Topic outline

  • General

    Windows desktop:
    Security and privacy

    This course is for anyone with a Windows desktop computer who wishes to learn more about its security and privacy features.

    We show you where to find these features and how to use them to help keep your computer and personal information safe. You'll learn how to sign in securely, lock your computer when you're not using it, and how to keep your software up-to-date.

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your computer, installed with the Windows 10 operating system. Page 5 of our handy printable guide shows you how to do this.
    • Approximately 15 minutes to watch the video.
    • Alternatively, you might like to print and follow the steps in our course guide. You can find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    When you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.