Regardless of what the big box salesperson might have tried to sell you during your last PC purchase, one of the best options for virus and general threat protection comes along with Windows 10 for free! For most home and small business uses, EVAN recommends Windows Defender.
This built-in solution automatically scans downloaded programs, is updated regularly, and monitors virus, malware, firewall, and browser status with very little performance impact. It also provides a friendly interface with a simple overview of your system status when you double click the icon in your taskbar:
Keep in mind, the most crucial factor in protecting your computer is not software—it’s you! Windows Defender is great at what it does, but you must remain proactive in securing your data. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind.
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