Eight Easy Steps to Secure Your Microsoft Window 10
operating systemYou don’t have to be a nerd to know things, and securing your Windows 10 PC is certainly one among them. But, for that one has to understand the problems with Windows 10 in the first place. What problems plague it? Thankfully, it is not hard to tackle these issues and you don’t need a PhD to accomplish that either. Here is how to go about it.
- The Problems with Windows 10
A simple fact is that Microsoft Windows is the only and the most common operating system before smartphones arrived. And, considering non-mobile OS, Microsoft Windows 10 is still the most commonly used operating system. It is simply magnanimous and in decades of development, it has also been injected with malware and loopholes, unintentionally.
This is the reason it has always been under attack by people designing malware and others that can bypass Windows 10 security. It is the biggest most profitable business because Windows 10 is like no other. There have been zero-day threats to Windows 10 users and many arising from Windows 10 update too.
To tackle all these types of problems, here is what to do.
- Enable Bitlocker
It is absolutely necessary that you must enable disk encryption. Though this is a feature in all Windows, close to no one uses it, resulting in their files being corrupted frequently. Currently, Windows 10 Enterprise has it, but Home doesn’t. To secure your Windows, you need encryption. Then, keep your recovery key securely on a USB or something.
- Always Employ ‘Local’ Log-In Account
If you use your local login account and not Windows to log into your screen, it makes it easier to access all your devices and still keep the main admin account safe. Usually, people don’t like these things and simply use the default Windows login. These credentials can be easily compromised when you’re online, so using local logins are best.
- Enable ‘Controlled Folder Access’
This is an effective way to minimize the damage caused by ransomware and your files are left safe. This prevents full access in case you are still using Windows log-in.
- Using ‘Windows Hello’
Although many think of it as a fancy thing, this is a security device. To open it using your face recognition to login instead of passwords makes it impossible to compromise your credentials by hackers. Using a fingerprint is safer than a password as it cannot be stolen remotely. Also, you can have pins for backup but use ‘Hello’ primarily.
- Use ‘Windows Defender’ Primarily
The use of Windows Defender makes the system slower, as many claims, but it also makes it secure. The current versions are as good as any paid antivirus and you can save all that money using the inbuilt defender system that comes with your Windows 10.
Windows 10 is a secure system when you enable all the measures or most of them.
Many things will be time-consuming at times.
Using Windows 10 security systems are a great way to have all the benefits and convenience of using Windows without falling prey to frequent malware and ransomware attacks.