Activate Window Defender (Windows 10)

How to activate Windows Defender

If Windows Defender is not turned on, please follow these steps to enable it:

  1. From the Task Bar, click on the search button.
  2. Type windows defender and select the app.
  3. Click on the button Open Windows Defender Security Center.
  4. To enable it on, click on the Turn on button.
  5. If you have a message from User Account Control (UAC), click on the Yes to allow it.


Not sure if Windows Defender is enabled?

  1. To know if Windows Defender is active, click on the Virus & threat protection menu.
    Then, click on Virus & threat protection settings.
  2. Windows Defender is enabled.


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