As the number of cyber threats grows as does the demand for security software that effectively protects devices from malware and other forms of malicious software. But, some users might be unsure if the built-in security features of Windows 11 are enough to protect their devices or if they could benefit from installing a third-party antivirus program.
It’s a valid question, as Microsoft is a renowned company for making major improvements when it comes to the operating system’s security. It’s also a leader in the tech industry since it was among the first companies to require hardware security features like Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
This means that a lot of people might be able upgrade their current computers to the latest version of the operating system, while enjoying increased security measures. These are all commendable efforts, but it is important to remember that no security measures are infallible. It’s essential to decide on the level of protection you need by assessing your needs.
Microsoft Defender, the anti-virus software that comes with Windows, has earned it a respectable reputation in the market. It has been praised by security testing organizations such as AV Test for its effectiveness and efficiency in providing real-time protection for the operating system as well as its users. Some PCWorld staff members prefer to pair it with a separate malware-specific application to provide additional protection But overlapping multiple security programs could cause them to compete with each other and cancel out their overall effectiveness.