Windows Defender is another great Security feature like Windows SmartScreen in Windows 8 Operating System which Protects your Computer from viruses and spyware. Well Windows Defender is a built-in free Antivirus in Windows 8 which automatically provides Real-Time Protection against threats. Windows Defender is also Integrated with the Internet Explorer 10 , and scans all the files you download from the Internet to detect threats. So it is highly recommended to Turn on Windows Defender for keeping your computer safe from Viruses and other threats.
Simple Steps to Follow for Enabling Windows Defender in Windows 8 :
1- First Type Windows Defender on the Search charm from Start Screen and when the Windows Defender App appears Click on it .
3 - Under Settings Check on Turn on real-time protection (recommended) and Click on Save Changes.
4 – Done ! Now you can Click on close.
Scan your PC for Spyware and Viruses :
1 - First go the Windows Defender using search charm from the start screen.
2 – From the Home tab, Select the Quick, Full or Custom Scan option and Click on Scan now .
3 – Now Windows Defender will start Scanning your computer and inform you if any threat detected.
That’s It !