Windows 10 was launched in July 2015 in a context infused with talks about security and privacy. As online safety became a priority for an important group of users (often key opinion leaders), Microsoft turned this into a selling point. Windows 10 was boldly described as "the most secure Windows ever".

But is it really so?

With Windows 10, Microsoft changed their outlook on how the OS was built and how it would be updated. The company decided that the new OS would be an "operating system-as-a-service", which means it will get ongoing updates, both feature and security-related.

Today, we're sharing more on security in Windows 10. Windows 10 has more built-in security protections to help safeguard you against viruses, phishing, and malware, it's the most secure Windows ever. New features are now delivered through automatic updates, helping you to stay current and your system to feel fresh, so you're free to do.

Source: Security in Windows 10

While it got mostly positive reviews for new features, user interface, integrations and more, Windows 10 also generated some security and especially some privacy concerns.

If you're a Windows 10 user or plan to upgrade soon, you've come to the right place to find out what you need to do to achieve enhanced data protection.

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This Windows 10 security guide is meant to help you understand what's new about this OS, how you can adjust your security and privacy settings for maximum protection available and which apps can increase your safety.

If you're looking for a resource that has all the advice and details you need, then this guide is it!