Firewalls and antivirus software can help protect computers from hackers.

Windows Defender Antivirus provides more and better protection

s: I understand that Windows Defender Antivirus gives Windows users the same basic protection you get from other free antivirus programs like Avast Free Edition and AVG Free Edition. Is this true?

– Earl F. Location not mentioned

a: Windows Defender Antivirus (known as Windows Defender in the past) is a perfectly capable antivirus for Windows computers.

Is it an alternative to other free threat blocking versions, such as the aforementioned AVG Free Edition and Avast Free Edition? Yes and no, but it also depends on your computing environment and what you like to do with your system.

If you remember, Windows Defender started as a piece of additional software that came pre-installed on Windows PCs. Initially, it served as a second-level, on-demand scanning system to detect basic malware — and frankly, it wasn’t very good at the job.

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