Windows Defender Security Center

What is Windows Defender Security Center?

Windows Defender Security Center is a reliable antivirus solution, that constantly and rapidly scans computers for malicious programs such as viruses, trojans, backdoor programs, worms, dialers etc. It constantly monitors the computer's operating system, and reacts when a malicious program is detected.

Please do not attempt to install on a university owned computer.
All Microsoft Windows 10 computers owned by the university are delivered to their users with Windows Defender Security Center already installed.

How to update the program

Windows Defender Security Center is a self-updating program. However, should you decide to perform a manual update, follow these steps:

  1. Open Windows Defender Security Center by right clicking the   icon in your task bar.
  2. Click the Check for protection updates.
  3. Select Check for updates.

What to do if you think your computer is infected

Run a quick-system scan of your computer:

  1. Right click the  icon in your task bar.
  2. Click Run quick scan
  3. If the scan located threats, you will have an option to select the recommended action. Thereafter, the machine should be free of any potential threats.

To run a full-system scan of your computer

  1. Right click the  icon in your taskbar.
  2. Open the View security dashboard.
  3. On the left tab click Virus & threat protection.

4. Click Run a new advanced scan then select Full scan and Scan now.


Article ID: 76022
Fri 4/12/19 2:57 PM
Wed 8/21/19 8:10 AM
Internal or External