Windows 10: Windows Defender improves in new antivirus test

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  1.    28 Jan 2016 #11

    It was about time. WD is not that bad as some people claim it to be.
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  2.    28 Jan 2016 #12

    I do regular scans with SuperAntiSpyWare, MBM and Avast.
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  3.    28 Jan 2016 #13

    davidhk said: View Post
    I think you meant "Windows Defender & Malwarebytes free does it 4 me."

    There is no MSE in windows 10.
    The built-in Windows Defender is the "improved" version of MSE.
    That is also why you won't be able to install MSE as you already have it by the name of Windows Defender.
    Your right, WD not MSE
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       29 Jan 2016 #14

    swarfega said: View Post
    I do regular scans with SuperAntiSpyWare, MBM and Avast.
    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:

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    And I use my PC A LOT, 24/7 connected to internet, browsing a ton etc.
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  5.    29 Jan 2016 #15

    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.


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  6.    29 Jan 2016 #16

    Clam said: View Post
    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:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	KUfRATf.png 
Views:	67 
Size:	5.6 KB 
ID:	61381

    And I use my PC A LOT, 24/7 connected to internet, browsing a ton etc.
    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.
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  7.    29 Jan 2016 #17

    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.
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  8.    29 Jan 2016 #18

    davidhk said: View Post
    I think you meant "Windows Defender & Malwarebytes free does it 4 me."

    There is no MSE in windows 10.
    The built-in Windows Defender is the "improved" version of MSE.
    That is also why you won't be able to install MSE as you already have it by the name of Windows Defender.
    Picky, picky. . .. . .I think most of us understood what he was saying. . .
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  9.    29 Jan 2016 #19

    still looks like it's bringing up the rear to me, protection wise, big boy wise.
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       30 Jan 2016 #20

    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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