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How Do I Use Windows® Defender Antispyware

July 09, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

Windows® Defender antispyware software

Windows® Defender is an antispyware program for the Windows® operating system and runs automatically when activated. This security software protects your computer against unwanted software and Internet threats such as spyware or malware. This kind of protection is a necessity nowadays because of the increase in programs that can steal your data such as passwords and logins. In the steps below, you can read where to find the Windows® Defender application, how to scan your computer and set some basic functions.

Using Windows® Defender:

  1. Open the Start menu and click on the “Control Panel” button.
  2. In the search box, type “Defender”. In the list of results, click on “Windows Defender”.
  3. In the main navigation bar you can see four categories:
    Home - Displays the status of Windows® Defender and the last scan results.
    Scan – If you click on the “Scan” button the scanning process will start. If you click on the dropdown menu next to the button, you can specify the scan or stop it.
    History – Here you can see actions taken on potentially unwanted software.
    Tools – Here are useful tools and option settings to help you manage the Windows® Defender utility.

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