Do you need antivirus for Windows 11 and does Windows 11 PC & Laptop come with antivirus

Windows 11 is the latest OS by Microsoft corporation that will power up the devices including PC and Laptops across the globe. With the globe connectivity over internet, devices are getting more vulnerable to the virus attacks. Keeping antivirus is a necessity but do you need additional software for Windows 11 devices. Let us find it out in the below article.

Do you need antivirus for Windows 11

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Does Windows 11 come with antivirus software?

Yes, It does come with Windows Defender. Microsoft Windows has had virus protection for many years, and with Windows 11 it is even stronger than ever.

If your laptop or PC didn’t come with any other antivirus software pre-installed then Windows Defender will already be protecting your system. So, there is no need to install other software.

Features of Windows defender

The Windows Defender, will offer protection against :

  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Viruses

Additionally, it scans a user’s email, internet browser, cloud, and apps for the above cyberthreats.

Limitations of Windows 11 free antivirus that makes you purchase additional antivirus

There are few limitations of Microsoft Defender. The defender lacks endpoint protection and response, as well as automated investigation and remediation, so more antivirus software is necessary. That can come in the form of either Microsoft’s Defender for Endpoint or another third-party antivirus software for Windows.

Here is the step by step article to help you turn on or turn off the Windows defender on your PC

Way of checking the Status Icons

Just like a traffic light, Microsoft shows status icons that indicate safety levels. Here’s what they mean:

  1. Green Light: Protected PC. No recommendations
  2. Yellow Light: Has safety recommendations.
  3. Red Light: Needs immediate attention.

Way of Scanning Malware using Windows defender

  1. Go to File Explorer -> Right-click on the item -> Select Scan With Microsoft Defender.

If you have any questions, you can drop down your comments below

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