Solved Windows Defender vs. others

May 12, 2019 at 12:01:18
Specs: win 10, Intel Pent., cpu g630, 4.00 GB, 64 bit
Relatively new to Win 10 and I asked a Microsoft Adviser if I would be better off with Defender than using Malwarebytes and Avast.

His response was:

"Trust me, Windows Defender uses less system resource and works better that any other Antivirus.
However, you can make your own decision."

We all know that using other antivirus, Defender does not work.

Would like to hear some opinions from the Computing Net people.


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May 12, 2019 at 16:48:48
Windows Defender has improved over the years with most Win 10 features updates and is all I use on that system.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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May 12, 2019 at 14:30:40
Windows Defender is mediocre. Avast is better but it's a bit of a resource hog. The top two freebies are Kaspersky & Bitdefender. Malwarebytes should also be installed regardless of which AV program you choose.

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-f...

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#2
May 12, 2019 at 16:03:05
"Trust me, Windows Defender uses less system resource and works better that any other Antivirus.
However, you can make your own decision."
+1
That's what I use Warren on everything, except XP.

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#3
May 12, 2019 at 16:14:15
My preference is Webroot Secure Anywhere (antivirus only) but you have to pay for it. I like it because it is light on resources, never bugs you about nonsense, and just does a good job. And yes, install Malwarebytes free version anyway. To keep the free version you have to decline or turn off the 'Free Trial' which is a limited time with full time scanning, etc. but the free version is a manual only scan and that is just perfect. Remember to check the 'scan for root kits' for more protection, it is available in both versions and only takes a bit longer to scan when needed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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May 12, 2019 at 16:48:48
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Windows Defender has improved over the years with most Win 10 features updates and is all I use on that system.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
May 13, 2019 at 08:49:09
Thanks to all for the information.

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#6
May 13, 2019 at 14:58:51
"Trust me, Windows Defender uses less system resource and works better that any other Antivirus"

Would you expect a "Microsoft Adviser" to tell you otherwise? Would you expect a Ford dealer to recommend a Chevy? or Coke to recommend Pepsi?

Is "OK" protection good enough for you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YT...


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#7
May 13, 2019 at 15:43:41
Is Windows Defender Good Enough in 2019?
https://www.maketecheasier.com/is-w...

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#8
May 13, 2019 at 16:33:57
Fingers

Just to add that it is not "essential" to turn off MalwareBytes free trial (although I do). After 14 days it reverts to the free version anyway.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
May 14, 2019 at 06:02:36
"Is Windows Defender Good Enough in 2019?"

If "just OK" protection is good enough for you, then by all means, use it. But there are better free options available.


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#10
May 15, 2019 at 20:59:24
Derek - If they bug you about the ending of the free trial then to me it is essential to end it early and avoid that.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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May 24, 2019 at 07:13:33
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