Installed in the WIN8 system, still in the use of which anti-virus software and the tangle? Fear of killing soft and Win8 incompatible? Don't worry, this article will answer your questions. The first shining debut is Win8 's own anti-virus software--windows Defender. Yes, you're right, WIN8 does have a built-in antivirus, and you've probably heard another name for it: Microsoft Security Essential (MSE).
There are several ways to open Windows Defender, and you can choose the one that you are most accustomed to. Let's find it step-by-step:
First: Open the computer's Start menu, click the Right button and then click on the lower right corner of the screen "All programs."
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It's easy to find "Windows Defender" in the Windows System application in all the apps ' lists.
The second type: Press the WIN+Q key at the same time, enter defender in the search box, you can see the Windows Defender in the results on the left.
Third: Open the Control Panel, in all Control Panel items, you can also find Windows Defender figure.
▲ Control Panel
After opening Windows Defender, we will find that its interface is very concise, a display icon shows the status of the software now, if it is a check to prove that Windows Defender is protecting your system, The status of real-time protection and the version of virus and spyware definitions are shown below. On the right side of the window, there are quick, full, custom three scan options.
▲windows Defender Interface
Windows defender Update is completely free of us to bother, its update is with WindowsUpdate, whenever there is a new virus definition, the system will automatically update the software. Of course, a minor obsessive compulsive disorder like me always wants to manually see if any new virus definitions are available.
The software will then be networked to detect updates and will be downloaded and installed if a new virus definition is available.
▲ Update information
In the history page, we can clearly see which files have been detected with viruses, and are performing those operations, and Windows defender is also very user-friendly to classify these infected files according to the alert level.
▲ Historical records
In the Settings page, we can see real-time protection, exclude files and locations, the process of exclusion, advanced and other options, settings are not very rich, but as a system with free anti-virus software, can also basically meet the needs of the basic users.
Advanced options, such as scanning removable drives, creating system restore points, and so on, are also available for users to choose from.
▲ Advanced Settings
When Windows Defender detects a virus file in the system, a "detected malicious file" balloon appears in the upper-right corner of the desktop as shown in the following figure, accompanied by a beep. And in the lower right corner, you are prompted to detect potentially unwanted software, and when you click the Bubble, Windows defender also reviews the unwanted software that is detected and performs the appropriate action. For some samples, Windows defender will also prompt you for a sample escalation.
▲ Testing and reporting
When the system detects a virus, we can click to clean up the computer's button to clean up the virus files, for the detection of potentially virus files, we can select the operation of the Drop-down menu to select Quarantine, delete and other options.
▲ Virus Handling Mode
When the operation is successful, the color of the window changes from yellow to green. And the difference between Windows Defender and some anti-virus software is that for some infected files, Windows Defender can fix them, not simply delete, isolate. Although not all of the infected files can be repaired, in this way, the human side of Windows Defender is embodied.
▲ Delete Successful
Now let's take a look at the resource footprint of Windows Defender during the scan. Because the test is carried out in the virtual machine, so the CPU occupancy rate can be directly ignored, the main look at the memory occupancy rate, scanning the average memory footprint of only about 60M, memory control is quite good.
▲ Resource occupancy
When you install a third party antivirus or security software, Windows automatically shuts down Windows Defender (shown below) to avoid the impact of multiple antivirus software on the stability of the system.
▲windows Defender Tips
For ordinary home users, especially for the elders of the family, the WIN8 system comes with the Windows defender+ system with the firewall +uac is enough for your computer to establish a safe line of defense to ensure the security of the system, there is no need to install Third-party anti-virus software.