01 August 2020

How to Install Latest Updates and Check for Virus, Malware, Adware ? | Speed Up your Computer

Speed Up Windows PC Tip # 8 : How to Install Latest Updates and Check for Virus, Malware, Adware

Till now we have discussed 7 tips to speed up your PC. In the segment "Adopting and Applying Best Practices", I am going to tell you about two important aspects to speed up your computer. 

  1. Install Latest Updates.
  2. Check for Virus, Malware, Adware, etc

In the segment, "Adopting and Applying Best Practices" to speed up your computer, I hope you have already adopted below best practices. If not done, please do it immediately. 

How to Install Latest Updates (Windows 10)?

When the Windows 10 Update is ready for your device, it will be available to download from the Windows Update page in Settings. There are options to install it immediately or schedule for later updates. Choose a time that works best for you to download the update. Windows updates need rebooting of your device. Therefore, you need to select a suitable time as per your convenience. Windows updates are very important for security reasons, bug fixes, new features, or performance boost. First, you need to check whether windows updates are available for your PC or not?

How to Check for Windows Updates

  • Step 1:-  Click on Start How to Check for Windows Updates
  • Step 2: Click on Settings  (Gear Icon)
  • Step 3:-Click on Update & Security
  • Step 4:- Click on Windows Update
  • Step 5:- Click on Check for updates.
  • Step 6:- If updates are available, install it, or schedule it. 
  • Note:- If version 2004 isn't offered automatically through Check for updates, you can get it manually through the Update Assistant.

How to Check for Virus, Malware or Adware

  • Step 1:- Write Security in Search Option near Start Button.

    How to Check for Virus, Malware or Adware

  • Step 2:- Select Windows Security.

  • Step 3:- Select Virus & Threat Protection

  • Step 4:- Press Quick Scan Button.

  • Step 5:- Manage Setting

  • Step 6:- Keep Real-Time Protection and Cloud Deliverable Protection option ON.

  • Carry out Deep Scan at least on a monthly basis "Select Windows Defender Offline scan" This takes appx 15 minutes to scan your system, However, it depends upon the size of your hard disk and data availability. 

View the results of your scanView the results of your scan

 
  • Step 1:- Write "security" in the search option.
  • Step 2:- Select Windows Security.

  • Step 3:- Select Virus & Threat Protection

  • Step 4:- Click on Protection History
  • Step 5:- Look for any virus, Malware, or threat cleaned by Windows defender.

Note:- The Windows Defender Offline scan will automatically detect and remove or quarantine malware.

 

Conclusion: The security scenario must always remain updated with the latest updates. Regularly you should scan your system as well. Modern-day electronic warfare is creating a huge amount of threats to our systems. We must secure ourselves. Update and Scan your system regularly. With this, we are finishing "Adopting Best Practices" for Speeding up your PC.

NEXT TIP: Fine-Tuning of Your PCs Configuration

 

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How to Install Latest Updates and Check for Virus, Malware, Adware ? | Speed Up your Computer

Till now we have discussed 7 tips to speed up your PC. In the segment "Adopting and Applying Best Practices", I am going to tell y...