Microsoft’s built-in antivirus program, now called Windows Security, doesn’t require a subscription or installation, so it offers a great deal of value at no cost. The product is incredibly well-regarded by the world’s leading AV testing labs and delivers solid malware protection without impacting system performance. It also includes a number of useful extras, such as security against ransomware and a password manager. However, it lacks some essential features found in more expensive antivirus software, and isn’t among the most user-friendly options.

The virus and threat protection module provides quick scans, full scans and custom scans. It also has an offline scan mode that is designed to eliminate even the most difficult threats. The firewall and network security module is fairly easy to navigate, although it’s not as comprehensive than its competitors. The biggest drawback, however it is that it’s only available on Windows devices therefore if you’re looking to protect a Mac or Android phone, you’ll need to find a different solution.

Family options include parental controls and the capability to monitor the health of the devices in your family. There’s a password manager that is hidden within the Edge browser and can sync to your other devices. The downside is that you aren’t able to manage the features directly from the app and need to use a browser to manage them.

Contrary to the majority of antivirus software it doesn’t connect into the Windows kernel, a practice that can open new attack surfaces for black hats. It could possibly cause instability to your operating system. Additionally, it offers an effective behavioural detection feature and helps users avoid accidentally downloading malicious files.

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