Windows 10 devices come with several security tools to help you ensure your computer is protected. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) offers antivirus and malware protection as well as firewall and security settings.

Its real-time antimalware, Core isolation and hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help you safeguard yourself from a variety of threats, without slowing down your computer. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device health and performance, manage your account security and the options for signing in to your device and much more.

Even if you have the best passwords and other security measures in place, it’s still possible for malware to slip into your system and cause problems. It’s crucial to regularly backup your data and upgrade your operating system. Windows 10 includes a variety of backup tools and cloud storage services that make it easy to protect your files.

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to backup regularly your system and restore it in the event of emergency. It’s also worth thinking about cloud-based backup tools, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other enterprise backup tools.

Limiting access to your device is crucial. Be sure that no one has administrator privileges. This will prevent anyone using your computer from making significant changes that could put your data at risk. You can accomplish this by creating individual Standard accounts or by limiting access to your device by using Parental Controls.