Is third party virus protection software required in Windows 10?

Does Windows 10 do virus protection or is third party software needed>

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What Anti-Virus should I install for Windows 10?

You don't need to install any Anti-Virus program, because you already have one which is Windows Defender. It protects you against Virus, Worm, Trojan, Spyware, Adware and other malicious programs same as what Microsoft Security Essentials is doing in Windows Vista and Windows 7.

I would also suggest you to refer to the below link:

How can I help protect my PC from viruses?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/how-protect-pc-from-viruses

(Applies to Windows 10 as well)

Hope this information helps and let us know the status of the issue we will be glad to help you further.

Regards,
Yaseer.

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Last updated August 10, 2020 Views 675 Applies to: