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#1 ronniv

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 04:48 PM

Do I need any other antivirus program besides Windows Defender?



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:22 PM

There's a lot of debate around this question. A lot say that with Windows 10, Defender is enough. Others will recommend that you get a 3rd party AV. I've personally done both and have had no issues with either option. As long as you practice safe computer habits, you should be ok doing either.


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#3 ronniv

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:50 PM

Thank you for your assistance



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 05:51 PM

Windows Defender as implemented in Windows 10 is a very robust antivirus and security suite in general.

 

I always have a third-party malware scanner such as Zemana or Malwarebytes on hand to do on-demand scanning if necessary, but I haven't needed it for a very long time now.

 

As null___ has already said, and I have said repeatedly, safe computing habits when it comes to interacting with cyberspace will keep you far safer than any software does.  Most infections don't sneak on to your computer, but are invited in by user action.  The majority of what security suites do is to clean up messes after they're already present.  Only the user can prevent them from occurring in the first place.

 

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 06:06 PM

Thank you.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:40 AM

It depends on what kind of sites you are visiting or planning to visit, the best third-party AV-suites is, in my opinion, Kaspersky or Bitdefender :notme:






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