Windows 10 devices come with a variety of security tools to help protect your computer. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) offers malware and antivirus 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 defend yourself from a variety of malware, without slowing down your PC. Windows Security also lets you check the health of your device and performance, control your account security and device sign-in options and much more.

Even even if your system is secured by the best passwords, security measures and other safeguards, malware can still get in and cause problems. It’s crucial to regularly backup your data and update your operating system. Windows 10 comes with a number of backup tools, including cloud storage services, that help you protect your files.

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to backup regularly your system, and then restore it in the event of an emergency. You should also think about cloud-based solutions like OneDrive, Google Drive, and other tools for enterprise backup.

Access to your device is restricted is essential. You must ensure that no user is granted Administrator access. This will stop anyone using your computer from making significant changes that could put your data at risk. You can do this either by creating individual Standard accounts or by restricting access to the device via Parental Controls.