Windows 10: Defender Better than any other

  1.    05 Sep 2017 #1

    Defender Better than any other

    Do not recall where yet I read an article stating Defender should be THE one and only choice of anti-anything protection for Win10. Personally, I have McAfee Life Safe. I'm a ordinary occasional user but want what's best for my PC. I think the article stated the pumped up Defender is coming out later this year. McAfee Life Safe has not given me any problems but I have tried to use several others that had to quickly taken off due their side effects. I would appreciate someone speaking up if they also heard/read about the boost in Defender. If it is better not then I have not problem switching.

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  2.    05 Sep 2017 #2

    I have been using Windows Defender.
    I just read this article Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC, but do you need it?
    I am now reading this thread Is Windows 10 defender good enough - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    05 Sep 2017 #3

    In the end, there is not a lot to choose between any AV package.

    The real risk that no av package can truly handle is the actual user. If user discriminately clicks links on any site, downloads any old things, you will get malware. Basically one needs to apply the oxymoronically named "Common Sense".

    Periodic scans offline with malwarebytes or similar is good practice.
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  4.    05 Sep 2017 #4

    Defender is not better than any other. There are plenty of reviews on Youtube about that. Recently Mum caught 21 PUPs and malware, none of which Defender caught. She's now on Bitdefender.

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  5.    05 Sep 2017 #5

    I use Windows Defender plus Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware. Hopefully, my Windows is invulnerable to the ransomware shown in the above video.
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  6.    05 Sep 2017 #6

    As long as you install the latest Microsoft patches.
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       05 Sep 2017 #7

    lpatrick said: View Post
    I would appreciate someone speaking up if they also heard/read about the boost in Defender.
    Yeah, Fall Upgrade will bring cool new features, which other AVs have had for years. Just like Creators upgrade brought cloud detection from enterprise customers to public, which other AV also had for years. Microsoft software/apps are always catching up, but they can never do it, because Windows is a huge code and not a single employee knows, how the rest of it works. Some people think, that when some MS team develops an app, it has to be good, because they know, how Windows works. But no, they do not.
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  8.    05 Sep 2017 #8

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    Microsoft software/apps are always catching up, but they can never do it,
    Do you mean they are always trying to catch up with others but never succeed?
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