Windows Defender gets stronger in Windows 10. It can be used as a trusted anti-malware in Windows 10. Microsoft has changed a few things in Windows Defender. Now that the Windows Defender settings control panel has been moved to the Settings app, it can be difficult to find and launch Windows Defender in Windows 10. The instructions below will help you know some methods for opening Windows Defender settings in Windows 10.
The user interface of Windows Defender looks quite similar to the previous version of Windows. You have the Home tab, the Update tab, and the History tab. Home tab you can see the computer status and offer Scan options. The Update tab is where you can update the Defender yourself.
To open the settings of Windows Defender, you can follow one of the methods below.
1. From Windows Defender UI
You can open the Windows Defender Settings control panel from the user interface. Press Win + X Menu, open Control Panel, and select Windows Defender.
Here you can click on Settings to access.
2. From the App settings of Windows 10
Press Win + I to open the Settings app> click Update & Security> Windows Defender in the left panel.
Configure Windows Defender in Windows 10
Using Windows Defender Settings, you will be able to configure the following options:
- Enable / Disable Real-Time protection
- Enable / Disable cloud-based protection
- Turn Of / Off Sample submission
- More Exclusions
In Windows10, Windows Defender is cloud protected. This feature sends information to Microsoft based on which it can develop new anti-malware signatures to better deal with identifying and removing malware.
Finally towards the end, you will see Version info. Clicking Use Windows Defender at the bottom will open the Windows Defender UI.
If you don’t want to let Windows Defender scan your specific files, directories, file types or processes, you can put them on the Exclusion list. To add anything to the exclusion list, just click Add an exclusion under Exclusions and add files, directories, file types, etc.