Windows Security

How to View Protection History of Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

Windows 10 provides the latest antivirus protection with Windows Security. When you start up Windows 10 for the first time, Windows Security is on and actively protecting your device by scanning for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats.

Windows Security uses real-time protection to scan your downloads and the programs you run on your device. Also, Windows Update downloads updates for Windows Security automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.

Virus & threat protection in Windows Security helps you scan for threats on your device. You can also run different types of scans, see the results of your previous virus and threat scans, and get the latest protection offered by Windows Defender Antivirus.

Protection History in Windows Security allows you to view the latest protection actions and recommendations.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18035, the Protection history experience in Windows Security has been completely revamped. The new Protection History experience still shows you detections by Windows Defender Antivirus, but it’s now updated to also give more detailed and easier to understand information about threats and available actions. Microsoft has also added Controlled folder access blocks to history, along with any blocks which are made through organizational configuration of Attack Surface Reduction Rules. If you use the Windows Defender Offline scanning tool, any detections it makes will now also show in your history. Additionally, you will see any pending recommendations (red or yellow states from throughout the app) in the history list.

This tutorial will show you how to view your threat Protection History in Windows Security for the latest threat protection actions and recommendations by Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Tamper Protection for Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 18305, Microsoft introduced Tamper Protection.

Tamper Protection is a new setting from Windows Defender Antivirus, available in the Windows Security app, which when on, provides additional protections against changes to key security features, including limiting changes which are not made directly through the Windows Security app.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Tamper Protection for key Windows Defender Antivirus security features in Windows 10.

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How to Turn On or Off Camera and Microphone in Application Guard for Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Microsoft Edge running in Application Guard provides the maximum level of protection from malware and zero day attacks against Windows. Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge is a lightweight virtual machine that helps isolate potentially malicious website activity from reaching your operating systems, apps, and data.

There is no persistence of any cookies or local storage when an Application Guard window is closed in Microsoft Edge.

Three core features of Windows Defender Application Guard:
Isolated Browsing – Windows Defender Application Guard uses the latest virtualization technology to help protect your operating system by creating an isolated environment for your Microsoft Edge session.
Help Safeguard your PC – Windows Defender Application Guard starts up every time you visit a non-work-related site to help keep potentially malicious attacks away from your PC.
Malware Removal – Any websites you visit, files you download, or settings you change while in this isolated environment are deleted when you sign out of Windows, wiping out any potential malware.

Starting with Windows 10 build 18277, Microsoft has an additional toggle that lets users manage access to their camera and microphone while browsing using Application Guard for Microsoft Edge.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off allowing camera and microphone access while browsing in Windows Defender Application Guard for Microsoft Edge for all users in Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.

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How to See All Current Threats in Windows Security for Windows 10

Windows 10 provides the latest antivirus protection with Windows Security. When you start up Windows 10 for the first time, Windows Security is on and actively protecting your device by scanning for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats.

Windows Security uses real-time protection to scan your downloads and the programs you run on your device. Also, Windows Update downloads updates for Windows Security automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.

Virus & threat protection in Windows Security helps you scan for threats on your device. You can also run different types of scans, see the results of your previous virus and threat scans, and get the latest protection offered by Windows Defender Antivirus.

The Current threats area lets you:

  • Scan for potentially harmful threats on your device.
  • See any threats currently on your device.
  • See threats that have been quarantined before they can affect you.
  • See anything identified as a threat that you have allowed to run on your device.
  • See the last time a scan was run on your device and how many files were scanned.
  • Run a specific type of scan.

This tutorial will show you how to see all current threats that need action in Windows Security for your Windows 10 device.

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