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Windows 10 - Good Security & Protection as it is?


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:11 PM

Is the Windows Defender and Windows Firewall that automatically come with Windows 10 already good enough, without shutting them down with installing a commercial security & protection program?  I read a couple of online articles saying so, but I do not remember the links to the articles - I think one was on AskLeo and another on some other page.

 

I'm thinking of replacing one commercial product on a new "desktop"  which came with Windows 10, but if another Windows 10 comes here (which would be then a laptop kind) I may just leave it with what comes on Windows 10 without putting on a commercial product.  The new laptop would probably not be used much for online internet searches, while the other having the commercial security & protection product would more typically be used for some online activity.


Edited by hamluis, 08 December 2016 - 03:56 PM.
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:33 PM

I have been using Windows Defender and Firewall on my laptop and one desktop machine for several years now.   I have Panda Cloud Antivirus on one laptop which I installed before Windows Defender was "robust enough" in my opinion (and everyone's opinion varies on this).

 

Just yesterday someone asked a question about which antivirus was "best" in the Discussion section which got moved to the Antivirus/Antimalware forum.  Quietman put everything about as perfectly as it can be put in his reply on that thread:

 

           https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/634163/which-antivirus-software-is-best/#entry4135794 


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:18 PM

IMO Windows 8/10 Defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups.

..Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update...Windows 10 will include a new security setting called Limited Periodic Scanning...When enabled, Windows 10 will use the Windows Defender scanning engine to periodically scan your PC for threats and remediate them. These periodic scans will utilize Automatic Maintenance—to ensure the system chooses optimal times based on minimal impact to the user, PC performance, and energy efficiency—or customers can schedule these scans. Limited Periodic Scanning is intended to offer an additional line of defense to your existing antivirus program’s real-time protection.

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