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  1.    08 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    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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  2.    08 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Home
    Posts : 480
    Windows 10 Home x64, V1709 (16299.64)

    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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    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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  4.    08 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Gibraltar
    Posts : 376
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.19

    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
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Illinois
    Posts : 22
    Win 10 Win 8.1

    Windows Defender works fine for me.
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  6.    08 Jun 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 72
    Window 10 Home 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by HRC View Post
    Windows Defender works fine for me.
    Same here.

    Occasional Malwarebytes scan.
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  7.    08 Jun 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,515
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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  8.    08 Jun 2017 #8
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 423
    Redstone_Two

    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 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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  9.    10 Jun 2017 #9
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 76
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    Thread Starter

    I have switched desktop and laptop to defender, it seems fine and I think I will keep it, thanks
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  10.    10 Jun 2017 #10
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Windows 10 Home x64, V1709 (16299.64)

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