Is Windows Defender enough to remove malware from Windows 10?
Windows 10 is outstanding and shiny, but like other operating systems it is also vulnerable to the attack of malware and viruses.
Like the previous versions of operating system, Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender as the default malware removal tool. Microsoft has already ensured the strength and capacity of Windows 10 Defender in protecting your computer from viruses and malware. It has said that the new Windows Defender in Windows 10 is stronger than any previous versions of Defender. But, now it is time to justify whether Windows Defender is sufficient to protect your computer or not. When you set up Windows 10, you get Windows Defender, that means you need not to install any third party malware protection tool. But is that true?
Microsoft has brought about some changes and added plenty of new features in the latest Windows Defender. In the new version of Windows Defender, there is cloud protection that can prevent malware and viruses from penetrating into your computer.
Now let us talk about the question — is Windows Defender enough to remove malware from Windows 10?
To be honest and frank, the level of protection offered by Windows Defender remains at the baseline that means it is enough for users of a regular day-to-day basis. Windows Defender seems to be fine for mainly those users who occasionally download files from social networks. But if you download a lot of files, say, torrent related files, then there should be doubt in the performance of Windows Defender. In some cases, Windows Defender can miss some ransomwares that can take the whole control over your computer.
As an advanced user, it is wise for you to use a third party anti-virus program. However, if you are a regular user, you can rely on Windows Defender. You can also use the free version of Malwarebytes and Microsoft EMET (Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit) along with the Windows Defender to protect your computer. EMET is a powerful protection tool for IT professionals and it protects your system from all common malware. In addition, to get the proper protection from Windows Defender, you have to configure it properly. Microsoft releases update for Windows Defender on a regular basis. Make sure to get the latest update from Microsoft.
Last of all, you have to believe that no anti-virus software provides you a hundred percent protection from virus and malware. But you can remain in the safe zone by making wise decisions when exploring the internet.