In This Chapter
Making Windows Defender work your way
Coping with SmartScreen
Working with UEFI and Secure Boot
Controlling User Account Control
Understanding Windows Firewall
Windows 10, right out of the box, ships with a myriad of security programs, including a handful that you can control.
This chapter looks at the things you can do with the programs on offer: Windows Defender, SmartScreen, UEFI (don’t judge it by its name alone), User Account Control, and Windows Firewall. What you find in this chapter is like a survey of the tip of an iceberg. Even if you don’t change anything, you’ll come away with a better understanding of what’s available, and how the pieces fit together. With a little luck, you’ll also have a better idea of what can go wrong, and how you can fix it.
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