Have you ever noticed there is a little warning sign on the Windows Security icon in your System Tray? If so, have you ever checked and see why?
Clicking it opens up the Windows Security app that usually will tell you why. There are 5 categories that you need to pass to get a green check on your security bardge.
- Virus & threat protection – by default, Windows Defender is one that comes with Windows 10 that gets you protected.
- Account protection – about your account, whether it’s local, domain-joined, on cloud based like Microsoft account.
- Firewall & network protection
- Apps & browser control
- Device security
If Windows 10 sees any issues with any of those categories, it will show a warning sign on the icon in the system tray.
In my case, it’s the App & browser control that I didn’t turn on.
So what does this App & browser control do and hele anyway?
It offers 3 more advanced protection on your day-to-day work.
It provides 4 ways to protect your device from malicious or potentially unwanted apps, files, and websites.
- Check apps and files
- SmartScreen for Microsoft Edge
- Potentially unwanted app blocking
- SmartScreen for Microsoft apps
Running Microsoft Edge in an isolated browsing environment to better protect your device and data from malware.
You will need to install the Microsoft Defender Application Guard feature to be able to use it.
Clicking the Install Defender Application Guard link opens up the windows Features dialog window. Check Microsoft Defender Application Guard and click OK to get it installed.
It’s a security built into Windows 10 to help protect your device against attacks. It’s already set up by default out of the box. But there are a number of settings that you adjust too.
All in all, these are greatly enhanced features that provide more protection on your Windows system. You should check and take the most advantage of almost all of them. A safely guarded computer system will give you peace of mind on your daily work or enjoyment.