Windows PCs come equipped with several security protections by default. But those are not nearly enough to keep your device secure from the round-the-clock onslaught of new malware, ransomware, adware, and all types of cyberattacks. Fortunately, Microsoft bundles a range of additional Windows security settings in Windows 10 and Windows 11 that you can activate to ramp up your computer’s defenses.
Microsoft offers plenty of ways to enable your PC to proactively look out for threats and let you control how much personal data you want to share. Most of these options are disabled out of the box for an uninterrupted experience. Your Windows PC, for example, can warn you if you’re about to install a low-reputation app and even isolate your computer’s most vulnerable components from getting breached. Here’s how to switch on these features and improve your Windows PC’s security.