Does Windows 11 Need Antivirus?

As the number of cyber threats increases as does the demand for security software that can effectively guard devices from malware and other types of malicious programs. Some people might be wondering if the built-in features of Windows 11 will be enough to protect their system or if they should install a third-party anti-virus program.

It’s a fair question since Microsoft is a well-known company that has made significant improvements to security features for the operating system. Microsoft is also a bit of an innovator in the tech world as it was among the first companies to require hardware security features like TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot for its systems.

This means that many people could be able of upgrading their existing computers to the most current version of the operating system, and still enjoy enhanced security. While this is great however, it’s important that any cybersecurity measure is not impenetrable. It’s therefore recommended to assess your specific requirements and determine the level of protection you require.

Microsoft Defender, the anti-virus software that comes with Windows has earned a good reputation in the market. Security testing organizations such as AV-TEST have praised its efficiency and efficiency in providing real-time protection for the operating system as well as its users. Some PCWorld staffers choose to use this program in conjunction with a separate malware specific program to provide additional coverage. However, layering multiple applications could make them to compete with each other and hinder their overall effectiveness.