Does Windows 11 Need Antivirus?

As the number of cyber-attacks grows increasing, so does the need for security software that protects devices from malware and other types of malicious programs. However, some people may be wondering if the security features in Windows 11 are enough to ensure their systems are safe or whether they would benefit from installing a third party antivirus program.

Microsoft is known for making significant improvements to the security of its operating system. It is also a leader in the technology industry because it was one of the first companies to require hardware security features, such as Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.

This means that a lot of people could be able of upgrading their existing computers to the latest version of the operating system, while also benefiting from increased security measures. These are all admirable efforts however, it is important to remember that no security measures are infallible. It’s crucial to determine the level of protection you require by assessing your needs.

It’s important to note that Microsoft Defender, the antivirus software that comes with the operating system, has earned a positive reputation in the industry over time. Security testing organizations like AV-TEST have praised its effectiveness and efficiency in offering real-time security for the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staffers have opted to use this program in conjunction with a separate malware specific program to give additional protection. However, combining multiple applications could make them to fight against each other and decrease the effectiveness of their combined efforts.

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