How to protect your Windows 10 PC
Where’s Security Essentials?
If you have Windows 10, you can’t get Microsoft Security Essentials. But you don’t need it, because you already have Windows Defender, which provides the same level of protection.
- In the search bar, type Windows Defender.
- Pick Windows Defender in the results. You’ll be able to check your computer and your level of virus protection.
Turn Windows Defender on or off
In Windows 10, Windows Defender is always on and always working to protect your PC. It will turn itself off if you install another antivirus app.
Defender uses real-time protection to scan files you add or run on your PC. Turn off real-time protection temporarily by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender.