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I am using Windows Defender with Win-10 is this good enough?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Dano2, Nov 12, 2019.

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  1. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    Hi, we have Win-10, and per the how to protect yourself from virus note here, I am using Windows Defender. Is this good enough to guard our computer? and is there any settings I should make sure I have setup with it? just thought to ask, thanks in advance...
     
  2. britekguy

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    Yes, it's way more than "just adequate" as implemented under Windows 8 and 10.
     
  3. Gr3iz

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    A little common sense goes a long way, too ... ;-)
     
  4. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    Hi, well hmmm thanks I think lol, not sure if that answered my question lol
     
  5. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Most experts agree that Windows Defender is the best choice for Windows 10 because it's completely compatible while other third-party software may cause problems. It does the job. I'm not aware of settings that need to be changed at least I haven't changed any and haven't had any issues. If you have problems running a program or with legitimate files being flagged you may have to enter some exclusions but I haven't found the need to do this.
     
  6. Dano2

    Dano2 Thread Starter

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    Ok thanks so much., ;)
     
  7. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You're welcome. :)
     
  8. cautionargand

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    i'm not sure if defender is enough for this matter. i think that other third part service (antivirus,vpn, or etc.) would be handy to protect your device.
     
  9. Johnny b

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    It's good to have overlapping security so long as there are no conflicts.

    On a Windows 10 platform, I use Defender, also Malwarebytes and Superantispyware along with browser extensions NoScript, Adblock Plus and Ghostery in Firefox.
    Plus VoodooShield.

    I update frequently.




    Most of the time, though, I'm booting a Live Puppy Linux from a USB flash drive with a write switch.
     
  10. 2twenty2

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    I use Defender, Malwarebytes free edition, Superantispyware free edition, SpywareBlaster and browser extensions Toggle JavaScript and Adblock Plus
     
  11. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    What exactly is "this matter"? Windows Defender is an anti-virus program and you shouldn't have two installed at the same time. Most users do not need a VPN.
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Also by using a VPN one just provides a third party the information that they can and will sell.
    So what is gained by using a VPN?
     
  13. britekguy

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    As I'd said earlier, and thanks for the emphasis.

    In Windows 7 and prior Windows Defender is NOT an antivirus/security suite product at all. I have often bemoaned the fact that Microsoft kept the name when they radically re-engineered the entire product with the advent of Windows 8, and have been making continuous improvements ever since.

    And with Windows 7 very soon to be out of support, I probably won't have any need to mention old Windows Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials, the free MS antivirus for that era, ever again.
     
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