Yes, Windows does have its own antivirus software installed as the Virus & threat protection
. It is the part of Windows Security in Windows 10 or Windows 11. It provides solid basic protection to your PC.
To check if Windows antivirus is running in the background or chenge settings, you have to go the:Settings
> Update & security
> Windows Security
> Virus & threat protection
If you need to make a quick scan, full scan or custom scan of your system, click on Scan options
To check if Windows antivirus is enabled and if it is running in the background, click on Manage settings
. The Real-time protection helps find and stop malware from installing or running on your device.