How To Enable Microsoft Defender Alongside Third-Party Antivirus Software

Windows 10 Extra Antivirus & Malware Protection

This Windows 10 tutorial will show you how to enable Windows Defender on your PC if you already have other antivirus software installed.

You can keep using your current antivirus software on your PC and also have Microsoft Defender Antivirus checking your Windows 10 PC periodically for threats.

This is very easy to do and is great as it will give your Windows 10 PC double the protection so you can feel safer when doing things such as browsing the web, using apps, or downloading things. 

Microsoft Defender is built in to Windows 10 Security so there is no need to download anything.

To enable Windows Defender do the following: 

1. Type in Security in Windows search bar (bottom left-hand corner of the screen) 

2. Open Windows Security by clicking on it

3. Click on ‘Virus and Threat Protection(tab on left hand side) 

4. Click on Windows Defender Antivirus Options > Turn ‘Periodic Scanning ‘ to on 

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You will now be protected by Windows Defender and your own Antivirus Software. 

Check out the video tutorial below on How To Enable Windows Defender On Your PC if you are getting stuck:

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