REASONS WHY YOU NEED
ANTIVIRUS FOR WINDOWS 10 PC
The term antivirus has become so ingrained in technology
culture that almost everyone is familiar with its meaning.
Chances are you have a Windows 10 PC and are wondering if
you still need it. After all, Windows 10 is the most advanced
and secure desktop operating system to date. The short and
simple answer is yes, and we're going to explore five reasons
why an antivirus is still a necessity.
1. Microsoft itself ships Windows 10 with a built-in
The most obvious reason why antivirus software is still
necessary for most users is Windows Defender. Yes, even
Microsoft, the company behind the Windows operating system
that currently runs on more than 1.5 billion PCs, began
integrating a basic antivirus solution with the release of
Windows Vista in 2006.
A decade later, things haven't changed much, except for the
explosion of security threats. Today we have hundreds of
millions of new PCs that ship each year with Windows
Defender as an integral part of Windows 10, which comes pre-
installed on many of these devices. Provides a basic layer of
security until you install your own antivirus.
To top it all, many PC manufacturers include a third-party
security solution from antivirus companies. However, this is
not ideal for everyone. Many of these pre-installed solutions
come in the form of an "extended trial version" that leaves
users unprotected after expiration, unlike Windows Defender,
which is a free solution.
2. An antivirus can be used to easily configure security
If you're running the latest version of Windows 10, you can
use the new Windows Defender Security Center to do more
than just scan for viruses. Additional features include Device
Health and Performance, Network Protection and Firewall,
Browser and Application Control, and Family Options.
The Windows Defender Security Center can provide you with
additional tools, which is good enough for a free tool, but not
enough when it comes to traditional paid third-pa