As cyber-attacks increase, so does the demand for security software to safeguard 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 if they’d benefit from using a third-party antivirus program.

Microsoft is known to make significant improvements to the security of its operating system. The company is also a trend-setter in the world of technology and was among the first companies to require hardware security features such as TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot for its systems.

This means that many could be able of upgrading their existing devices to the most recent version of the operating system, while enjoying increased security measures. These are all admirable efforts, but it is important to remember that no cybersecurity measures are impenetrable. It is crucial to identify the level of protection you require by evaluating your requirements.

Microsoft Defender, the anti-virus software that comes with Windows, has earned it a respectable reputation in the business. It has been acknowledged by security testing organizations like AV-TEST for its efficiency and effectiveness in delivering real-time protection to the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staffers prefer to join this program with a separate malware-specific program to offer additional protection. However, layering too many applications can make them to fight one another and hinder their effectiveness in general.