The first thing that one should do one you buy a new computer or replace the operating system is to ensure that you protect it from viruses. For those using, windows operating systems, it has an inbuilt antivirus program. It is known as Windows defender. The program is mainly available for those using windows 7 and above. For computer techs it is an easy task running the program. It is however not that simple for others. There are some simple guidance steps that one may use to activate, install and run the program. The steps include;
Step 1; Find the program or application
The simplest way of doing this by searching for the program from the start menu. Apart from that, you can press the windows key and Q key simultaneously from your keyboard to launch the search function. This method mainly works in Windows 8 and windows 8.1. In the search bar, type the word defender. On the search results click on windows defender. In the case that the program is already active and functional you it will open up and allow you to edit some of the security settings. On the other hand if it is off you will see a greeting dialogue box.
On the search results click on windows defender. In the case that the program is already active and functional you it will open up and allow you to edit some of the security settings. On the other hand if it is off you will see a greeting dialogue box.
Step 2; Activating and running the program
In the case that the program is off, search for the action center. You can still find the program from the search function that you used in the first step or by simply using the start menu method.
Open the action center where you will be able to see details of your security settings. The virus and spyware protection will state that your windows defender is currently off. Just click the option that allows you to turn on the program.
Step 3; Update the program
Once the program opens up set the desired and ensure that you update the program. To learn more on how to update Windows defender ensure that you visit http://www.wikihow.com/Access-Windows-Defender-in-Windows-8.
Once you are able to follow this steps you will be able to easily turn on your Windows defender program. It is important to always update the program so as to be fully protected.