Top Windows Questions I Get Asked As An IT Professional

Dom Kwolczak (Tech With Dom)
6 min readJul 1, 2022

Something that many of you may not know about me is that I work in the IT field as an engineer so I think it’s safe to say that I know my way around the Windows operating system. Because of my job title, I get a lot of people asking me Windows-related questions personally.

I thought that it would be a great idea to summarise some of the most common questions I get asked in an article to reach a wider audience. As always, if you have any questions, fire them in the comments and I’ll try my best to answer them.

What Antivirus Software Do You Recommend?

One of the most common questions I get asked is about what Antivirus software I recommend for Windows. I get asked this question so often, that I had time to perfect an answer, but the answer depends on a number of circumstances such as whether you are buying as a business or for a home.

If it’s for home use then Windows Defender is more than capable of being your solution. It’s strong, built by Microsoft and it has been recommended as a top product by the independent antivirus test institute.

If you are buying for business, I would recommend a more business-suitable antivirus solution such as Sophos.

On the other hand, if you are after more of a feature-packed security solution, which includes features such as website advisers which will show you if a website is dodgy before even clicking it and other features. There are paid alternatives available, such as Bitdefender Total Security.

Windows Defender is more than capable of being a reliable solution, but you have to remember that it’s just a basic program, therefore, I would recommend downloading and installing Malwarebytes and setting it to free on-demand mode and using it every so often. It will provide that extra layer of security.

Do you Recommend Upgrading To Windows 11?

It’s very easy for me to say yes, but that would be a very vague answer, especially as I don’t know what device you are planning to use it on. I mean, not all devices are compatible with the system, particularly if it’s an older computer or laptop.

Dom Kwolczak (Tech With Dom)

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