Use other than Defender for antivirus

  1. Posts : 284
    windows 7

    Use other than Defender for antivirus

    I am just curious how many people disable Defender and install another antivirus!!
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 19,888
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    According to Microsoft’s own numbers, 18% of Windows 7 and Windows 8 devices are using Defender and over 50% of Windows 10 devices are using this built-in solution.
    Microsoft is taking over the enterprise antivirus market - MSPoweruser
    Mar 2018

    Windows Defender is the most popular enterprise antivirus solution
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  3. Posts : 114
    Windows 10 Pro 1903

    I've been running Webroot since around 2012, excellent protection, and very light on resources.
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  4. Posts : 394
    Windows 10 Pro

    On Windows XP and Windows 7 I used to hop around from one antivirus to another.

    Windows 10; use Defender and very occasionally run an on-demand scan with something like Malwarebytes or Hitman Pro.

    Defender has its quirks (what antivirus doesn't?) but for the most part it has become a pretty solid solution for average home users.
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  5. thomaseg1's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1903

    Norton with Malwarebytes as backup
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  6. RainbowPride's Avatar
    Posts : 509
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    I disable Defender through Group Policy Editor. . I use Malwarebytes, but I don't have it to start up when Windows starts. I only turn it on when I want to update the virus definitions. I also scan for viruses once a week, usually at night when I am asleep. I put the PC in safe mode when I do it.
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 3,832
    Home 1903 x64 10.0.18362.267

    WD likes to remove my files, so I have no choice, but to disable it. I prefer to install Panda Dome, a cloud AV.
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  8. SoFine409's Avatar
    Posts : 836
    Win10 & Win7

    thomaseg1 said: View Post
    Norton with Malwarebytes as backup
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