View Windows Security Protection History in Windows 11

How to View Windows Security Protection History in Windows 11

Windows 10 offers a whole new experience in terms of security protection. For some time, this operating system users had to rely on third-party tools and other potentially unreliable methods to get a history of their system\’s protection.

That is, until the release of Windows 11, which came with an all-new and improved Security Protection History page, that can be used to inspect your system\’s security against unwanted threats, viruses, malware, etc. 

The Windows Security Protection History is a log of the actions that have been taken to protect Windows. The log is generated each time that a user selects the \”App History\” tab in the Action Center, which will display a record of all security events and repairs performed on an individual system over the last few days.

In this blog post, you\’ll find out how to view your Windows security protection history in Windows 11, in order to know when it was last scanned, and be able to schedule a scan at any time in the near future.

View Windows Security Protection History via Windows Security App

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Follow the next-mentioned steps in order to get the job done in no time. Here is what needs to be done:

  1. First, launch the \”Start Menu\” on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Next, inside the search field, type in the following string i.e., \”Windows Security\”. 
  3. After that, from the options appearing, click on the one labeled \”Windows Security\”. 
  4. Now, from the opened window, click on the option named \”Protection History\”. It will be present among the options on the left-hand side of the screen.
  5. Next, you will see an option labeled \”Filter\”. It will be right next to the title i.e., \”All Recent Items\”. You may filter the options by ‘Recommendation’, ‘Quarantined Items’, ‘Cleaned Items’, ‘Blocked Actions’, or ‘Severity’ of the threat.  

That\’s it! With this, you have successfully viewed the windows security protection history via the windows security app.

Note: In case you wish to allow a blocked activity, click on the tile and then proceed with clicking on the ‘Action’ button. Then, hit on the ‘Allow’ button.

View Windows Security Protection History via PowerShell

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If you are a tech-savvy person, you can also use Windows PowerShell in order to view Windows Security Protection. Just follow the below-mentioned steps, and you are good to go.

  1. First, open the \”Start Menu\” on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Next, inside the search field, type in the following string i.e., \”Terminal\”. 
  3. After that, from the options appearing, right-click on the one labeled \”Terminal\”.
  4. Now, from the context menu that appears, click on the option i.e., \”Run as Administrator\”.
  5. Next, a prompt will appear on your screen titled \”User Account Control\”, asking for the admin privileges. Here, click on the \”Yes\” button.
  6. After that, you will see that the PowerShell will be successfully launched on your PC screen. 
  7. Now, type in the following command i.e., \”Get-MpThreat\” inside the terminal window. Then, proceed with pressing the \”Enter\” key on your keyboard. This will execute the command on your machine, and display the history of all threats.
  8. Next, if you desire to have a look at only the active and prior malware detections, then type in the following command i.e., \”Get-MpThreatDetection\” inside the terminal. Then, hit the \”Enter\” key for its successful execution. That\’s all!

Note: If the command i.e., \”Get-MpThreat\” returns no list/value, it simply depicts that there is no protection history. This could be due to a third-party antivirus like Avast, installed on your system that manages your device’s real-time protection.

See also: How to Remove Search Box From Windows 11 Desktop

Conclusion

If you\’re interested in viewing your Windows security protection history, it\’s easy to do in Windows 11. Just follow the steps outlined in this article and you\’ll be able to view a list of all the malware and other threats that have been quarantined by your security software.

You can see a summary of all the security events that have occurred on your PC, such as which items have been segregated, restored, or allowed, as well as when they took place. This information can be really helpful in troubleshooting potential issues and is a great way to quickly check if there have been any recent security breaches or other suspicious activity.

Have you performed this task before reading this article? Whether you are successful in doing it or not? Which method did you use to go through this process? Have our explained ways worked for you?

If you have done this priorly, share your experience with us in the comments section below. You are also free to ask any questions or queries you have in your mind that are bothering you. We will appreciate it and try to answer them in the best possible manner.

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