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  1.    10 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Home 64bit

    Windows 10 Defender


    Hi Good day to all.
    Had windows ten for a long time now and running Kaspersky antivir, Well the licence is coming close for renewal and been looking at the windows defender that is built into windows 10.
    What is the popularity of this defender does it do the job as described?
    Any help on this please, Shall I install windows defender ??
    Many thanks once again.David
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  2.    10 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,559
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.64

    Windows Defender is good and does the job I have it on all my systems
    When you uninstall your antivirus completely you should find windows defender will kick in if it does not then go to windows update and security in settings and click on it there, but on my systems it did it on its own make sure that it updates also will probably want yo do a scan to clear any rubbish out,
    Hope that helps you
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  3.    10 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    South Central Texas
    Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you decide to remove Kaspersky I suggest using their official removal tool. If you uninstall using Control Panel > Programs and Features, you may find that Kaspersky may not uninstall correctly or remnants of the application may remain in the system which could prevent Window Defender (or any other installed AV software) from functioning properly. Be sure to read "How to use the tool" near the bottom of the link. It also wouldn't hurt to create a new Restore Point or full System Image prior to uninstalling. You never know when or if an "oh crap" moment might occur.

    https://support.kaspersky.com/common/service#block1
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  4.    10 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    South Wales UK
    Posts : 176
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter

    Many thanks to you both for the reply.
    Followed your info and now running defender on laptop.
    Also used that link you provided. https://support.kaspersky.com/common/service#block1

    Many thanks once more. David.
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  5.    10 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Cumming,Georgia USA
    Posts : 64
    Windows 10 Home

    Defender has a lot of problems I got a sick of fixing
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  6.    10 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.64

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenguru View Post
    Defender has a lot of problems I got a sick of fixing
    I have it on all my systems and not had one bit of trouble or any problems
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  7.    10 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 553
    Windows 10 Home

    Have used Windows Defender on W10 from the day the laptop was bought (2016). Never had a problem.

    Also use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free version.
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  8.    11 Feb 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    South Central Texas
    Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenguru View Post
    Defender has a lot of problems I got a sick of fixing
    It might help others who read this thread to know what kinds of problems you've experienced.

    For the record, all of my Windows 10 machines are using Windows Defender and I've not experienced any issues at all. I also run several on-demand scanners monthly and none have ever detected any malware. That suggests to me that Windows Defender is doing its job.
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  9.    11 Feb 2017 #9
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Cumming,Georgia USA
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    Windows 10 Home

    Great for you all glad to hear it works for you guys. My opinion it needs work bad
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  10.    11 Feb 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 866
    Windows 10 Home x64

    But still you aren't elaborating about your opinions. Hard to understand what you are talking about. So far, you are only working on assumptions. As stated before, it could be useful to know what issues you are having with WD.

    I work as an IT guy part-time. I format a lot of PCs. I like to test out AV programs everynow and then. I will stick with WD for now. It does its job. Never had an issue on any machine I installed w10 on it.
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