Is Windows Defender enough !

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Dr AMD, Aug 28, 2015.

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Do you think that an antivirus is needed or just relay on Windows Defender ?

Poll closed Sep 27, 2015.
  1. Windows Defender is enough

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  2. WD not enogh and a security suite is essential

    50.5%
  1. Dr AMD

    Dr AMD MDL Novice

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    Is Windows Defender enough to keep my DATA safe ?

    Using a security suite is very annoying but essential especially when you have an important data.

    What is your recommendations and advice of this topic ..



    Thanks
     
  2. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    #2 GOD666, Aug 28, 2015
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    God, no! Windows Defender is better than nothing, but there is a lot better than Windows Defender. Even a free anti-virus has proven to be more effective than Windows Defender.

    I personally suggest Kaspersky or Bitdefender. I would also add Malwarebytes alongside whatever you choose.
     
  3. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    indeed kaspersky first or eset, free a/v like avast and avg have lots of ads, kinda annoying
     
  4. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    :roflmao: If you had a cat, and gave him your password so he could look for malware, he'd find more.
     
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  5. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Member

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    I think as you are not into commercial products already then free Antivirus software are more than enough. Try avast! Free Antivirus, it is the best free Antivirus available. As for paid products GOD666 suggested the best.
     
  6. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    I prefer Avira free, less performance impact and it is no bloatware like some free suites. :)
     
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  7. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    #7 GOD666, Aug 28, 2015
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    THIS.

    Avast! Anti-Virus offers the best free edition you can find. It offers so many options and configurations that you would expect in a paid product. They also rank as one of the highest in detection when comparing it to other free editions.

    Bitdefender free edition ranks the highest, but has absolutely no options, not even an exclusion option. If you're OK with that, then go with Bitdefender free.

    Avoid AVG. AVG will just annoy you with ads. They got so bad with advertising that for a short time some anti-malware started classifying them as adware. :eek:
     
  8. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    When I was testing AV.

    Bit Defender, , Avira, Avast, Fsecure, Eset, Kaspersky.

    It can change from year to year, and did you know that most wilds are not even found by any Anti-V company.

    Gdata is actually the best there is, but it's false POS is a nightmare, it's so secure any code is seen as dangerous.

    If PaulD tells you the best AV is your knowledge, he is right, but if you download cracked stuff, you do need a AV.
     
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  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    lol ... another snakeoil thread :roflmao:
     
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  10. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    That was quick. :p
     
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  11. GOD666

    GOD666 MDL Expert

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    I sometimes learn of new programs this way though :p
     
  12. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    Depends on your browsing habits, your mileage may vary. Last virus I had to contend with came from an innocuous search through Bing using IE.
     
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  13. vuze4u

    vuze4u MDL Member

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    In my past experience since Windows 7 RC to this August i must say its essentially useless in my usage scenario.

    I do run trial antivirus like ESET once a year before format OS and no malicious file ever happened, and i scans downloaded unknown files online.

    I end up removing Windows Defender in Windows 10 just to free up some system resources.
     
  14. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    seems your brain still is functional :D
     
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  15. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    But you have to admit - it makes a change from another half a dozen "Windows 10 Spyware" threads... :spoton:
     
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  16. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Do you realize that 98& of the traffic to this site is for free windows, so to think nobody looks for or downloads free stuff or that has a crack is not a decisive thought.

    So you're on a site that has the majority of people dealing with potentially unsafe Malware. Explain to them how they open these DL's, find and extract the exploited code and use what they wanted.:p
     
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  17. halasz

    halasz MDL Member

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    #17 halasz, Aug 28, 2015
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    Yes, Defender is enough. Unless you are an idiot. Bla, bla, bla, it makes no odds.

    You could try EMET as well (as long as you aren't running in a VM). That may help.
     
  18. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    absolutely :biggrin:
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  20. fkar

    fkar MDL Recognized Advisor

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    NOT at all enough. My personal recommendation is Bitdefender, works like a charm. Also, Kaspersky.