Keep your PC protected and secure with these Microsoft tips

For most of us, our laptops or desktops are where we store valuable information – whether for work or personal. This is simply one of the reasons why we need to ensure our computers are secure.

Are you using Microsoft Office 365? Try these 5 tips to keep your information safe:

1. Protect your PC with regular security scans

To help protect your PC from security threats, select Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Security. Select Virus & threat protection, and then select Quick scan to scan your PC and find out if anything needs your attention.

2. Sign in with a smile using Windows Hello

You can unlock your computer with your face. Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. You’ll see a Windows Hello Face option if your PC supports it. Set it up to sign in with a glance.

3. Lock your PC in a second

Help keep your PC safe by quickly locking it when you step away. Simply press the Windows logo key + L before you walk away from it.

4. Automatically lock your PC with your phone

Pair your phone and PC using Bluetooth, then select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Select the check box under Dynamic lock, and then take your phone and walk away.

5. Regularly check your privacy settings

Your privacy matters, so make sure everything is set up the way you want it. Select Start > Settings > Privacy to review your settings.

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