Does Windows 11 Need Antivirus?

As cyber threats increase as do the demands for security software to safeguard systems from malware and other malicious programs. Some people may wonder whether the built-in features of Windows 11 will be enough to protect their system or if they should install an anti-virus program from a third party.

Microsoft is known for its major improvements in the security of its operating system. It’s also a leader in the technology industry because it was among the first companies to need hardware security features like Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.

This means that many users can upgrade their PCs to the latest operating system and still enjoy improved security measures. While these are commendable but it’s important to keep in mind that no security measure is invincible. It is crucial to determine the level of protection you need by assessing your needs.

It’s worth noting that Microsoft Defender, the antivirus solution that comes with the operating system, has gained an enviable reputation in the market over time. Security testing companies like AV-TEST have praised its efficacy and efficiency at providing real-time protection for the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staff members opt to combine it with a malware-specific program for additional coverage, but layering too many security tools can make them fight each other and cancel out their overall effectiveness.

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