How to protect your computer online with new Windows 11 update

The information on your computer is important, so it's important to keep it safe from security threats.

Question: With all of the new security features in Windows 11, should I still install some form of anti-virus software? And if so, which one?

Answer: Microsoft has definitely stepped up the security features in Windows 11 in response to some of the more prevalent threats that most users will encounter in today’s Internet-concentric world. I covered some of them in a previous column:

Windows Defender, which was once a very basic “better than nothing” security option has improved especially as it pertains to detecting malicious software, but not so much when it comes to detecting things like phishing websites.

If you only use Microsoft’s Edge browser and just care about apps that are available from the Microsoft Store, the S-Mode in Windows 11 locks things down to avoid third-party threats, but it’s not a realistic way to function for many users.