Windows 10: Windows Defender improves in new antivirus test
It was about time. WD is not that bad as some people claim it to be.
I do regular scans with SuperAntiSpyWare, MBM and Avast.
Your right, WD not MSE
I'm just curious, why do you do regular scans? I really only have Windows Defender and once in two-three months (if even that) scan it with something like Malwarebytes and that's about it. Do you often visit websites that aren't well known / possibly unsafe? Or do you have multiple people using your PC?
Just trying to figure out why so many people are protecting themselves with multiple programs when built-in MSE (Ok, Windows Defender) is just about enough to handle stuff for most normal users.
For example, this thread just reminded me and I downloaded Malwarebytes software, installed, updated & ran a scan and this is the result:
And I use my PC A LOT, 24/7 connected to internet, browsing a ton etc.
Better protection against malware and viruses and the like are the reasons I favour using third-party
AV software on my PC. You can do a 1001 scans with something basic, but it only takes just one
infection, to turn your PC into a pile of junk... it is always best to reduce that chance.
I will add that I have always favoured and used over the last seventeen years, third-party
software whenever possible, for everything on my PC.
Did you try running SuperAntiSpyware after running WD and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware? No program detects all of it. You don't have to surf dangerous site to get loaded up with useless junk.
I dropped Avast since Windows 8 and just used Defender, I only had minor infections coming from flash disk inserted from another computer when some of my family members borrowed my PC but I never had any major malware problem since then. It all really comes down to how careful you use the internet and external drives.
Picky, picky. . .. . .I think most of us understood what he was saying. . .
still looks like it's bringing up the rear to me, protection wise, big boy wise.
I have three Win 10 machines. One has WD running, one has AVG free, one Kaspersky. The only one that has actively prevented malware from getting on my machine is the one running Kaspersky. The others aren't as upfront - they often allow malware to start to run before stopping it. Kaspersky just plain stops it. I can see it in the logs - emails with viral attachments, spam email, suspicious webpages, etc etc. Every time, Kaspersky is the one that just works. I don't browse dangerously, I don't adopt unsafe email practices.
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I know ccleaner..what else are usefull?
I've upgraded to Windows 10 and noticed my AntiVirus and Firewall was removed. My question is do I need to install another AntiVirus & Firewall or is Windows Defender up to the job?
The AV & Firewall I had on was ZoneAlarm
This seems like a bug or, at least, messy leftovers.
I uninstalled Bitdefender Antivirus but it is still showing up in the list of apps to show notifications for.
The Windows Defender services have not started back up either and the...