💻-🖥️ Install Antivirus Software
You come across infected USB sticks, email attachments or malware downloads. To protect your device against viruses and malware, we suggest installing antivirus software. Free options will typically offer sufficient protection.
What you should do
There are a number of excellent options for antivirus detection for Windows and macOS, in both the free and paid segments.
If you are looking for a free option, you will forego some of the more advanced features, but can still benefit from the same virus and malware protection as the paid products by using one of the following options
- Kaspersky Security Cloud – Free - best free malware detection
- Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition - best set-it-and-forget-it free protection
Note that the built-in Microsoft Defender also offers adequate protection.