Previously, Windows used to keep on reminding you to install an antivirus if you didn’t have one. Then Microsoft decided to release a free antivirus, Microsoft Security Essentials, during the Windows 7 era, and with Windows 8, it came built into the OS as Windows Defender.
Microsoft kept Windows Defender as part of Windows with the release of Windows 10, and these days, PC users running OS will never get such notifications as being requested to install an antivirus. That is not to say you will not get any notification about antivirus. If you go for a while without connecting to the internet and allowing the inbuilt antivirus (or any other third-party antivirus) to update itself, you will still get the notification.
How good or bad is Windows Defender, and should I use it?
Truthfully, Windows Defender started off as a weakling among the antivirus ranking. The antivirus consistently fell behind other third-party antivirus programs across multiple third-party reviews. However, Microsoft has been working on the program, and it is safe to say that other antivirus programs like Avira and Avast don’t have a much wide gap from …read more