Does Windows 11 Need Antivirus?

As the number of cyber-attacks grows and so does the need for security software that effectively protects devices from malware and other types of malicious programs. But, some users might wonder if the built-in security features that come with Windows 11 are enough to keep their systems safe or if they’d benefit from using 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 since it was among the first companies to require hardware security features like Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.

This could mean that people can upgrade their computers to the most recent operating system, but still enjoy improved security measures. While these are great but it’s important to keep in mind that any cybersecurity measure is not impenetrable. It’s therefore a good idea to examine your particular requirements and choose the appropriate level of protection you require.

It’s important to note that Microsoft Defender, the antivirus solution that is included with the operating system, has gained an excellent reputation within the industry over time. Security testing companies like AV-TEST have praised its efficiency and efficiency at providing real-time security to the operating system as well as its users. Some PCWorld staffers choose to combine this program with a separate malware specific program to give additional protection. However, layering too many applications can make them fight each other and hinder the effectiveness of their combined efforts.