If you own an Windows 10 device, your operating system is already equipped with several security tools that can help you secure your PC. Windows Security, formerly known as Microsoft Defender, provides antivirus and malware protection, a firewall, and security settings to keep you safe.

Its real-time antimalware, Core isolation and hardware-level features (like Secure Boot and the security processor) can help protect yourself from various types of malware, without slowing down your system. Windows Security also lets you monitor your device health and performance, manage your account security and sign-in options for your device, and more.

Even if you’ve got most secure passwords and other security measures in place, it’s still possible for malware to sneak into your system and cause problems. This is why it’s essential to backup your data and keep your operating system updated. Windows 10 comes with a number of backup tools, including cloud storage services, that allow you to easily protect your files.

Windows Backup, File History or Recovery Drives can be used to regularly backup your system, and then restore it in the event of an emergency. It’s also worthwhile to consider cloud-based backup tools, such as OneDrive and Google Drive, as well as other backup tools designed for enterprises.

Restricting access to your device is essential. Make sure no user is granted Administrator access. This will prevent anyone who makes use of your computer to make major changes that may expose your data to risk. You can accomplish this by creating individual Standard accounts or by restricting access to your device by using Parental Controls.