A Review of Windows Defender
A free antivirus that gives fair security
Windows Defender is an anti-malware program that is integrated into every Windows 10 and 11 device. It scored well in tests conducted by three independent organisations and comes with a few key features that make it stand out. These include cloud backup and parental control. It’s not the only solution to defend against all dangers. There are other top antivirus software packages that include extras such as password management and VPN along with a wide range of device and malware protection.
Windows Security Dashboard shows you what your system is doing. The green ticks mean that everything is working fine and red ticks are a sign of things that require attention. It’s easy to determine what you need to do however, navigating the various settings screens can be difficult.
Microsoft Defender comes with a range of standard protection features, including real-time scanning and blocking suspicious connections. It can also block malicious programs from changing settings on your system and block malware from launching in running memory. It also gives suggestions on changes to passwords and account issues. There are other OS security features, such as code isolation, virtualisation and hardware protections.
Windows Security also has a knowledgebase that offers solutions to most common issues, and the ability to search for information if you can’t find what you are looking for. Community videos are available to teach you how to make the most of every feature. You will receive two hours of technical support for free and you can also purchase more if you require.