How to Disable Firewall Notifications In Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update brings a new application named Windows Defender Security Center, known as Windows Defender Dashboard. This security product provides protection from viruses and malware threats and also has been added the Firewall function. By default all apps have no network access and Windows Security will alert you to deny or allow the connection. Continue reading

Install Windows Defender definition updates Offline in Windows 10/8 on Surface Pro

Windows 10 and 8.1/8 OS include a free antispyware program named Windows Defender. It can improve your computer system security and protect against malware, similar to Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). By default Windows Defender definition updates will be downloaded through Windows Update every day. However, in the situations such as Internet connection issue or Windows Update is turned off, you are unable to get the latest virus definition files for that. Any way to get it working fine to deal with the latest virus? Continue reading

Microsoft Security Client Error 0×80070426 after Windows 10 Anniversary Edition

After I upgraded my computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition and logged into the system, it kept popping up an error message “Microsoft Security Client An error has occured in the program during initialization. If this problem continues, please contact your system administrator. Error code: 0×80070426.” on startup. That also happened with rebooting and doing power-cycle didn’t take any effect. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

How to Enable scan compressed files with Windows Defender in Windows 10

Windows Defender is the built-in anti-malware component in Windows 10 and offers the protection to keep your tablet or computer safe from viruses, spyware and malicious software. By default on every process Windows Defender doesn’t scan compressed (archive) files such as .zip, *.rar or .cab files for threats and viruses. To get better security, you’d better turn on such feature on your device. Continue reading

Enable Windows Defender Scan Mapped Network Drives and USB flash in full scanning

Many people have used the Windows Defender to protect their Windows 10 tablet or computer against viruses and spyware. If you always plug a USB flash drive, CD/DVD rom, or SD card, or have mounted mapped network drives, the contents may include malicious. However, the built-in antivirus software only scans them during a quick and custom scan, so you could try the tutorial to let it do that when there is a full scanning. Continue reading

Enable Windows Defender Block At First Sight Anti-Malware in Windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary update brings Block at First Sight feature in Windows Defender cloud protection for helping Network administrators detect and block new malware quickly to keep secure. It sends a metadata to a Microsoft cloud service and checks if the program is malicious then let Defender remove it. You could try the how-to tutorial to disable or enable it on Surface Pro or other computer. Continue reading

Enable Windows Defender Limited Periodic Scanning mode in Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update improves the OS and brings a new security setting named Limited Periodic Scanning. The customer can configure Windows Defender as an additional Malware protection to scan the system periodically for threats and remediate them, while they also install and run a 3rd-party antivirus software. Limited Periodic Scanning performes the takss through the Automatic Maintenance which ensures updates only happen at a time, and here is the how-to tutorial to enable it on Surface Pro model tablet and other computer. Continue reading

Activate Windows Defender offline scaning in Windows 10

If you don’t need a third-party antimalware solution on your Surface Pro 4 tablet or other computer running Windows 10 Pro, the built-in antivirus tool Windows Defender is the good choice. With Anniversary Update installed, the latest build version adds the offline capabilities which run a full system scaning at bootup without an internet connection. Enabling this new mode is definitely useful and much better for detecting and removing all persistent and difficult-to-remove malware and malicious software. Continue reading

Add Windows Defender context menu in Windows 10

The Windows 10 comes with the built-in antivirus and antimalware security utility aka Windows Defender. By defult it scans all of the files located in a folder, but doesn’t provide any functionality from the right click context menu to scan the individual file, with GUI and no command line. Most of other products have such option for faster accessing and here are the tips about how to do that. Continue reading