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Windows Defender or Avast?


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#1 Alex411

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:01 AM

I'm trying to decide whether or not to use Avast. I think it's better than defender but defender does stop you from downloading suspicious stuff. So I dunno. I do have anti-malware as well though. The person that uses the PC is smart about what not to click on, its just that they do get a lot of random wallpaper. Any suggestions? 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 01:28 AM

This has been answered in the Past , and i cannot find the post itself.

 

Windows Defender is not an Antivirus , its more for Malware.

 

As you have a Antimalware Program allready , you could install Avast as your Antivirus { or MSE } i prefer Avast Antivirus Free , and i have Defender by default also , not that it does much in my opinion.


Edited by Havachat, 16 February 2017 - 03:57 AM.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 07:12 AM

Windows Defender in Windows 7/Vista is an anti-malware (anti-spyware) program intended to supplement your anti-virus program, not replace it. 

 

Windows 8/10 Defender is Microsoft's free built-in (integrated) anti-virus and anti-malware solution which provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) provides on older operation systems plus enhanced protection against rootkits and bootkits.

avast! Free Antivirus has been becoming more of a disappointment for the past several years and I no longer recommend it.

Further, avast! pushes a support package for $180 offered by a third party which prefers to take remote control of your computer in order to fix problems.


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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:19 PM

That gives me something to think about. I had seen some articles about Avast! sliding down the quality scale. Maybe I'll just go with Avira or something. Thanks for the advice. 



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:38 PM

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