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  1. Posts : 944
    windows 10 home premium
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    windows defender antivirus


    my son in law just gave me a computer it's a dell 64 bit with windows 10 so do you think my pc is safe enough with the windows defender antivirus thats already installed or should i install some other one just want some feed back.thanks jerry
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  2. Posts : 27,763
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
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    On most of my systems I'm just Defender.

    You are an experience user, I assume you don't open unknown attachments, you aren't fooled by spam and you don't click on links.

    Defender has served me well. No infections.

    Now on my system where I'm constantly searching the net for answers I installed Malwarebytes (paid for). And I back up, a lot.


    Ken
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  3. Posts : 944
    windows 10 home premium
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Defender


    Ken Thank you very much .Jerry
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  4. Posts : 985
    Windows 10 Home 21H1
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    Hi Jerry. I used to always use McAfee for several years. I decided to give Windows Defender a try about a year ago and Ive no regrets . Occasionally I also run Malwarebytes Free which is a manual scan and not real time scanning just as a precaution but so far Malwarebytes hasn't found anything at all so Im not sure if that's really necessary
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  5. Posts : 2,782
    Windows 10 Home x64
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    Windows Defender is fine for most people. But backing up is the most important thing.
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  6. Posts : 27,763
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
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    and backing up the backup.


    Lots of layers, lots of locations
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  7. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    @jerrypc1 -

    1) Happy holidays!
    2) Windows Defender is just fine (as others have mentioned.)
    3) Add Malwarebytes (MBAM) free version only.
    4) Use Firefox as your primary browser.
    5) Surf in a Private Window within the browser.
    6) Add and enable the HTTPS Everywhere plug-in for Firefox:

    HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation

    You might need to turn off Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox at times for websites that do no operate properly. Easy:

    Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop | Firefox Help

    That's it.

    Hope this helps. Post back with any questions.

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  8. Posts : 944
    windows 10 home premium
    Thread Starter
       #8

    defender


    thank you compumind your advice solved my problem
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  9. Posts : 4,594
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
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    jerrypc1 said:
    thank you compumind your advice solved my problem
    You're welcome. Happy Holidays!
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  10. Posts : 3
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    eLPuSHeR said:
    Windows Defender is fine for most people. But backing up is the most important thing.
    I could not agree more. I came from Linux after MANY years and keep all of my personal things on a end-to-end encrypted/zero knowledge cloud server. I think Defender is as good as anything, but am debating my need for Malwarebytes.

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    Compumind said:
    @jerrypc1 -

    1) Happy holidays!
    2) Windows Defender is just fine (as others have mentioned.)
    3) Add Malwarebytes (MBAM) free version only.
    4) Use Firefox as your primary browser.
    5) Surf in a Private Window within the browser.
    6) Add and enable the HTTPS Everywhere plug-in for Firefox:

    HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation

    You might need to turn off Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox at times for websites that do no operate properly. Easy:

    Enhanced Tracking Protection in Firefox for desktop | Firefox Help

    That's it.

    Hope this helps. Post back with any questions.

    I agree, but I also like Brave now that it allows Privacy Badger. I've found that it's built-in Https script is every bit as good as Https Everywhere by EFF. Pound for pound, Brave keeps up with Firefox, especially it's recent ability to clear data on exit. I do think that for the most part it is a SMIDGE faster on site loading. Add a quality paid VPN like ProtonVPN and you are golden.
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