As cyber threats increase and the threat of cyber-attacks increases, so does the need for security software to safeguard devices from malware and other malicious programs. However, some people may think that the security features that come with Windows 11 are enough to ensure their systems are safe or if they could benefit from installing a third party antivirus program.

Microsoft is known for making significant improvements to the security of its operating system. It’s also a leader in the technology industry since it was among the first companies to require hardware security features like Secure Boot and TPM 2.0.

This means that many people could be able to upgrade their existing computers to the most recent version of the operating system, while enjoying increased security measures. These are all commendable efforts but it’s important to remember that not all security measures are infallible. It’s important to determine the level of security you require by evaluating your needs.

It is worth noting that Microsoft Defender, the antivirus solution that is included with the operating system, has gained an enviable reputation in the industry over time. It has been highly praised by security testing companies like AV-TEST due to its effectiveness and efficiency in providing real-time protection to the operating system and its users. Some PCWorld staffers choose to pair this program with a separate malware specific program to offer additional protection. However, combining too many programs can make them to fight against each other and hinder their overall effectiveness.