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This page describes the process of turning on Windows Defender (Anti-Virus) on a PC computer. Windows Defender can help protect your computer from viruses and other unwanted malware or ransomware that can try to steal your computer data, personal identifiable information and/or monitor computer activity.
If you believe your computer may have been infected by a computer virus, malware or ransomware, please contact the IT Helpdesk by email at email@example.com, by phone at 562.903.4740 or by coming to the Helpdesk in Tech Commons on middle-level of the Library.
|Step||What to do||How to do it|
Click on the Windows key.
|2||Search for and selectWindows Securityfrom the search results.|
|3||Ensure the Virus & threat protection section has a green check mark and says, "No action needed."|
If the Virus & threat protection option has a red circle with an x and says, "Turn on" your antivirus is disabled will need to turned on.
Note: If you need to turn on Windows Defender, it, it may be wise to run a Quick scan from the Virus & threat protection page to ensure your computer is clean.
How to Turn On Windows Defender: