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Johnny b

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A list.
Of alternatives.
I don't see any reference by MS of comparisons to their own product.

I also read this at your link:
Many companies, including those listed on this page, distribute antimalware software. You should carefully investigate the source of antimalware and other products before downloading and installing them. For more information, see Protect your PC.
And if you follow the link in that quote, you'll find this:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/protect-your-pc-27ededb5-bf4d-83e9-c9a4-bb1f5ed640cc
hyping their own product.
But no one else's ;)



So, your point about a 'horses mouth' was?
 

Firehammer

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Hi, If it was me, I would purchase an AV-Suite(Bitdefender/Kaspersky), but it is not, I would go for Bitdefender Free.:censored:or Windows Defender with Syshardener or something in that order.:giggle:
 
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A list.
Of alternatives.
I don't see any reference by MS of comparisons to their own product.

I also read this at your link:


And if you follow the link in that quote, you'll find this:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/protect-your-pc-27ededb5-bf4d-83e9-c9a4-bb1f5ed640cc
hyping their own product.
But no one else's ;)



So, your point about a 'horses mouth' was?
The claim that these programs may have compatibility issues with MS Windows is offset by the horse that states that they're reputable, which means they're safe to use with the OS.
 

Johnny b

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The claim that these programs may have compatibility issues with MS Windows is offset by the horse that states that they're reputable, which means they're safe to use with the OS.
In your opinion :D
 
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There is a way to "harden" Defender, and some details are given in the video. You will also find the app here:

https://github.com/AndyFul/ConfigureDefender

As an aside, if you go one folder up, you will also find a utility for hardening the OS itself.

Here's an article about the app that configures Defender:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...s-hidden-features-revealed-by-this-free-tool/

I had problems when I tried it, though. For example, I could no longer load files using an app unless I excluded it.
 

Johnny b

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Actually, the company's opinion, according to the link that I shared.
Actually, still your opinion :D
Compatibility is an ongoing issue with Win 10 as it changes from one version to another and your horse presents no relevant cure for it :)
 

Johnny b

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There is a way to "harden" Defender, and some details are given in the video. You will also find the app here:

https://github.com/AndyFul/ConfigureDefender

As an aside, if you go one folder up, you will also find a utility for hardening the OS itself.

Here's an article about the app that configures Defender:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...s-hidden-features-revealed-by-this-free-tool/

I had problems when I tried it, though. For example, I could no longer load files using an app unless I excluded it.

Ah....compatibility issues lol!
Why am I not surprised.
 

Firehammer

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If you are not a techie, you can also use Syshardener(default settings) to harden Windows.
Sorry for interfering.:censored::)
 

Cookiegal

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Straight from the horse's mouth:
Of course they wouldn't say you can't install any other anti-virus software on Windows. They would get a lot of flack from the anti-virus software vendors. But they aren't the ones dealing with all of the problems that often arise.

In any event, the original thread starter hasn't returned and this is turning into a debate so I'm closing this thread.
 
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