The windows defender is the part of the windows operating system family from last few years. This is the inbuilt malware and spyware security software program. This antimalware and antispyware program is also included in all versions of Windows 10 OS. Many of you might have thought like ‘Is Windows Defender sufficient to protect my PC from external threats?’ Well, I had the same thought before using Windows defender.
The Windows Defender is a security addition to the Windows OS ecosystem. This software works in the background and scans for harmful threats in your PC. Once found, this software takes necessary steps to remove or quarantine viruses. According to Microsoft, the Windows Defender is good enough to remove the external threats and protect your PC. Here is our view on the efficiency of the Windows Defender.
Is Windows Defender Sufficient to Protect your PC?
One of the best features of Windows Defender is its real-time protection. It works in the background and provides real-time protection against viruses and malware. If you connect any external storage device or download any file from the internet, the Windows Defender scans the device or file immediately. If the program finds any threat, it takes adequate actions to remove that threat. All these happen in the background, without disturbing your important work.
The Tamper protection is the unique feature introduced in Dindows Defender. The tamper protection features prevent malware from modifying system registries. The many times malware modifies the system registries, so it can send sensitive information over the internet without any problem. Also, changing the system registries can break your operating system and you may lose your important data too. So, this feature is really awesome in system protection.
This is not the navigational map kind of thing. The long form of MAPS is “Microsoft Active Protection System”. Whenever Windows Defender finds and harmful threat in a PC, the MAPS feature sends the information about the threat to Microsoft team, so they can take immediate action to make strong updates and improve the overall security. The MAPS feature is not enabled by default, but you can manually enable it from “Windows Defender > Settings > MAPS > select Advance Membership”. Enabling MAPS feature is highly recommended by Microsoft.
With all these features, Windows defender is a good alternative for paid antivirus software programs available in the market. But, this software can protect your PC from malware and spyware. Every other threat is not removed by Windows Defender. That is not so good about this security software. If you substitute Windows Defender with any other Antivirus program, you’ll definitely disable it(Most of the antivirus programs have automatic functionality to disable Windows Defender once you install those third party antivirus).
The Windows Defender does its own job of protecting your PC from Malware and Spyware efficiently. But, it is not much effective to get protection from viruses and other types of threats. For better security, it is always better to have another premium antivirus software program installed. Other premium antivirus software programs are capable of protecting your PC from multiple threats and give you complete protection. The Windows Defender is sufficient for you if you have any other antivirus program installed because the Windows Defender works as additional security software for your PC.