A Review of Windows Defender

If you’re looking to find a simple low-cost security system and you’re looking for a low-cost security solution, the suite built into Windows 10 or 11 is a great option. It’s also known as Windows Security or Microsoft Defender and it comes with security against viruses, the ability to monitor devices, a firewall, kid protection (you can limit what your children are allowed to do online) as well as other features.

In addition to the standard malware detection, prevention and neutralization capabilities, it comes with an anti-phishing password manager and a password manager tools. Its firewall will monitor all connections, both outbound and outbound including Wi-Fi networks. It also has an option that allows you to see detailed information on suspicious connections.

In our tests, the software performed well enough in blocking phishing websites, as well as dangerous downloads. Its reputation-based system of security utilizes a massive database to assign website and app reputation scores. Applications with low scores are immediately blocked. It also provides exploit protection, which protects against attacks attempting to alter the settings of your computer.

It’s good in general however it doesn’t have the malware detection rates that standalone competitors such as Norton and Bitdefender do. It does include an account manager for passwords, but it isn’t equipped with other useful features like a PC optimizer or VPN. The options for customer support are extensive. There’s a vast community with detailed FAQs and forums as well as a variety of ways to reach an expert tech support via live chat or email.


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