Does Windows 11 Need Antivirus?

As cyber threats increase and the threat of cyber-attacks increases, so does the need for security software to protect systems from malware and other malicious programs. Some people may wonder whether the built-in features in Windows 11 will be enough to safeguard their devices or do they need to install a third-party anti-virus program.

It’s a fair question since Microsoft is a renowned company for making major improvements when it comes to the security of its operating system. It’s also a pioneer in the field of technology, since it was among the first companies to require hardware security features, such as Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.

This means that many people could be able of upgrading their current computers to the latest version of the operating system, while also benefiting from increased security measures. While this is great however, it’s important to remember that no security measure is invincible. It’s therefore a good idea to examine your particular requirements and choose the appropriate level of protection you require.

Microsoft Defender, the anti-virus solution that comes with Windows, has earned it a respectable reputation in the market. Security testing organizations like AV Test have praised its effectiveness and efficiency at providing real-time security to the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staffers have opted to pair this program with a separate malware specific program to provide more protection. However, layering multiple applications could make them to fight against each other and diminish their overall effectiveness.