As the number of cyber threats grows and so does the need for security software that protects devices from malware and other types of malicious software. Some people might be unsure if the built-in security features in Windows 11 are enough to ensure their systems are safe or if they’d benefit from installing a third party antivirus program.
It’s a legitimate question considering that Microsoft is known for making major improvements when it comes to the operating system’s security. It’s also a leading company in the tech industry as it was one of the first companies to require hardware security features, such as Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.
This could mean that a lot of users can upgrade their computers to the most recent operating system, but still enjoy improved security measures. While these are good, it’s important to note that no security measure is invincible. It’s therefore a good idea to examine your particular requirements and determine the appropriate level of security you require.
Microsoft Defender, the anti-virus software that comes with Windows, has earned a reputable reputation in the field. Security testing organizations such as AV-TEST have praised its effectiveness and efficiency in offering real-time security for the operating system as well as its users. Some PCWorld staff members choose to join it with a malware-specific program for additional coverage But overlapping too many security tools can cause them to compete with each other and diminish their overall effectiveness.