As cyber-attacks increase and the threat of cyber-attacks increases, so does the need for security software that can protect devices from malware and other harmful programs. Some people may wonder whether the built-in features in Windows 11 will be enough to protect their systems or the need to install an additional anti-virus software from a third-party.
Microsoft is known to make major improvements in the security of its operating system. It’s also a leader 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 users can upgrade their PCs to the most recent operating system, while enjoying more secure measures. While these are good, it’s important to note that any cybersecurity measure is not impenetrable. It’s essential to identify the level of protection you need by assessing your needs.
It is worth noting that Microsoft Defender, the antivirus solution that is included with the operating system, has gained an excellent reputation in the field over time. It has been acknowledged by security testing organizations like AV-TEST for its efficiency and effectiveness in providing real-time protection for the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staffers opt to combine this program with a separate malware-specific program to provide additional coverage. However, layering too many applications can make them fight each other and diminish their effectiveness overall.