Windows 10’s April 2018 Update: What’s new in Windows Defender Security Center


Windows 10 is one of the best desktop operating systems out there. Windows 10 has been through a number of software updates since the launch day to offer a better user experience. Last month, Microsoft officially released Windows 10’s April 2018 Update following months of beta testing. The update comes with a lot of new features while revamping the existing ones.

With Windows 10’s April 2018 update, Microsoft redesigned its Windows Defender Security Center, offering users more ways to protect their personal data from the prying eyes. The update also introduces two new sections to improve the security in Windows 10. In the section below, we will help you discover all the new changes in the Windows Defender Security Center.

Before we begin, note that the Windows 10’s April 2018 Update is now available worldwide. And you can get the update via the Update section in Windows 10’s Settings app.

  1. Home

The Windows Defender Security Center is the gathering place that houses all your security options, including Windows Defender, Firewall & network protection, Device performance, and more. Microsoft has been adding new changes and features to its Security Center since the launch day to protect your device from malware and ransom attacks.

In the Windows 10’s April 2018 Update, Microsoft added a Home page that allows you to see a glimpse of your security options. Open the Windows Defender Security Center on your device, and you should see multiple security options and their status. From here, you can quickly scan your computer or turn on/off Firewall.

  1. Virus and threat protection

In Windows 10’s April 2018 update, the virus and threat protection page receives some changes. Microsoft renamed the Scan History section to Threat history, while the Quick scan has also got a new name “Scan now”. Microsoft’s move aims to make the page more intuitive for users worldwide.

Besides, the “Advanced scan” link is now labeled “Run a new advanced scan”, allowing users to run a complete scan of their computer. One of the biggest changes in the virus and threat protection page lies in a new Ransomware protection option at the bottom.

As the name implies, the new option protects your files against threats like ransomware. Besides, users will be able to restore your files if an attack strikes. Once you are in, you can turn on the switch for Controlled folder access to prevent your files from unauthorized changes.

  1. Account protection

With Windows 10’s April 2018 update, the Windows Defender Security Center receives a new page called Account Protection. The page allows users to configure Windows Hello using your fingerprint, face recognition or PIN.

In reality, Windows Hello is new to Windows 10, offering a new way to sign in to your Window 10 devices. Windows Hello now works with most Windows 10-based PCs with fingerprint readers.

  1. Device security

In the update, Windows 10 gets a new page called Device Security. The page offers a glimpse of the security features linked to your device. Core Isolation is a handy feature that offers virtualization-based security to protect your computer from the prying eyes.

Memory Integrity is a handy option that prevents attacks from inserting malicious code into the high-security process.

  1. Settings

In the Windows 10’s April 2018 update, the Settings page receives a slight change. You now have more options to protect your device. Under the “Windows Defender Antivirus notifications,” there are now three new security options. Account protection notifications made its debut under virus & threat protection settings.

 You can turn on the switch for account protection notifications to make sure you receive notifications if something goes wrong with Dynamic Lock.

  1. Windows Defender Application Guard

Windows Defender Application Guard is a new security option for Windows 10 users. The feature was initially released for Window 10 Enterprise. With the April Update, Microsoft is finally making it an essential part of Windows 10 Pro.

Basically, the feature aims to prevent internet malware and zero-day attacks from infecting your computer. Besides, you can quickly boost your device’s performance, allowing for a smooth experience.

The Windows 10’s April 2018 update introduces a lot of little things that help you improve your experience. With the update, Microsoft poured a lot of love into the security options in an attempt to protect your device from the malware and ransomware attacks.

Windows 10 will receive more updates in the coming months. Tech experts say that Microsoft has been working on a lot of new things for its own OS for years.

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