Windows 10: Disable downloading of all Windows Defender Updates?

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       10 Sep 2016 #11

    cereberus said: View Post
    You obviously do not do research or check reviews from independent sources. Defender now gets ratings on a par with most other free versions for antivirus.

    These days malware is really a bigger risk and the best protection is COMMON SENSE ie care on sites, not clicking any old link, using custom install rather than recommended, researching tools you might want to download etc.

    However, it is good to scan now and then with malwarebytes free

    Defender + malwarebytes free + common sense is perfectly adequate for most users.

    I think we're agreeing on the sane thing. I haven't had malware or a virus in months at least. But I disabled windows defender a year ago. It's crap.
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  2.    10 Sep 2016 #12

    Faslane said: View Post
    I think we're agreeing on the sane thing. I haven't had malware or a virus in months at least. But I disabled windows defender a year ago. It's crap.
    No I am not agreeing with you in the slightest. Defender may not perfect but a damn sight better than nothing. If you have not had any viruses, that is probably serendipity.

    It is basically idiotic to disable Defender without using a 3rd party alternative.
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