Windows 10: Defender effectiveness Solved

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  1.    17 Nov 2015 #11

    Yes - look at all those lovely sponsored "non-biased" test results....

    Defender is fine, along with Malwarebytes and that sponge in your skull...
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  2.    17 Nov 2015 #12

    garydexter said: View Post
    Yes - look at all those lovely sponsored "non-biased" test results....

    Defender is fine, along with Malwarebytes and that sponge in your skull...
    Well put..
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  4.    17 Nov 2015 #14

    Bottom line really is the best AV is the one between your ears.
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  5.    17 Nov 2015 #15

    http://av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/windows-8/ does not mention one of the best AV softwares Vipre Antivirus.

    I have used this for years with not one problem.
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  6.    17 Nov 2015 #16

    Yeah I hear they're really strapped for cash these days!!

    All through Windows 7 I used MSE and Windows 8/8.1/10 I've used Defender and encountered no issues
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       20 Nov 2015 #19

    If you don't download a lot of files, then you might be able to survive with Windows Defender. But just because you don't download files yourself doesn't mean that a hacked website couldn't use an exploit to download viruses.
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  10.    20 Nov 2015 #20

    It helps, in some ways, to read all the reviews and comparisons, but for me it comes down to one point. If Defender was a full-feature, adequate AV software on it's own, the others would sue Microsoft. That's why we have to pay for a DVD software app. Anytime Microsoft tries to put in a feature that other companies provide, they get sued.

    I'm not saying you need to pay for software, but I wouldn't feel comfortable using just Defender.
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