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Managing Security in Windows 8

Last Updated: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn to manage firewall in Windows 8 and how to use Windows Defender.

Solution

Turn on the Windows Firewall

 

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  1. From the Start screen, move your cursor to the top right corner of the computer screen, or press the Windows + C keys to display the Charm Bar
  2. Click the Search icon.
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Click Settings on the Charm Bar, then enter Firewall in the search field.

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Click Windows Firewall in the search results.

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Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off in the left pane.

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  • Click Turn on Windows Firewall for your private and public network settings. 
  • To disable the Windows Firewall, click Turn off Windows Firewall.
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Click OK to save the settings.

Perform Security Scan with Windows Defender

 

Complete the following steps to use Windows Defender to perform a security scan.

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  1. From the Start screen, move your cursor to the top right corner of the computer screen, or press the Windows + C keys to display the Charm Bar.
  2. Click the Search icon.
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Click Settings on the Charm Bar, then enter Windows Defender in the search field.

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Click Windows Defender in the search results.

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Under Scan Option in the right pane, select Full then click the Scan now button. 

Note: You can also choose Custom Scan to check only certain folders or drives on your PC.


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