List Antivirus Software Recommended By Microsoft For Windows - Windows Basics


Sunday, September 11, 2022

List Antivirus Software Recommended By Microsoft For Windows

As you all know, Windows is the most popular operating system for computers in the world today. Therefore, it is always targeted by hackers and cybercriminals. Since its launch until now, Windows has always been the target of attacks of computer viruses, malware...

Therefore, in addition to Microsoft Defender antivirus software developed by Microsoft itself and built into Windows, there are antivirus software provided by third parties.

Out of the multitude of third-party antivirus software, only a few are recommended by Microsoft itself for their Windows operating system...

"Hackers and scammers sometimes use fake antivirus software to trick you into installing viruses or malicious code on your computer. If you want to explore alternatives to built-in antivirus software of Microsoft, you can refer to the products of reputable security companies listed below," Microsoft said.

"These companies offer consumer Windows-compatible security software. If you want an enterprise solution, please contact the security company of your choice."

List Antivirus software recommended by Microsoft

Note: This list is sorted randomly, not by product quality.

  • Kaspesky
  • Bitdefender
  • McAfee
  • ESET
  • F-Secure
  • Arcabit
  • Avast
  • K7 Computing
  • Malwarebytes
  • G DATA
  • NortonLifeLock
  • Trend Micro
  • Lenovo
  • AhnLab
  • Faronics

It can be said that almost all the big names in the security industry have been on the list above

Some important notes

Before proceeding to install third-party antivirus software for your computer, you should note the following.

Firstly, you should only download anti-virus software from the official website of the company or from reliable sources.

Second, if possible, buy an anti-virus software license, and if not, using the free version or returning to use Microsoft Defender is enough to ensure safety. Absolutely say no to cracking software copyright, especially anti-virus software copyright crack.

Third, when installing third-party antivirus software, Microsoft Defender will be disabled.

Fourth, before installing third-party anti-virus software, please check if there is any other anti-virus software on your computer (besides Microsoft Defender). If so, please remove the antivirus software before installing new antivirus software because the Windows system may conflict if two different antivirus software exist.

Fifth, some of the anti-virus software on the list above may not support your version of Windows or may not be available in your market, country or region.

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