Should I ditch antivirus and just use Windows Defender?

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  1. Posts : 111
    Win 10
       #11

    I left only Defender on my parents PC and came back to lots of malware on it... Defender doesn't seem to block everything.

    I put Malwarebytes on instead. 40+ blocked stuff so far.
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  2. Posts : 5,181
    Windows 11 Home
       #12

    jrolson said:
    I left only Defender on my parents PC and came back to lots of malware on it... Defender doesn't seem to block everything.

    I put Malwarebytes on instead. 40+ blocked stuff so far.
    99% infections come either via an email (30%) or via a browser (70%), focuse your defenses there.
    As for emails, opening emails in plain txt, blocking attachments and externals links/images is the start.
    As for browsers, try some extensions, which block malicious links/phishing, it is like using a secondary AV.

    Bitdefender TrafficLight - Free Add-on for Secure Web Browsing
    Avira Browser Safety - Free security add-on with anti tracking
    Emsisoft Browser Security - Chrome Web Store

    Some DNS protection, filtering malicious domains, would not hurt either:

    Quad9 DNS: Internet Security and Privacy in a Few Easy Steps
    UltraRecursive DNS on the Global Anycast Network | Neustar
    IPv4 and IPv6 Anycast DNS Firewall, DNS Filter and Public Resolver
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