One of the most important concerns people have with technology
is security threats. All operating systems at some point face
security threats. Windows 10 is the most secure Windows out
there. It comes with built-in security features which
provide protection from viruses and malware. It also provides
secure authentication using Windows Hello Facial Recognition or
FingerPrint scanning. It also gets monthly security updates
To make it easier for its users to access these features,
Microsoft introduced Windows Defender Security Center with the
Windows 10 Creators Update. If your PC is running on Windows 10
Creators Update or later, you can find Windows Defender
Security Center in your app list.
Windows Defender Security Center gets renamed to Windows
With Windows 10 Redstone 5, Microsoft is renaming Windows
Defender Security Center to Windows Security. Other than the
name change Microsoft will also bring some changes to it.
Microsoft said, “We’re also bringing some changes to how we
present threats and actions that need your attention, and we’re
continuing to refine that over the coming months.”
Windows Security will provide security in five key aspects
similar to Windows Defender Security Center.
Virus and threat protection: This is where
Windows Defender Antivirus is used. It comes with Windows 10
out of the box, and it could display all your scan results
about any possible threats. Windows Defender is getting more
and more capable up to the point which casual users won’t even
need a third-party antivirus.
Device performance & health: This will show you
information about Windows updates, storage, battery life and
driver information. There is also an option to ‘Start fresh’
which will remove all the applications that you have installed,
and will finally give you a clean install of Windows. You can
choose to keep all your personal files and some Windows
settings. This option will also bring performance improvements.
Firewall & network protection: This provides
information about all network connections and also Windows
Firewall settings that are turned on. It also provides an
option to go to Network and Internet Troubleshooter.
App & browser control: It provides the tool to
adjust SmartScreen settings for apps and browsers which helps
you to keep your system secure by warning you about harmful
websites, apps and files from the internet.
Family options: It provides information about
parental controls, and also your kid’s online activities. It
can also provide information about the health and safety of all
While a simple name change may not sound as much of a big deal,
Windows Defender Security Center rebrand could be a
part of the firm’s future plans for Windows 10.