@Lee: great to hear...i was beginning to think i was the only one here that thought Windows Defender was fine to use by itself without the need for any other virus protector (free or paid)....
not recent news, but...
Anti-virus pioneer Alan Solomon thinks anti-virus is dead. He uses Linux instead | War on Error | Techworld
BTW Windows Defender does not work by itself - it also has the Malicious Software Removal Tool to deal with running threats as well as manage anti-piracy measures - unless it is disabled by choice.British anti-virus pioneer Dr Alan Solomon is so convinced that AV software no longer works that he gave up using it a “long time ago” and solved his security worries by moving from Windows to Linux, the iconic figure has said in a blog.
John McAfee rubbishing the software that still carries his name was one thing but Solomon’s more clinical disassembly of an industry he helped create in the 1990s with Dr Solomon’s highly-regarded Anti-Virus Toolkit (bought by Network Associates in 1998 for $642 million) is more like a well-aimed punch in the solar plexus.
Describing Symantec’s recent declaration that antivirus is “dead” as a “Gerald Ratner” moment [see endnote], Solomon goes on to deliver the coup de grace...
Been using MSE and Defender since Vista.
The machine cannot do it all, the best antivirus is you!
On this dual boot box I use Windows Defender which includes the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool and I use Malwarebytes ( free ) on demand malware scanner and Mbam real time protection . I also use Google Chrome x64 for my default browser and a standard windows user account on the web to keep malware outta my root drives , etc,etc......and just as important along with some common sense and ~25 or more yrs experience on the web a lot of AV suites are mega bloatware these days anyway
OTOH I've had good luck and used Avast and AVG (free) and Mbam over the years also . I have AVG (free) and Mbam on 2 other W10 10586 th2 boxes here .
The HP elitebook here just has WD and Mbam like this one .
The free bloatware antivirus aka Crap aFee AV suite offered by my ISP was just that and I don't use it
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Last edited by blutos cousin; 05 Mar 2016 at 16:18.
backup (push a button) and 5 minutes to restore. A big waste of time indeed
I am not suggesting you don't have anti-virus software, just that it isn't foolproof.
I've been using ESET Nod32 for the past 10 years. I tried various others before that, ie Norton, McAfee and several free ones and wasn't happy with any of them. Most were resource hogs.
imho I've always found Nod32 to give great protection and is very light on resources. And I feel that paying for it is very worthwhile and good value.