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A Review of Windows Defender

A free antivirus that provides fair security

Windows Defender is a built-in anti-malware program that comes with every Windows 10 or 11 device. It is rated highly in tests by three independent organizations and has a few key features that help it stand out, like cloud backup and parental controls. It’s not the only way to protect against all threats. Other top antivirus software programs include extra features like a VPN and password manager alongside the full range of device security and malware.

Windows Security Dashboard shows you what your system is doing. Green ticks indicate that everything is in order, while red ticks indicate things that require attention. It’s easy to know the things you need to take care of but navigating the various settings screens can be difficult.

Microsoft Defender offers a range of standard protection features, including real-time scanning and blocking suspicious connections. It can also stop malicious apps from altering the settings of your system and stop malware from launching in running memory. It also gives advice on password changes and account issues. There are under-the-bonnet OS security measures, such as virtualisation and code isolation defenses.

The Windows Security app also includes an information base with solutions for common problems and a search bar should you not find what you require. Community videos are available to show you how to use each feature. Two incidents of technical support are free, and you can pay for more should you need it.

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