Windows 10: Windows Defender or Avast Free Solved

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  1.    08 Jun 2017 #1

    Windows Defender or Avast Free


    I currently have Avast free on Windows 10, defender is turned off.
    Has defender improved so I can remove 3rd party and go with defender.
    I am a low end user, I am on a lot but not doing anything that would be considered going to risky sites.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.371)
       08 Jun 2017 #2

    I'm much like you, and try to be prudent in my web activities. Myself and numerous others here are using Defender. For me it's Windows Firewall, Defender, Malwarebytes & AdwCleaner. So far this combination has served me well, and I don't recall anyone reporting any disasters running similar protection.

    It's a personal thing for each individual.

    Good luck...
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  3.    08 Jun 2017 #3

    I use just Defender. I don't pirate music, movies, games or software. If I look at adult type things, I use my Mac. Never had a problem.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17133.73
       08 Jun 2017 #4

    Recently Switched to using Defender myself, Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner at times, So far found nothing. And I'm online every day, all day long, don't visit risky sites, pirate music, games or software, usually just visit the same usual sites, like tenforums, neowin.net, dslreports, local news sites, haven't updated my user profile for the forums yet while I make sure I actually like staying with defender, but so far been about 10 days on Defender, and no issues to report
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  5.    08 Jun 2017 #5

    Windows Defender works fine for me.
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  6.    08 Jun 2017 #6

    HRC said: View Post
    Windows Defender works fine for me.
    Same here.

    Occasional Malwarebytes scan.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       08 Jun 2017 #7
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  •    08 Jun 2017 #8

    pparks1 said: View Post
    I use just Defender. I don't pirate music, movies, games or software. Never had a problem.
    Same here for 3 years and Defender is set default. Others AV (free or not) is too intrusive, they slow down the computer, the Internet connection and are not easy to remove.

    I do a clean install frequently and to get rid of the web pollution, I'm using in Firefox X64 Ublock origin, Disconnect and Ghostery. I'm surfing the web safely and run quick scan few times a week.

    Go ahead switch to Defender (Win Ten best friend) and see if you run the latest definition there (we get 5-6 updates every day):
    What's New - Microsoft Malware Protection Technologies
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  •    10 Jun 2017 #9

    I have switched desktop and laptop to defender, it seems fine and I think I will keep it, thanks
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1709 (OS Build 16299.371)
       10 Jun 2017 #10

    I think you'll be happy with that. Sure hope so.
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