Windows 10 devices come with a variety of security tools to help you secure your computer. Windows Security (formerly Microsoft Defender) provides malware and antivirus protection, as well as firewall and security settings.

Its real-time antimalware Core isolation, Hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help you protect yourself from many kinds of threats, and without slowing down your computer. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device health and performance, control your account security and the options for signing in to your device and much more.

Even if you’ve got the most secure passwords and other security measures in place, it’s possible for malware to slip into your system and cause issues. It’s essential to regularly back up your data and upgrade your operating system. Windows 10 comes with a variety of backup tools as well as cloud storage services, which make it easy to safeguard your files.

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to backup regularly your system, and restore it in case of emergency. It’s also worth looking into cloud-based backup tools, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other enterprise backup tools.

Limiting access to your device is crucial. You must ensure that no user has administrator privileges. This will stop any person who is using your computer from making major changes that could expose your data to risk. You can accomplish this by setting up separate Standard accounts, or by limiting access to the device using Parental Controls.