If you want cheap, easy-to-use security, you won't do much better than the suite that comes built into Windows 10 and 11. It's also known as Windows Security or Microsoft Defender, and it combines antivirus protection and an firewall, device monitoring and child protection (you can limit what your children are allowed to do online) and many other features.
It also comes with a password management tool along with an anti-phishing tool as well as other features. Its firewall monitors connections to and from the outside and Wi-Fi networks. It also has a menu that allows you to view detailed information about suspicious connections.
In our tests, the program did a good job blocking the majority of fake websites and dangerous downloads. Its reputation-based protection system uses an extensive database on the internet to assign apps and websites reputation scores. Programmes with low scores will be immediately blocked. It also provides protection against exploits. This protects against attacks that try to alter the settings of your computer.
Although it's a good product overall, it's not quite as effective as the malware detection rates of standalone competitors like Norton or Bitdefender. While it does come with a password manager, it does not include other valuable extras like an optimizer for your PC or a VPN. The customer support options are extensive, though it has a huge community as well as extensive FAQs and forums, and a variety of ways to get in touch with a tech specialist via live chat or email.