Windows security system is built-in anti-virus software that allows you to avoid the penetration and spread of malicious programs on your computer
Although effective, Windows built-in protection is not ideal, so some users may find that the antivirus has removed important data, mistaking it for a potential threat. Below we will explain the main ways to recover lost information remotely protected by the OS.
In the built-in security settings, the user will be able to disable, enable or configure Windows Defender to suit his needs.
Important! We strongly recommend you not to disable the system protection for a long period of time. It should be done only before installing third-party anti-virus software to avoid conflicts between two protection systems.
In order to get to the menu of manual control of the built-in Windows protection it is necessary:
Step 1: Click on “Start” and select “Settings” icon in the window that opens.
Step 2: In the settings menu that opens, go to “Update and Security”
Step 3: In the next window, select “Windows Defender” and click on the button “Open Windows Defender”
Step 1: Enter the “Security Center” in the way described above, and then select the item with the shield emblem “Viruses and threats protection”
Step 2: In the window that opens, select the “Protection history”
Step 3: The window that opens shows all the threats that have been placed in the quarantine zone. Suspicious files can be deleted or restored in this window.Old version:
While in the Windows Security Center, you can set exceptions for specific files. The data recorded in the exemptions will not be checked by the built-in security system and can be used as usual.
That’s what it takes:
Step 1: As in the previous paragraph, open the “Viruses and threats protection” box, then in the next window, click on the “Manage Settings” button located under the “Viruses and other threats protection settings” box.
Step 2: In the window that opens, drop to the bottom of the settings and go to “Add or remove exceptions”
Step 3: In this menu, you can select exceptions for files by clicking the “Add an exceptions” button.