Securing your Windows 10 PC could soon be easier than ever
Keeping your Windows 10 security online is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a new release from Microsoft.
The company has revealed an all-new protection hub that will allow PC users to keep on top of all the security needs.
Microsoft says that the new Windows Defender Security Centre will ensure that, "you are protected by default and continuously protected."
The service will play a key part in protecting devices running the new Windows 10 Creators Update, launching later this year.
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Microsoft wrote in a blog post that, “Security threats are some of the leading concerns our customers have with technology today and that’s why we’ve built Windows 10 to be the most secure version of Windows ever.”
It says that the launch of the new service will make it easier to understand what security is in place on your device, and provide an easy way to monitor and adjust everything that protects your device.
The new hub will also be able to quickly and simply show a range of information on the health and performance of your device, letting you easily spot if there are any issues that may have been caused by a hack.
The new service will provide a central hub for Windows 10 security protection
Microsoft says that the new platform includes five main ‘pillars’ of protection to ensure your device remains secure.
These include virus and threat protection, which stops malware from attacking your device, as well as checking on your existing third-party security offerings. If it detects your subscription has expired, the service will fire up Windows Defender Antivirus to make sure you are still protected.
Also included is firewall and network protection, which will help you spot any online or network issues, as well as ‘family options’, where you can set parental controls over your children’s online activities.
Lastly, there’s ‘app and browser control’, which will make sure you don’t end up downloading any harmful programs, files or apps from the internet.
The new service is available to try out now, if you are a member of the Windows Insider program.
If not, Windows Defender Security Centre will launch with the Windows 10 Creators Update, which is expected to be revealed in April.
The launch should bring a wide selection of improvements and upgrades, but could also herald a whole new bombardment of adverts to its users – which could pose a major security risk.
A recent report found that the updated version of the Share tool now included an option to download third-party software to their device.
Several major Windows apps and services already come with similar promotions, including the Start Menu and lock screen.