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  1.    03 Jul 2018 #1

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    Hey guys dumb question here I bought a new dell laptop with 10 on it I'm only running windows defender every morning I go on my laptop I do my updates and I always see updates for defender and then I always do quick scan I don't do much on the system banking social I have 2 browsers edge and chrome both have security addons is that good enough I was reading different types of third party antivirus and wasn't sure where to I was told as long as you daily updates defender was good I use to use Comodo.
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       03 Jul 2018 #2

    gordie said: View Post
    Hey guys dumb question here I bought a new dell laptop with 10 on it I'm only running windows defender every morning I go on my laptop I do my updates and I always see updates for defender and then I always do quick scan I don't do much on the system banking social I have 2 browsers edge and chrome both have security addons is that good enough I was reading different types of third party antivirus and wasn't sure where to I was told as long as you daily updates defender was good I use to use Comodo.
    Some say Defender has gotten good enough that it's all that's necessary, and some advocate third party AV apps.

    For myself, I use eSet's Nod32 AV plus Defender. Malwarebytes is another good one. I don't recommend Norton or McAfee because of early history with both of them.
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  3.    03 Jul 2018 #3

    Gordie Run Malwarebytes and Defender. That's all you require to be somewhat safe from viruses and malware. Remember you still should practice safe browsing, regardless of what you use.
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       03 Jul 2018 #4

    Stitch194 said: View Post
    Gordie Run Malwarebytes and Defender. That's all you require to be somewhat safe from viruses and malware. Remember you still should practice safe browsing, regardless of what you use.
    I agree, Stitch, as long as he runs a paid version, rather than the free version of MBAM. Which can be a bit of a financial hit, but worth it.
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  5.    03 Jul 2018 #5

    Wynona said: View Post
    I agree, Stitch, as long as he runs a paid version, rather than the free version of MBAM. Which can be a bit of a financial hit, but worth it.
    Yes! I should have mentioned to run Malwarebytes Premium. Malwarebytes claim that's all you need for protection it works well and keeps me safe. To date, I have never ever had Defender flag anything.
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       03 Jul 2018 #6

    Currently Runs Avast and Malwarebytes Free, I'd use Defender, but cannot afford Malwarebytes Premium for all 4 Systems, so yeah sticks with Free Malwarebytes and runs it weekly as a double check
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       03 Jul 2018 #7

    Gordie,

    Since you are open to opinions, I think Windows defender is good enough. I also have the free version of Malwarebytes installed and I scan with that every once in a while just to get a second opinion [but its latest version leaves a component open with its icon on the System tray that I then close manually].

    Whilst Windows defender has improved significantly over the past year or so, it is often outranked in tests of AV applications because of its worse than average effects on opening / installing some applications even though its AV protection levels are frequently greater than others.
    AVTest.org results April 2018 - comparison table
    AVTest.org results April 2018 - Windows defender detailed results

    What none of the AV testing groups report on, even in their 'usability' assessments, is ease of use. A year & a bit ago, I worked my way through four other AV applications and they all required greater effort during setup / routine use. Windows defender, on the other hand, just works without my having to bother doing anything with it.

    So, there's another opinion for you. It is no more than that.

    My Dell came with a third-party AV on it. I used that AV's specialist removal tool to ensure all remnants were removed. Doing so is an essential precaution because you may not notice any symptoms for ages so you'll never be able to put 2 & 2 together if anything strange does end up happening [I once found that network copying of large files failed without any apparent link with AV four years after uninstalling a third-party AV because I had not used the specialist removal tool at the time; I then ran it & the problem disappeared immediately]

    All the best,
    Denis
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  8.    04 Jul 2018 #8

    Thanks to all you guys for your answers maybe I'll add Malwarebytes and when the free ver expires I'll just pay for that all I do is on edge I run my social media browse and chrome for my shop and bank I run trustee rapport addon and Avast addon on chrome I do my updates everyday some times twice
    Thanks guy
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       04 Jul 2018 #9

    gordie said: View Post
    Thanks to all you guys for your answers maybe I'll add Malwarebytes and when the free ver expires I'll just pay for that all I do is on edge I run my social media browse and chrome for my shop and bank I run trustee rapport addon and Avast addon on chrome I do my updates everyday some times twice
    Thanks guy
    Gordie, the free Malwarebytes won't expire. Just be sure to run it frequently, because it won't run by itself. I got a deal on eSet for three computers or I'd probably be running a free AV myself.
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  10.    04 Jul 2018 #10

    Wynona said: View Post
    Gordie, the free Malwarebytes won't expire. Just be sure to run it frequently, because it won't run by itself. I got a deal on eSet for three computers or I'd probably be running a free AV myself.
    The current FREE version will run a monthly scan on its own as long as you dont alter the settings.
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