Windows 8.1 tutorial: Battling malicious software with Windows Defender |

Published on 10 Feb 2020 / In Security & Protection Software

If you're connected to the internet, malicious software can be downloaded on your computer without your knowledge, possibly gathering sensitive information or causing damage. Fortunately, Windows 8.1 includes Windows Defender, a malware protection tool. In this tutorial, explore Windows Defender and find out how to perform system scans, stay up to date with virus and spyware protection, adjust Windows Defender settings, and more. Watch more at

This tutorial is a single movie from the Windows 8.1 Essential Training course presented by author David Rivers. The complete course is 5 hours and 3 minutes and explores all the features in Windows 8.1, including gestures, apps, security enhancements, and more.

1. Getting Started
2. File Explorer
3. Windows 8.1 Apps
4. Other Windows Accessories
5. System Settings
6. Devices and Networking
7. Windows Security
8. Printing
9. Troubleshooting and Backing Up

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