Windows 10: Windows Defender Solved

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  1.    06 Sep 2016 #1

    Windows Defender

    I currently use Norton 360 for virus control. To renew, Norton is asking 100+ bucks, I can not nor will pay that amount. Is Defender enough to control malware on my laptop? Norton does ok, but I do not want to pay 100 bucks to renew

    Thank You!
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  2.    06 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi and welcome to the forums. I would suggest that using defender and Malwarebytes are a good combination to keep you safe, There is a free version of Malwarebytes.

    Link: Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Malware Removal

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  3.    06 Sep 2016 #3

    Thank You!

    Great Idea!
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  4.    06 Sep 2016 #4

    Timmmy said: View Post
    Great Idea!
    You're so welcome. I use that combination and it works just fine for me.

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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)
       06 Sep 2016 #5


    I apologize for the intrusion, as I see that this thread is marked "Solved".

    A wee clarification:
    MBAM Free is only a manual, on-demand scanner. It can only detect/REMOVE malware that got past one's other defenses onto the system. It does not provide real-time protection.
    For real-time, real-time, complementary protection to help PREVENT infection, alongside your AV (WD or other), you need the paid, Premium version. It targets certain types of non-viral malware (especially zero-hour and zero-day threats) that are often missed by the AVs. It will run just fine alongside WD.

    For another layer of protection, you might wish to consider anti-exploit applications, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Free & paid Premium versions both shield in real time), or HitmanPro Alert.

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  6. Posts : 16,125
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       07 Sep 2016 #6

    I use Windows Defender and yesterday I was AFK making lunch when I returned I saw Defender was scanning and stopped scanning as soon as I moved my cursor, I did not know Defender did this but I think its cool it does :)
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  7.    07 Sep 2016 #7

    ye thumbs up for defender here too, 2 years now and nothing else. 0 viruses/malware
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  8. Posts : 16,125
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       07 Sep 2016 #8

    batlhilz said: View Post
    ye thumbs up for defender here too, 2 years now and nothing else. 0 viruses/malware
    Cool :), I think Defender is under rated by many Its a great AV :)
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  9.    07 Sep 2016 #9

    Yes it scans when it detects system is idle. Defender has gone a long way since the MSE days. It's now quite good no matter what some people may say.
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  10.    08 Sep 2016 #10

    One nice feature if it's true is the claimed ability to run beside other anti virus/malware packages without problems..
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