Automatically fix Windows security issues

Applies to: Windows 7Windows 8.1Windows 10

Follow these steps to automatically diagnose and repair Windows security problems by turning on UAC, DEP protection, Windows Firewall, and other Windows security options and features.

    • Select the Download button on this page.
    • In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the Windows Security Troubleshooter.

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    • Checks the following Windows security features and enables them if needed
    • Phishing Filter or Smartscreen Filter
    • User Account Control (UAC)
    • Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
    • Windows Firewall
    • Antivirus protection status and updates
    • Windows 7
    • Windows 8
    • Windows 8.1
    • Windows 10