Why Your Windows Still Needs Antivirus
Over the years, Microsoft has added several improvements security-wise to its Windows operating system. There’s the downloadable Microsoft Security Essentials. Then there’s the Windows Defender which comes built-in with Windows 8, 8.1, and more recently, Windows 10 . Under such circumstances, it’s easy for Windows users to assume they are well-protected and don’t need a dedicated antivirus software to protect their PC(s).
But unfortunately, this can be a very wrong assumption. Especially considering the rapidly changing cybersecurity threat landscape of today.
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Let’s take a look at three reasons why your Windows Operating System still needs a dedicated antivirus package.
Windows Popularity Will Always Be Its Curse:Windows, as we all know, is the most popular OS among PC users. And therefore (not surprisingly) the most popular target among the hacking community as well. This is not going to change any time soon. So PC users have to accept the fact that Windows will continue facing its share of security threats, and users should be prepared to take the appropriate (which means the best) security measures accordingly.
Windows Security Offers Only Bare Minimum Protection:Which means it’s something PC users can use in case they opt out of antivirus packages (which, we assure you, would be a very unwise thing to do). Windows security is not exactly an alternative to antivirus packages but something which can be used as the final line of defense for your PC in the absence of them.
Microsoft itself agrees with this opinion and it reflects well in Holly Stewart’s (senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center) statement to the Dennis Technology Labs, where she said that Microsoft security products only pursue a “baseline strategy.”
And PC users like you very well know that bare minimum is not enough when it comes to tackling the modern-day security threats. All the more reason for you to opt for a dedicated antivirus package.
- Security Experts Don’t Recommend Windows Security: Microsoft forayed into the antivirus industry only in November 2008, and therefore it’s tough to consider Microsoft over other prominent figures which have been around for a long time. Moreover, security experts such as AV Comparatives and AV-Test haven’t really provided a decent ranking for Windows Security products. And we all know how good ranking is important for antivirus products.
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