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Hide or Show Virus and Threat Protection page in Windows Security

Windows Security is built-in to Windows 10/11 and includes an antivirus program called Microsoft Defender Antivirus. Your device will be actively protected from the moment you start Windows 10/11. Windows Security continually scans for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats. In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.

The Virus & threat protection section in Windows Security contains information and settings for antivirus protection from Microsoft Defender Antivirus and third-party AV products. This section also contains information and settings for ransomware protection and recovery. These settings include Controlled folder access settings to prevent unknown apps from changing files in protected folders, plus Microsoft OneDrive configuration to help you recover from a ransomware attack. This area also notifies users and provides recovery instructions if there’s a ransomware attack.

You can hide the Virus & threat protection section or the Ransomware protection area from users of the machine. This option can be useful if you don’t want users to see or have access to user-configured options for these features.

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show the Virus & threat protection area in Windows Security for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.