Windows 10: AV needed?

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  1.    16 Oct 2014 #1

    AV needed?


    Do I need to install a antivirus program or a anti-spyware program in windows 10
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  2. Posts : 4,356
    Win 10 Pro x64
       16 Oct 2014 #2

    jamos316 said: 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

    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

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

    cyberrufus said: 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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       16 Oct 2014 #5

    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

    you need both malwarebytes AND superantispyware?

    Boozad said: View Post
    Compliment Windows Defender with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware both run on demand and you'll be set.
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       16 Oct 2014 #7

    jamos316 said: 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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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       16 Oct 2014 #8

    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. Posts : 4,356
    Win 10 Pro x64
       16 Oct 2014 #9

    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. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       16 Oct 2014 #10

    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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