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  1.    16 Oct 2014 #1
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1

    AV needed?


    Do I need to install a antivirus program or a anti-spyware program in windows 10
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  2.    16 Oct 2014 #2
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    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    Do I need to install a antivirus program or a anti-spyware program in windows 10
    Windows Defender AV is enabled by default. Just stay with it for now. Just do regular scans with either SuperAntispyware or MalwareBytes and you're good.
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  3.    16 Oct 2014 #3
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    Windows 10x64 16241

    It comes with Windows Defender installed and if you're comfortable with that you don't need to do anything.
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  4.    16 Oct 2014 #4
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    does this get both virus & spyware and do i have to do anything, does it automatically scan for me

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberrufus View Post
    It comes with Windows Defender installed and if you're comfortable with that you don't need to do anything.
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  5.    16 Oct 2014 #5
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    Wolves, England
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Compliment Windows Defender with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware both run on demand and you'll be set.
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  6.    16 Oct 2014 #6
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    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter

    you need both malwarebytes AND superantispyware?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
    Compliment Windows Defender with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware both run on demand and you'll be set.
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  7.    16 Oct 2014 #7
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    Wolves, England
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    Quote Originally Posted by jamos316 View Post
    you need both malwarebytes AND superantispyware?
    Malware takes care of malware and SuperAntiSpyware takes care of spyware. You don't need either, but it's a bloody good idea if you want to keep clear of malware and spyware.
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  8.    16 Oct 2014 #8
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    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Well, malware is considered to be everything except viruses, not exclusively, so basically you should have a firewall, antivirus and antimalware, but most antiviruses can handle both like Windows Defender, even the definition states: "Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, scareware, and other malicious programs." Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware are pretty much in the same category. It does not hurt to have both, even though SuperAntiSpyware is falling behind lately, so you can loose it calmly, Malwarebytes is good enough.
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  9.    16 Oct 2014 #9
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    Toronto
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    Win 10 Pro x64

    The opposite here. I have both the pro version of SAS and MBAM but the latter don't pick up anything most of the time. Either MBAM isn't that good or I am doing the right thing whenever I am online. But yeah, doesn't really hurt to have both.
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  10.    16 Oct 2014 #10
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    I run MBAM and SAS scans every weekend, and as with badrobot I find SAS picks up plenty of stuff while MBAM is nearly always 99% clean. Overprotective? Maybe, but I'd much rather be safe than sorry.
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