If you’re looking for an easy, low-cost security solution, the suite that is included in Windows 10 or 11 is a great option. Also called Microsoft Defender or Windows Security that combines antivirus protection with firewalls and device performance monitoring kid protection online (you can set the permissions for what your kids can do on their computer and other devices) and many other features.
Apart from the standard malware detection, prevention and neutralization capabilities, it also includes an anti-phishing password manager and a password manager tools. The firewall will monitor all connections, both outbound and outbound and even Wi-Fi networks. It also has an option to allow you to look up the details of suspicious connections.
In our tests, the program did a good enough job blocking the majority of phishing websites and dangerous downloads. The reputation-based protection system it uses is an extensive database on the internet to assign websites and apps reputation scores. Applications with low scores are blocked automatically. In addition it also provides security against exploits to guard against attacks that attempt to alter the settings of your computer.
While it’s good overall, it doesn’t have the malware detection rates of standalone competitors such as Norton or Bitdefender. It does have a password manager but it doesn’t have other useful extras such as a PC optimizer or VPN. The support options for customers are extensive, however it has a large community, extensive FAQs and forums, and a variety of methods to get in contact with tech experts via live chat or email.