1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10
       24 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 10 AntiVirus & Windows Defender


    I've upgraded to Windows 10 and noticed my AntiVirus and Firewall was removed. My question is do I need to install another AntiVirus & Firewall or is Windows Defender up to the job?

    The AV & Firewall I had on was ZoneAlarm
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 129
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       24 Aug 2015 #2

    Using Windows Defender and Windows Firewall is not at all a bad idea. They work, and no annoyances to upgrade or anything.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 734
    Windows 10 Home x64
       24 Aug 2015 #3

    There is a sticky thread with all the antivirus software that works currently under Windows 10. Check it.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Aug 2015 #4

    Shastus said: View Post
    I've upgraded to Windows 10 and noticed my AntiVirus and Firewall was removed. My question is do I need to install another AntiVirus & Firewall or is Windows Defender up to the job?

    The AV & Firewall I had on was ZoneAlarm
    Defender is not that bad. Add in Malware Bytes, for the win.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2015 #5

    Thank You will have a look at sticky thread might give Defender a go and get malware bytes.
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  6.    27 Aug 2015 #6

    If you go with "Defender" make sure you update it , after my first clean install i realized it wasn't updated , took forever to update the first time like most AV's.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       27 Aug 2015 #7

    Thanks All ive gone with WD and MalwareBytes both updated fingers crossed
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 734
    Windows 10 Home x64
       27 Aug 2015 #8

    I haven't had any troubles with WD. Just use your head.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 196
    Windows 10 x64
       27 Aug 2015 #9

    Shastus said: View Post
    I've upgraded to Windows 10 and noticed my AntiVirus and Firewall was removed. My question is do I need to install another AntiVirus & Firewall or is Windows Defender up to the job?
    Note that the latest version 14.0.508.000 of the free ZoneAlarm AV + Firewall claims to be Windows 10 compatible. Also have a look at Panda Free AV 2016. I have it installed in a Windows 10 VM and it appears to work fine.

    Regarding Windows Defender one thing I don't like is the lack of a persistent tray icon. I prefer that so I can see the status of my security software at a glance and notice a change immediately. Also how often does Windows Defender update and is updating reliable? I don't know.

    Currently I'm using Webroot SecureAnywhere AV and MalwareBytes AntiMalware Pro; MBAM is a good idea along side whatever AV you use.
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