Updating windows defender
In Windows 10, Windows Defender settings are controlled by the Settings app, and the Settings button opens the Settings app.
In the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, toast notifications appear to announce the results of a scan, even if no viruses are found. While the original GIANT Anti Spyware supported older Windows versions, support for the Windows 9x line of operating systems was later dropped.
The attack, which the BBC reports is locking down computers and demanding a ransom of 0 (£230) in Bitcoin, is reportedly related to National Security Agency (NSA) hacking tools that were leaked by a group known as The Shadow Brokers earlier this year.
The particular vulnerability exploited by the hack was previously patched by Microsoft in March, but it seems businesses and other organizations affected by today's attack haven't yet installed the patch.
It included a number of real-time security agents that monitored several common areas of Windows for changes which might have been caused by spyware.
It also included the ability to easily remove installed Active X software.
It featured the program's new name and a significant user interface redesign.
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows Defender was superseded by Microsoft Security Essentials, an antivirus product from Microsoft which provided protection against a wider range of malware.
At the 2005 RSA Security conference, Chief Software Architect and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, announced that Windows Defender (which was known as Microsoft Anti Spyware prior to November 4, 2005) would be made available free of charge to all validly licensed Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 users to help secure their systems against the increasing malware threat.