As cyber-attacks increase, so does the demand for security software that protects systems from malware and other malicious programs. Some people might think that the security features in Windows 11 are enough to keep their systems safe or whether they would benefit from installing a third-party antivirus program.
Microsoft is known for making major improvements in the security of its operating system. The company is also a trend setter in the world of tech as it was among the first companies to require hardware security features such as TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot for its systems.
This could mean that users can upgrade their computers to the latest operating system, while enjoying enhanced security measures. These are all commendable efforts, but it is essential to keep in mind that no security measures are infallible. It’s therefore a good idea to evaluate your requirements and determine the level of protection you require.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft Defender, the antivirus software that comes with the operating system, has earned an enviable reputation in the industry over time. Security testing organizations like AV-TEST have praised its performance and efficiency at offering real-time security for the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staffers have opted to combine this program with a separate malware specific program to provide more protection. However, layering too many programs can make them to fight one another and hinder their effectiveness in general.