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I use the laptop for general purposes, does I need to install anti-virus or windows defender is enough?

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It is a matter of personal choice.  Microsoft will obviously tell you the Windows Defender (now called  Windows Security) is adequate while the major antivirus/antimalware will tell you theirs is better.  Here is a quote from the Microsoft site:

Windows 10 includes Windows Security, which provides the latest antivirus protection. Your device will be actively protected from the moment you start Windows 10. Windows Security continually scans for malware (malicious software), viruses, and security threats. In addition to this real-time protection, updates are downloaded automatically to help keep your device safe and protect it from threats.


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