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PC Infected With Malware? Follow These Steps to Protect Your Device Using Windows Security

India.com logo India.com 10-10-2021 support@india.com (India.com News Desk)
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New Delhi: Is your PC infected with malware? Or do you want to digitally clean your computer? Here are some of the steps which can help you to clean your system using Windows inbuilt ''Windows Security.'' The inbuilt security tool will help you to clean the device without any expense.

Earlier, Windows security was known by the name Windows Defender Security Center and the present application looks more like its predecessor. Windows security has the potential to block a total of 99.7 per cent of threats. The new windows security now can compete with Avast and Kaspersky. Microsoft has been promoting the new security inbuilt application, though its hardware configuration is not present in old devices.

To access the security software, you need to follow these steps on old devices.

Click on the Windows security given in the start menu search on the left bottom of the computer screen. Or you can also access it through Settings, followed by Privacy and Security. Later click on Windows security. Now you will be able to check the status of your system. Later click on the option '' Open Windows Security to have full access to the application.

To detect the malware on the PC, you need to follow these steps on Windows11.

  • In order to perform a manual scan, click on ''Windows Security''. From there, click on the ''virus and threat protection'' option.
  • Now click on the option that reads ''Quick scan.'' To have a complete scan of the device, click on the scan options and then click the ''Full scan'' option.'' The full scan is likely to take time.
  • If any malware is detected by Windows scan, then select the start actions options. This will begin the process of removing the virus from the PC.

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