How to enable and use the built in Windows Defender for Antivirus Protection in Windows 10

Update: Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update and later forms, Windows Defender has been prevailing by another security customer called Windows Defender Security Center.

Windows Defender Security Center incorporates a set-up of assurance instruments for your Windows 10 gadget, these include: Antivirus, Performance, Firewall, App and Browser Control and Family Safety.

This additionally implies, clients don’t require uninstall outsider Antivirus items perfect with Windows 10. Outsider Antivirus utilities can exist together with Windows Defender Security Center fine and dandy.

On the off chance that you are running a more seasoned arrival of Windows 10, for example, 1607 and prior, you can adhere to the directions underneath for empowering your outsider Antivirus utility.

Summary – Enabling Windows Defender on Older Releases of Windows 10

Windows 10 may require another adaptation of your Antivirus intended for Windows 10. In the event that you have a membership that has not lapsed, contact the engineer to get some answers concerning Windows 10 help.

Most Antivirus utilities should now bolster Windows 10. On the off chance that your membership is as yet dynamic, at that point you ought to be qualified for a good update for Windows 10.

On the off chance that your current Antivirus is contrary with Windows 10 or you don’t plan to restore your membership, you can utilize the inherent Windows Defender or Windows Defender Security Center as another option. Lets investigate empowering and refreshing Windows Defender.


  • Press Windows key + X
  • Click Programs and Features
  • Select the Antivirus utility you have installed, then click Uninstall/Change. You might have a different one installed, I have Norton for example.

This will launch the setup wizard which will guide you through uninstalling your Antivirus. Follow the on screen instructions, a reboot might be required.

During the uninstallation, you might receive a notification indicating virus protection is turned off. You can use this opportunity to enable Windows Defender right away. If not, follow the next steps to enable it yourself manually.

  • Click Start
  • Click Settings or press Windows key + i
  • Click Click Update & Security
  • Click Windows Defender
  • Make sure Real-time protection is enabled

Windows Defender ought to naturally turn on and brief you update. Do so immediately, as the definitions will in general be outdated by numerous months or years (contingent upon when you introduce Windows 10).

That is it, you presently have a free worked in Antivirus utility you don’t need to pay for.

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