Windows 8: What Is Windows Defender
This section describes a free malware protection tool, Windows Defender, which is integrated into Action Center on Windows 8 systems.
What Is Windows Defender?
Windows Defender is a free malicious software protection tool integrated
in the Windows 8 Action Center.
Windows Defender offers two ways to help keep spyware from infecting your computer:
- Real-time protection. Windows Defender alerts you when spyware attempt
s to install itself or to run on your computer. It also alerts you when programs attempt
to change important Windows settings.
- Scanning options. You can use Windows Defender to scan for spyware
that might be installed on your computer, to schedule scans on a regular basis,
and to automatically remove anything that's detected during a scan.
Note that if you were using Microsoft Security Essentials on your older versions of Windows systems,
you don't need it any more now.
Microsoft Security Essentials has been merged into Windows Defender on Windows 8 systems.
Last update: 2013.
Table of Contents
About This Windows Security Book
Windows 8: System Security Review
Windows 8: System Security Protection
Windows 8 System Recovery
►Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection
►Windows 8: What Is Windows Defender
Windows 8: Turning on Windows Defender
Windows 8: Customizing Windows Defender Settings
Windows 8: Full Scan with Windows Defender
Windows 7: System Security Review
Windows 7: System Security Protection
Windows 7 System Recovery
Windows 7 Forefront Client Security
Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool
McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools
Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal
Keeping Firefox Secure
Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure
Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)
HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool
IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal
"Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal
"Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware
Malware Manual Removal Experience
Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal
Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal
PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal
MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems
Antivirus System PRO
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