Windows 10 : Is Defender capable to block all internet threats?

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  1. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Windows 10 : Is Defender capable to block all internet threats?

    Hello everybody,

    My Dell laptop got updated with windows 10. It is working fine.

    I have been using Kaspersky Internet Security from last 15 years and have been very happy with it. I use my laptop for lot of internet browsing + Net Banking (Bank transactions) + Online buying.

    Unfortunately, Kaspersky has not released a version for windows 10! Also that windows defender which has been installed along with the OS is working on my laptop as of now!

    Can some experts tell me as to:-

    (1) Is Windows Defender good and perfectly capable as an anti virus program?
    (2) Is Windows Defender also good to thwart Internet viruses and can allow me a safe browsing?
    (3) Is Windows Defender also good for me continuing my Banking transactions and online buying where i feed in my credit card details on various websites?

    (4) Should i install any Malware tool for malware check also?

    In short can i depend on Defender for safeguarding my laptop and internet activities?

    Any experiences / experts - views please !!

    Thanks / Pinesh
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  2. Posts : 219
    10 (Free upgrade)

    Should i install any Malware tool for malware check also?
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  3. Posts : 11,177
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    teachermark said:

    Hi there

    NO AV can protect against ALL threats - but Defender is as GOOD (or BAD) as anything else depending on your point of view.

    My take on this is that actually MOBILE PHONE (or M-Banking) is probably safer than using a PC. But Buying goods over the internet using a PC is on the whole pretty safe if :

    1) Use reputable sellers / well known merchants - if there are problems / security breaches you should be able to get compensation if it goes wrong.

    2) Buy using a CREDIT rather than a DEBIT card - in most countries you are protected against Fraud / non delivery etc if you use a CREDIT card - not sure why this doesn't apply to debit cards but who ever said Banks were logical. If the Goods don't appear or are not fit for purpose you can get your money back from the CREDIT CARD company --useful if you buy something - say a Holiday and the company goes bust before you have the holiday etc.

    3) You MUST take reasonable security --Banks won't recompense you if you've fallen say into OBVIOUS and well publicised scams.

    So my advice would be - for Banking - moving money, checking balaces, direct / regular payments etc - forget PC Banking but use Mobile phone.

    For other transactions - (buying goods etc) pay over Internet OK BUT IF POSS USE A CREDIT CARD rather than a DEBIT CARD.


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  4. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Guys.

    I think i will install AVG Internet Security + Malware bytes Premuim.

    Need some safety so that can sleep.
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  5. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Virus + Malware - Internet Security : For WIndows 10

    Hello Everybody

    I am using a Dell inspiron laptop (Core i5 + Nvidia Graphics GE Force + 4 GB Ram). Recently my OS got upgraded to windows 10.

    Do not have full faith on Miscrosoft Defender. Kaspersky has not released compatible version for Windows 10 OS. I use my laptop for net banking and online buying. So need a good security software to (try) protect my laptop / internet activity.

    I am planning to install AVG Internet security 2015 + Malware Bytes..... which it seems is compatible with Windows 10 OS as well as with each other.

    Am I doing the right thing?

    Any suggestions / guidance??

    Thanks in advance.

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  6. Posts : 33,589
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition

    There's a good (& long) post on 7 forums where you can weigh the pros/cons of various AV's.

    What's the Best Anti-virus? - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Malwarebytes (free or paid) is always a good choice. Be sure to uncheck the "Start free premium trial version" box at the end of the installation. If you want to buy it, you can opt to do so later. The premium version includes automatic updates & active background scanning. The free version does not & scans will have to be run manually.

    Malwarebytes | Internet Security Product Downloads
    Last edited by Borg 386; 13 Aug 2015 at 09:56.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks .
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  8. Posts : 68
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Linux

    Kaspersky is compatible with Windows 10. Kaspersky 2015 patch c and 2016.
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  9. Posts : 1,625
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Defender is fine from my experience with it, couple it with on demand scans with MalwareBytes and you'll be good.

    My personal choice is F-Secure, the banking protection is second to none.
    Last edited by Boozad; 13 Aug 2015 at 14:45. Reason: Typo.
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  10. Posts : 68
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Linux

    Stick with Kaspersky.
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