Windows 10: Family Just Ordered Me a Newer PC, Some Security Questions Solved


  1. Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
       04 Jan 2016 #1

    Family Just Ordered Me a Newer PC, Some Security Questions


    Hi All

    Not sure if it's gonna have Windows 8.1 Pro or Home as yet, (Current Desktop has Windows 10 Pro), but if I end up with Home, no big deal, I can reupgrade to WIndows 10 Pro later on, or next Christmas or whenever I have more money.


    Security Question is
    Should I stick with Windows Defender on Newer System, or Continue using Avast on Newer System?
    I already use Malwarebytes Free as well

    Just wanna reduce programs installed once new one arrives, and enjoy gaming on it, music and such
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       04 Jan 2016 #2

    As far as security is concerned, it does not matter if the OS is Win 8 or Win 10.
    If you are satisfied with the program(s) you have been using, continue using Avast and Malwarebytes.
    This subject could easily, in this forums that is, turn into multiple pages and hundred of posts.

    The key is : Each to his/her own. It depends on your needs and how you use your computer. What works for others does not necessarily workable to you.

    Bottom line : If you are satisfied with the program(s) you have been using, continue using the same.
    Last edited by davidhk; 04 Jan 2016 at 15:34.
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  3. Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #3

    Family Just Ordered Me a Newer PC, Some Security Questions


    Yeah guess will stick with current programs after all, am happy with them, just thought i'd ask to be sure lol, guess really didn't need to even post this after all.
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  4. Posts : 5,081
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       04 Jan 2016 #4

    No, no. It's always good to ask.
    That's how we learn.
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  5.    04 Jan 2016 #5

    Hi.
    You might want to consider adding Malwarebytes Antiexploit (MBAE). It has a very small footprint, runs in the background (unlike MBAM free) and protects your browser from new "zero-day" threats that the AVs may not be detecting yet.

    A layered approach is always best, especially with all the crypto malware going around now. No one program will protect from everything.
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  6. Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #6

    Yes will consider MBae as well on the new system...current one no use adding at this point lol, but will set it up on the newer one definitely
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    04 Jan 2016 #7

    AMDman016 said: View Post
    Yes will consider MBae as well on the new system...current one no use adding at this point lol, but will set it up on the newer one definitely
    Have fun with the new rig!
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  • Posts : 606
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.48
    Thread Starter
       04 Jan 2016 #8

    Thanks...fun part is not at first lol, installing everything, but at least can check out performance while it installs all my various programs
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