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  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
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    AV needed?


    Do I need to install a antivirus program or a anti-spyware program in windows 10
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  2. Posts : 5,280
    Win 10 Pro x64
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    jamos316 said:
    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. Posts : 486
    Windows 10x64 17713
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    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. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter
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    does this get both virus & spyware and do i have to do anything, does it automatically scan for me

    cyberrufus said:
    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. Posts : 1,625
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
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    Compliment Windows Defender with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware both run on demand and you'll be set.
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  6. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    you need both malwarebytes AND superantispyware?

    Boozad said:
    Compliment Windows Defender with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware both run on demand and you'll be set.
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  7. Posts : 1,625
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
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    jamos316 said:
    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. Posts : 5,171
    Windows 11 Home
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    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 : 5,280
    Win 10 Pro x64
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    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 : 1,625
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
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    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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