You’re probably aware of the existence of malicious programs called viruses and the importance of keeping your computer protected from them. Viruses, or malware as they’re also referred to, are often created with the intent of stealing information from your computer, or sometimes just to mess with your computer by erasing important files. If you’re using Windows 8 or later, your PC comes with free antivirus software from Microsoft called Windows Defender. This video shows you how to use this software, and offers additional tips for keeping your computer protected from viruses.
- [Voiceover] You're probably aware of the existence…of malicious programs called viruses and the importance…of keeping your computer protected from them.…Viruses, or malware as they're also referred to,…are often created with the intent…of stealing information from your computer…or sometimes just to mess with your computer…by erasing important files.…If you're using Windows 8 or later,…your PC comes with free anti-virus software…from Microsoft, called Windows Defender.…And if you're on an older version of Windows,…you can download similar, and also free, anti-virus software…by opening up your web browser…and going to Microsoft.com/security_essentials…but I'm on Windows 10, so Windows Defender…is already installed on this machine.…
You can find it by going to the Start menu, to All apps,…scroll down to Windows System,…and here you'll find Windows Defender.…Generally, all anti-virus software programs…function pretty similarly, so even if you use something…other than Microsoft software, you'll get…pretty much the same kind of protection.…
Interested in Mac computers? Check out Garrick's companion course, Computer Literacy for Mac.
- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
7. Web Browsing and Searching
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