Windows Defender, unlike its predecessor, does not include a scheduler. This means many Windows 8 users rely on manual scans. However, you can schedule scans with Windows Defender. Here’s how.
Get more control over Windows Defender by performing custom scans.
You have several options to safely encrypt your Microsoft Office documents. The method described in this tutorial can be used in the Office 2010 and 2013 suites.
Block programs from making outgoing connections ot the internet with this Windows Firewall tutorial.
By editing the Windows Registry, you can add the Scan with Windows Defender option to your right-click menu. This will allow you quick and easy access to the tool any time you want to scan a folder or drive.
Windows Defender can help protect your computer from malware, but only if it is turned on. Learn the simple steps to turn this feature on and off as needed.
BitLocker is available to anyone using Windows 8.1 Pro or Enterprise editions. Learn how to turn on BitLocker using the default settings or use a Group Policy workaround, instead.
If you are looking for a way to protect important files and folders and you have Windows 8, you need look no further. Learn how to use the Encrypting File System and find out about a few advanced options you may wish to use, as well.
When you upgrade to Windows 8.1 the system automatically uses an online Microsoft account. However, if you would prefer your system not be linked to the cloud (which has some security concerns), follow these steps to set up a local account.
With the new age of tablets and SSD hard drives, some of the old recommended maintenance routines no longer apply to Windows 8. Here’s what you need to know to maintain a healthy Windows 8 system including whether or not to defrag, working with memory and hard drive space.