Windows 10: Will Windows Defender Antivirus provide suitable amount of protection

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  1. Jimmyb's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
       29 Nov 2017 #1

    Will Windows Defender Antivirus provide suitable amount of protection

    I currently use McAfee as my Anti Virus/Spyware/Malware etc. my question is:
    Will Windows Defender Antivirus provide a suitable amount of protection, consistent with McAfee, and can I do away with my McAfee subscription.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       29 Nov 2017 #2

    If you like McAfee, but want to ditch the subscription, you can use McAfee® Cloud AV for free.
    You will still be using SmartScreen, basically sort of Windows Defender's cloud protection.
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  3. MrHudson's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       30 Nov 2017 #3

    Doesn't matter if you pay or its free, browsing is like finding a woman, you take your chance on getting something you didn't want.
    I use MSE for my Win 7 laptop, since I started using it I never got any virus or tracking cookies. Defenders suppose to be like MSE.
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  4. Jimmyb's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit/Windows 7 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       01 Dec 2017 #4

    @TairikuOkami; never heard of this, however i will check it out many thanks.
    @MrHudson; again, thanks, I use MSE on my win 7 duel partition, though it doesn't come out very often.
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  5.    01 Dec 2017 #5

    Nothing really to add....just a comment on MSE or more accurately it's predecessor.....OnceCare. Who remembers that??????? It's was a paid AV back in the day.
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    10 Pro 16299.248 64 Bit
       01 Dec 2017 #6

    Last edited by Barman58; 01 Dec 2017 at 12:59.
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  7. Posts : 694
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 17763.55
       01 Dec 2017 #7

    @Plankton Remembers Onecare very well, was one of the beta testers of OneCare, Killed my very first AMD system badly then, took advice of a friend in a chat program to try some virus samples with it, well lets just say didn't block any, boot sector virus, and who knows what else.

    Had to get a new motherboard, hard drive, memory, cpu and all

    Currently using Avast on majorly of systems in household, except insider build Desktop with Defender
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  8. MrHudson's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       01 Dec 2017 #8

    I had Norton on the Win 7 laptop, Norton worked fine the first year, renewed, then it got to like every 3 months laptop started slowing down, run scan after scan, nothing found, used Norton's virus removal tool, it would remove Norton, then install a newer version of Norton that cost more. when it got to where I would pay $100, I dumped Norton.
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  9. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       01 Dec 2017 #9

    Anything is better than Norton :)
    Except maybe any IOBit product that is which are pure s***
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  10. MrHudson's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit Edition
       01 Dec 2017 #10

    I don't actually use the Advanced System Care from Iobit, I use their Performance Monitor.
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    The CPU % lets me know when its through doing it system checks and such, when the % hovers around 0% to 10%, I know its through doing what ever it was.
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