In This Chapter
Quick security checklist — do’s and don’ts
Getting the lowdown on malware
Understanding how Windows Defender works
Scanning for rootkits via Windows Defender Offline
Deciphering your browser’s cryptic security signs
Windows 8 was the first version of Windows to ship with a complete antivirus/anti-spy/anti-malware package baked right into the product. Windows 10 brings along all those goodies — and they’re more than enough for just about anybody except spies and organizations that have ticked off Anonymous.
On the other hand, you need to hold up your end of the bargain by not doing anything, uh, questionable. I wanted to say “stupid,” but some of the tricks the scummeisters ...