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#1 Picolo

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:04 PM

Is windows defender enough protection for Windows 10 home.   .Thanks.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 05:14 PM

Well this depend only on you but yes defender it`s reasonable AV :) 

Few advise how to avoid internet infections. 
 

  • Do not run programs from people or locations that you are not 100% sure of.
  • Even if you do know the person, before installing a program you should first scan it using your antivirus software or online tools such as VirusTotal or Jotti, because not all of your friends are as smart as you.
  • Do not look at pornography on the web as a large percentage of these sites contain malware. Sorry!
  • Do not use illegal cracks or key generators. The majority are not what you think they are.
  • Use sites like SiteAdvisor to determine if a site you are downloading or installing from is legitimate or a known malware distributor.
  • Do not open e-mail attachments that end with .exe, .bat, .pif, or .com. In addition, be very careful when opening or viewing MS Word, MS Excel and .pdf files, they may contain dangerous macros or scripts – If in doubt, don’t open!
  • Read the license agreement for any programs you install. Many free downloads are offered with spyware and other programs that you DO NOT want on your computer. Reading the agreement may help you to spot them.
     


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:32 PM

 I've used Defender with Windows 10 since 10/1/2014 without any problems.  I think it's right good, it's free, integrated into Windows 10, and kept up to date by MS.


Make regular full system backups or you'll be sorry sooner or later.


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Posted 06 April 2016 - 06:30 AM

I've used it since the Microsoft Security Essentials days - and haven't had any problems.

That being said, l think a lot of that has to do with my surfing habits.

 

While working on infected systems, I do visit the seedier side of the internet on occasion.

I rarely get infected - yet we make a good living at work fixing systems for those who do get infected.

 

I do not click on anything that I didn't ask for - ever.  If it pops up, it must be bad (IMO).

For example, if you click the red X in the upper right corner to close it - the bad guys can make that actually be the way to install the malware

If I can't close it from the Task Bar or from Task Manager, then I'll shut the system down.

If I get stuck in something that I don't want to do or in someplace I don't want to be - I shut the system down, even if it means holding the power button down to shut the system off.

 

I don't open emails from anyone I'm not familiar with.  If it seems to be from someone I know, but it doesn't seem quite right - DON'T OPEN IT!!!!

I use an email aggregator that allows me to view email headers - which saves a lot of headaches from the spoofers

DO NOT OPEN ATTACHMENTS!  If you must have the attachment, download it (but don't open it), then scan it with several anti-virus' before thinking about opening it.

 

Finally, TANSTAAFL (There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch).  If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.


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