A Review of Windows Defender
A free antivirus offering fair security
Windows Defender is a built-in anti-malware program that comes with every Windows 10 or 11 device. It has been tested conducted by three independent companies and has several key features to make it stand out, such as cloud backup and parental controls. It’s not a complete solution for protection against all threats, but. There are other top antivirus software packages that offer extras like password managers and VPN in addition to a broad range of device protection and malware.
Windows Security Dashboard shows you the performance of your system. Green ticks signify that everything is running smoothly and red ticks are a sign of things that require attention. The Windows Security dashboard is easy to use, however, navigating through the different settings screens could be a bit confusing.
Microsoft Defender includes a number of protection options that are standard including real-time scans, as well as blocking suspicious connections. It also blocks malicious apps from altering system settings and preventing malware from launching from running memory. It can also give you advice regarding password changes and account issues. There are some under-the-bonnet OS security measures like virtualisation-based hardware and code isolation defences.
Windows Security also has a knowledge base that provides solutions to common issues, as well as a search engine in case you are unable to find the information you’re seeking. Community videos are available to help you understand how to make the most of each feature. Two technical support sessions are included for free and can purchase additional support when needed.