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How to Turn On Windows Defender in Windows 11

Microsoft has been shipping Windows Defender (renamed Windows Security) in Windows PCs for quite some time. Since its inception, the software has evolved into a definitive suite for basic virus protection on Windows machines. However, users with low-end hardware might find Windows Defender taking up some of their limited system resources. In this article we will try to teach you how to Turn On Windows Defender in Windows 11.

Microsoft Defender Antivirus (formerly known as Windows Defender) is a built-in free anti-malware program that comes with Windows 11 and protects the computer from viruses and malware. In addition to virus and malware protection, Microsoft Defender also offers account protection, online safety, device performance and health monitoring, parental controls, and firewall and network security. Below we have mention the steps to enable Windows 11 Windows Defender.

How to Enable Windows Defender in windows 11 PC

  • Right-click Start and select Settings. You can also use another method to open Settings in Windows 11.
  • In the left pane, click Privacy & Security.
  • Choose Windows Security.
  • Click the Open Windows Security button to go to the Windows Security interface.
  • You can see some options in the left pane. You can click on the security option you want to enable or disable to continue.

How to Turn on or Turn off Virus & Threat Protection in Windows 11

  • Select Virus & threat protection and click the Manage settings link under Virus & threat protection settings.
  • There are many virus and threat protection settings for Microsoft Defender Antivirus. You can see real-time protection, cloud-delivered protection, automatic sample submission, and more. You can turn them on or off based on your needs.
  • You can switch to other Windows security features to enable or disable the specific settings based on your needs.

How to Turn on or Turn off App & Browser Control in Windows 11

  • Click App and Browser Control.
  • Click the Reputation-Based Protection Settings link under Reputation-Based Protection to continue.
  • You can see some options like Scan apps and files, SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge and Block potentially unwanted apps. You can turn them on or off based on your needs.
  • Go back to the main interface of app and browser control.
  • Under Exploit Prevention, click Exploit Prevention Settings.
  • Adjust the system settings and program settings to your requirements.

Final Words

We hope our article on how to use Windows Defender in windows 11 PC will help you and resolve all your problems. Microsoft Defender Antivirus is renamed to Windows Security App in the newer versions of Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft Defender works pretty well to protect your computer from viruses and various security threats.

I hope you understand this article, How to Turn On Windows Defender in Windows 11.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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