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Windows Defender is Never Enough - MiniTool Tips

Windows Defender has been used for quite a long time, but you still raise the question: Is Windows Defender enough to protect my PC? You can read this article with this question. A specific introduction to Windows Defender and other solutions to protect your PC will be showed to you in the article.

Users' natural choice for antivirus software always goes to Windows Defender. Nowadays, cyber security is becoming an obvious issue for both individuals and companies.

Once private information and firm’s secret information leak, things will become extraordinarily terrible. If that happens, you will feel that you’re exposed to the public, while companies lose their money-making chances.

Whether Windows Defender is good enough or not has been discussing continuously. 

What Windows Defender Can Do

Windows Defender is an integrated antivirus program that is built-in operating system. It is extremely easy-to-use and you even don’t have to install it.

Its interface is relatively simple, and it has little impact on other operations when running it in backstage. 

In addition, Windows Defender is able to find malicious programs and potential threats besides collecting threats samples from your machines. It is able to recognize and prevent malicious websites in Internet Explorer & Edge and scan e-mail attachments even if they are received by Microsoft Outlook.

Windows Defender offers four scan types: full scan, quick scan, custom scan and Windows defender offline scan. You can choose one scan option from the four types according to your demand.

The Windows Defender Security Center enables you to check security and privacy tools easily. You are able to find and manage your, system monitoring tools, parental controls and Windows Defender on one interface.

Windows Defender is Never Enough

Windows Defender can resolve many of your problems, but not all of them, and sometimes it may affect your operation. For example, Windows Defender will prevent your third-party safe programs from running automatically in order to avoid software conflict.

Furthermore, it has some limits on its own as well.

The most obvious one is that Windows Defender has a bad performance on checking malicious software. Even worse, some malware cannot be detected by it at all.

Though its well-known malware detection condition has improved a lot in recent years, it is still not ideal as expected.

What’s more, it is also tricky when the custom scan beyond the default settings. In addition, it has difficulty in keeping up with other browsers except Internet Explorer and Edge, which means Google and Mozilla Firefox can’t get a high degree of protection like its native counterpart.

To Use Windows Defender

After opening the Windows Defender, choose a scan option and click Scan Now. Then the program will scan automatically.

If you have other demands, just follow the responding options to carry on. In summary, it is quite easy to operate.

How to Protect Your PC

Is Windows Defender enough? According to the above description, you may be aware that only Windows Defender cannot protect your PC from dangers. You need other methods to keep your PC safe.

Here are some pieces of advice on Windows 10 antivirus for you. You can choose one according to your practical demand.

Solution 1: Install Reliable Antivirus Software

Comparing different kinds of antivirus software in advance can help you decrease some problems when installing. Alternatively, you type the best antivirus software 2019, Windows Defender antivirus, or other words like that in Google search blanket and you can find many pages about free antivirus software.

Just choose one to protect your computer.

Solution 2: Use Firewall

Firewall is considered as the first line of cyber security. It is a network security system located between the internal and external network, allowing or banning data entering or leaving the network or computer according to security rules just like a filter.

Turning on firewall is very simple in Windows. Type control panel in the search window, then click the control panel to open it.

Then, choose System and Security in the pop-up page to get the next page. Click Windows Defender Firewall in the System and Security page.

Solution 3: Update to the Latest Windows

Click Update & Security to check whether your computer is the latest operating system in Settings. The updates can help you repair certain kinds of irregularities in your system that may increase the risk of threats entering computer.

It is an alternative for you. 


Solution 4: Avoid Opening Unknown Emails

A stranger or a person you’re not familiar with may send you an unknown email or website, claiming you will get a big prize. The email or website may include some malware or virus.

If you open it, you may be a target of hacking and phishing scams.

Be vigilant to those unknown emails to decrease the risk of virus entering your computer. 

Solution 5: Make a Backup

You can try to make a backup in advance in case you lose data because of virus attack besides the above methods. The operating system, disks, files, folders and partitions in Windows 10/8/7 all can be backed up with the free backup software - MiniTool ShadowMaker.

You can download MiniTool ShadowMaker Trial Edition to back up your data to prevent your data from missing.

Step 1: After downloading, launch MiniTool ShadowMaker. Click Connect in Local blanket to get its main interface.


Step 2: Click Backup in the main page to back up the data.


Step 3: In general, the system reserved partition and C drive will be chosen by default.

Of course, you are allowed to choose the disk/partition/ file/folder you want to back up. Here, you should choose files as backup source to avoid losing data.

Directly click the Source blanket to choose backup source.



Step 4: Similarly, the backup destination will be selected automatically by the program. If you don’t want to backup the data in the arranged destination, just click the Destination to choose one place as the backup destination.  


Step 5: After selecting the backup source and destination, you are able to start to back up. Here are two choices: Back up Now and Back up Later.

If you click Back up Now, the program will carry out the operation immediately. However, if you choose Back up Later, the program will not execute the pending operation until you click Back up Now in the Manage page.


Windows Defender cannot do all things in protecting your software and data safe, but with methods mentioned in this post, you can do it better with the Windows own guard.

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