Windows Defender is why you have been had
I know this will be depressing to some people, but if you have been paying for an antivirus on a Windows 10 computer over the past few years, then you are an absolute sucker. The last time that we bought an antivirus for any of our machines at NetworkBees was…never! And don’t even think that we have been using one of those clunky, “free,” antiviruses that slow down computers so much that it almost makes you feel like throwing the entire thing onto the nearest wall. These so called free antimalware programs are designed to entice you into paying for the “full” set of features, many of which you have probably never even heard of. So, what have we been using on our computers? Which antivirus can you use instead of paid antiviruses during the course of the year 2019? Here is why you should use Windows Defender;
Simply Use Windows Defender in 2019
The best antivirus that you will be able to get anywhere out there is, as it turns out, the one that comes already installed on your Windows 10 computer? For those that are not in the know, we are talking here about Windows Defender.
Do I have to pay for Windows Defender?
No. Windows Defender comes absolutely free of charge. You do not have to pay any amount to be able to use it.
Which threats does Windows Defender protect against?
Windows Defender is designed to offer real time protection on your computer against a wide range of threats;
- Other threats
Built in Antimalware
Windows Defender comes build into every computer. Yet not many people are aware of the fact. In fact, you may be one of those people who have been buying antiviruses all along. Well, the truth of the matter is that you have been had. You have just been throwing your money down the drain. That was money well wasted. If you think we are just rubbing it in, well, yes we are!
Are other antiviruses bad?
Understand this, we are not saying that other antiviruses out there are bad. In fact, most of them do a good job of protecting your PC. We have even endorsed a number of them on this blog, and you can check out some of them in the article in the provided link.
What we are saying is that you do not need to spend money on an antimalware program on a Windows 10 program. All that you need to do is make sure that Windows Defender, which comes native on all Windows 10 computers, is active.
Do I need to install Windows Defender?
No, you do not need to install Windows Defender on your computer. As we have already mentioned, Windows Defender comes already installed on your computer.
Do I need to activate Windows Defender?
No. Windows Defender automatically begins protecting your computer as soon as you get it online. All that you need to do is ensure that it is updated regularly, as is the case with any other antivirus.
What happens when I install another antivirus on my computer?
Windows Defender automatically switches off the moment you install another antivirus on your computer.
When was Windows Defender Introduced?
Windows Defender has been around for some time. In fact, it dates back to the days of Windows XP, when it was put forward as a downloadable free anti-spyware.
What’s so great about Windows Defender?
The following are some of the things that we like the most about Windows Defender;
- If is free
- It completely protects your computer
- It does not slow down your computer. You won’t even notice that it’s there.
- Windows Defender does not come with annoying ads
That’s it. If your antivirus has expired and you are looking to buy another antivirus, don’t! Simply uninstall the antivirus that’s on your computer and begin using Windows Defender. If you have been using this program all along, what do you think? Feel free to leave a comment in the section below.