Quick Answer: Is Virus Protection Necessary

Virus protection is still pretty necessary since it can help you prevent your computer or laptop from virus attacks, malware, and other threats. But in addition to using virus protection, you can also ensure all-around protection for your PC. For example, you can use a powerful tool like EaseUS Todo Backup.

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Updated by Daisy on Jul 20, 2023
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  1. 1. Is Virus Protection Still Necessary
  2. 2. How to Choose the Best Virus Protection for You 
  3. 3. Related Guide: Ensure An All-Round Protection for Your PC  (With an Efficient Tool!)
  4. 4. FAQs About Virus Protection

Virus protection has long been a common problem for computer users. So, is it necessary?

The internet and the online world, in general, are filled with spyware activity. While the security of websites and other platforms has increased exceedingly over the years, spam, malware, and other stuff of the sort still skip past security sometimes. Therefore, virus protection over the years has become a common commodity among computer users. 

If you don't use anti-virus protection, your PC may be exposed to many risks. It's a common trait of a virus to slow down computers, and they can leak your important or personal data, such as passwords or pictures. 

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Is Virus Protection Still Necessary

Virus protection is more necessary than ever before. As mentioned before, many websites and online platforms have increased their security. However, that does not guarantee your computer safety from 90% of the web, including your emails.

Furthermore, installing third-party programs or games downloaded from untrusted websites can always bring viruses to your computer. That's why it's a common trait of operation systems to feature built-in anti-virus software.

However, if you're disabling the in-built anti-virus program or not seeking help from a third-party tool, then you may risk a few problems such as:

  • Loss of data and productivity
  • Lowered or bottlenecked performance
  • The inability of the computer to execute simple tasks
  • Risking personal information leaks
  • Risking your accounts being hacked

If you don't use a dependable anti-virus program, you can risk your computer from going through one or all of these troubles.

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Windows 11 is updated with a slew of new features in data security that provide enhanced user protection at the hardware level. 

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How to Choose the Best Virus Protection for You 

Choosing the best anti-virus program is not a problem for people anymore as most computers have their own inbuilt virus protection system provided by their operating systems. Since the most common operating systems today are Windows and Mac, they have their protection too.

The two most common anti-virus programs in computers and macs today include:

These two common anti-virus programs have become the protectors from viruses for a common user. However, if you're looking for extra protection, then you can always go for a third-party tool, as long as they are:

  • Reliable in virus detection, removal, and protection from attacks
  • Compatible with your software and hardware - so no performance is affected
  • Performance of the anti-virus itself

To explain the last point, it's important that your anti-virus doesn't hog the performance of your computer. Meanwhile, it must deliver a good performance by ensuring thorough protection of your computer and personal data from spyware and malware attacks.

Related Guide: Ensure An All-Round Protection for Your PC 

The thing with virus protection is that it's only a part of protecting your PC, and even the most capable anti-viruses can still fail when faced with some malware or spyware. That's why protecting your data must be your priority by creating important data backups.

That's why you need a tool like EaseUS Todo Backup to ensure the safety and security of your data and important files. This efficient tool allows you to create backups of your necessary files. But, if a virus can attack your computer, how exactly will this help your computer?

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It has a remarkable feature called Security Zone. This amazing feature can help you create a separate partition that you can only access after providing a password. This feature creates an encrypted backup that no type of malicious program can access.

You can follow the steps below to use this efficient tool:

Step 1. Select Backup Contents

On the main window, click the big question mark button to select backup contents. You can choose to back up individual files, entire disk or partition, operating system and mails. 

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Step 2. Select Security Zone as Backup Destination

While selecting backup destination, you can see the Security Zone option. Click Security Zone and use it as a backup destination.

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However, if you're first to use the Security Zone function, EaseUS Todo Backup will guide you to create one. Click "Create Security Zone".

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Choose a partition with enough free space for your backups and then click "Continue".

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You can adjust the partition size for the security zone. Click "Create" to get it done. 

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Step 3. Execute the backup task

Click "Backup Now" to start the backup process. Your backups of OS, files, drives and mails in the security zone will be fully protected from being seen or destroyed by virus, ransomeware and trojan. 

FAQs About Virus Protection

1. Is virus protection a waste of money? 

Depending on your need, you may not require third-party anti-virus software, as Windows Defender or XProtect might be enough for you. However, you do need to back up your data with the help of a tool like EaseUS Todo Backup.

2. Do I really need an anti-virus for Windows 10/11?

Windows Defender is an efficient anti-virus program. However, suppose your computer is an environment more susceptible to virus attacks and malware, i.e., a lot of use of external drives. In that case, a third-party tool might be necessary.

3. Is anti-virus necessary if I don't use the Internet?

Whether you use the Internet or not, malicious threats can still enter your computer through programs or external drives. But, in this case, a tool like Windows Defender will be enough.

4. Do I need anti-virus software if I have Windows Defender?

If your computer is only used for personal use or gaming, then you may not need another program as Windows Defender is quite efficient. However, we suggest backing up your data with a tool like EaseUS Todo Backup to ensure the safety of personal material.

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Updated by Daisy

Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Written by Jean

Jean has been working as a professional website editor for quite a long time. Her articles focus on topics of computer backup, data security tips, data recovery, and disk partitioning. Also, she writes many guides and tutorials on PC hardware & software troubleshooting. She keeps two lovely parrots and likes making vlogs of pets. With experience in video recording and video editing, she starts writing blogs on multimedia topics now.

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