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How to activate Windows Defender | Antivirus

Windows Defender is the Microsoft system native antivirus and is enabled by default on the Windows 10 PC. However, for some reason, real-time protection may be disabled. Thus, the software will not be able to identify threats in files downloaded from the Internet or pen drives connected to the computer, for example.

In the following tutorial, check out how to enable Windows Defender real-time protection on your Windows 10 computer. The procedure was performed in May 1903, but the tips also apply to previous editions of the Microsoft system.

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Learn how to enable Windows Defender protection on Windows 10 Photo: Play / Helito BeggioraLearn how to enable Windows Defender protection on Windows 10 Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Learn how to enable Windows Defender protection on Windows 10 Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

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Step 1. Open Windows Defender. To do this, simply click on the application icon, left of the system clock;

Open Windows Defender on Windows 10 Photo: Play / Helito BeggioraOpen Windows Defender on Windows 10 Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Open Windows Defender on Windows 10 Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. If the program is not running, search for "Windows security" in the search and open the first result;

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Search for Windows Defender Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Finally, just click on the "Activate" button.

Enabling Windows Defender Protection Photo: Play / Helito BeggioraEnabling Windows Defender Protection Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Enabling Windows Defender Protection Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora

Ready! Take advantage of the tips to enable Windows Defender real-time protection and keep your PC safe.

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