Windows 10: Is Windows Defender good on Windows 10? Solved

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  1.    11 Jul 2016 #11

    WD is not as good as MSE once was, so I replaced it for Avira free icm with Malwarebytes and myself.
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  2.    12 Jul 2016 #12

    SexyColdNoodle said: View Post
    What do you mean by it has gone a long way?
    I meant that it has improved a lot.
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  3.    12 Jul 2016 #13

    prikker said: View Post
    WD is not as good as MSE once was, so I replaced it for Avira free icm with Malwarebytes and myself.
    Why? For me it's the other way around.
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       12 Jul 2016 #14

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Why? For me it's the other way around.
    Same, used MSE in Win 7 but not for long and now use WD in Win 10 and defo keeping it
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  5.    12 Jul 2016 #15

    Defender is okay if you can't attain a proper paid anti-virus, basically it's better than nothing. It obviously doesn't do quite as well on testing, as the more well-known paid software products.

    Please note that MBAM Free doesn't include real-time monitoring, nor does it update on its own. You'll have to manually update it and run your own scans.
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  6. Posts : 824
    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       12 Jul 2016 #16

    roblinb said: View Post
    Defender is okay if you can't attain a proper paid anti-virus, basically it's better than nothing. It obviously doesn't do quite as well on testing, as the more well-known paid software products.

    Please note that MBAM Free doesn't include real-time monitoring,
    That is true and very important to point out.

    nor does it update on its own.
    That is partially true.
    It does not have scheduled, automatic updates (which is what I think you were referring to).
    However..... See below...

    You'll have to manually update it and run your own scans.
    That is no longer true, since the release of version 2.x back in 2014.
    When running a MANUAL scan under Free, Trial or Premium versions, MBAM will "automatically" check for updates before the scan, and it will update definitions (and, if configured to do so, program updates), as long as it can contact the update servers.
    This change was implemented as default behavior with version 2.x, because many new/basic users of MBAM Free did not know to or bother to check for updates before scanning under version 1.x.
    That led to a lot of support tickets for both false positives and false negatives.

    {Trial and Premium versions can be configured to automatically and silently check for updates in the scheduler. They can also be configured to automatically check for updates before a scheduled scan. But even those versions will check for updates before a MANUAL scan, as well.)

    Cheers,
    MM
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  7.    12 Jul 2016 #17

    Moxiemomma is correct. I was referring to auto-updates, specifically.

    MM - Are you just using Defender, of you do have a paid anti-virus sub? If so, what is your favorite one?
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       12 Jul 2016 #18

    roblinb said: View Post
    Moxiemomma is correct. I was referring to auto-updates, specifically.

    MM - Are you just using Defender, of you do have a paid anti-virus sub? If so, what is your favorite one?
    Hi:

    I finally just set up my new OEM Win10 box today.
    Currently I'm running the OEM McAfee.
    But, as a McAfee survivor from many years ago, I plan to ditch it ASAP in favor of KIS + MBAM Premium + MBAE Premium. I have been running that combo under Vista and several 7 boxes for years.
    But this will be my first Win10 box.

    I need to install some of my 3rd-party productivity and other software installed and take care of some other tweaks first.
    Then, it will be "MCPR tool, here I come".

    Cheers,
    MM
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  9.    12 Jul 2016 #19

    KIS is pretty sweet, has top scores in independent testing, as I'm sure you know... but I uninstalled it because I think it's updating takes too long. Yeah I know, I'm overreacting but little things like that bug the heck outta me.

    I have two other subs (Zone Alarm and McAfee) so went with one of those instead.

    Man you just reminded me of something I went through back in 2010, when a bum McAfee update caused the vast majority of my XP network machines to start rebooting over and over again. That was not fun... I had to work several 16 hour days in a row because of it lol
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  10.    13 Jul 2016 #20

    roblinb said: View Post
    Defender is okay if you can't attain a proper paid anti-virus, basically it's better than nothing. It obviously doesn't do quite as well on testing, as the more well-known paid software products.

    Please note that MBAM Free doesn't include real-time monitoring, nor does it update on its own. You'll have to manually update it and run your own scans.
    Paid for products.. paid for reviews.. sponsored test results... etc..
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