defends your security settings

tsanaklidou.com Defender Antivirut settings can occasionally get changed by malicious, or careless, apps or processes; or sometimes by unaware people. With Tamper Protection turned on, important settings like real-time protection, can"t be easily or accidentally turned off.

This setting is turned on, by default, for consumers.

Learn more about Tamper Protection.

Protect files from unauthorized access

Use the Controlled folder access setting lớn manage which folders untrusted apps can make changes to. You can also add additional apps to lớn the trusted danh sách so they can make changes in those folders. This is a powerful tool to lớn make your files safer from ransomware.

When you turn on Controlled folder access, a lot of the folders you use most often will be protected by mặc định. This means that nội dung in any of these folders cannot be accessed or changed by any unknown or untrusted apps. If you add additional folders, they become protected as well.

Learn more about using Controlled folder access

Exclude items from vi khuẩn scans

There may be times when you’ll want lớn exclude specific files, folders, tệp tin types, or processes from being scanned, such as if these are trusted items và you are certain you don’t need to lớn take time lớn scan them. In those rare instances you can add an exclusion for them.

Learn more about adding an exclusion lớn Windows Security

Curate your notifications

Windows Security will send notifications about the health và safety of your device. You can turn these notifications on, or off, on the notifications page. In Virus và threat protection, under Virus và threat protection settings, select Manage settings, scroll down to Notifications and select Change notification settings.

See Windows Security notifications

Protect your device with the lakiểm tra updates

Security intelligence (sometimes referred khổng lồ as "definitions") are files that contain information about the lachạy thử threats that could infect your device. Windows Security uses security intelligence every time a scan is run.

tsanaklidou.com automatically downloads the lakiểm tra intelligence lớn your device as part of Windows Update, but you can also manually kiểm tra for it. On the Virus & threat protection page, under Virus và threat protection updates, select Chechồng for updates to lớn scan for the lademo security intelligence.