Posted 18 August 2018 - 09:55 AM
It is yoor choice but we all fix so many issues by removing third party antivirus programs and only run Windows 10 Defender and it offers better protection as well.
See the following quote from a very accomplished retired Microsoft Engineer about Windows 10 Defender. This is just one of many.
Ms have a huge advantage, knowledge is power and in computing this means data and the ability to use it, with the great majority of computers using the windows OS the gathering of information to develop a reactionary response and an ability to then formulate a proactive approach, to impede active cyber issues, no one comes close to MS
The result, a massive improvement in the ability to counter this threat and a vastly improved regime to implement it, windows defender.
Commercial interests will respond, the problem is they know they cannot compete, so like big tobacco they fight on, increasingly resorting to more desperate measures, When McAfee first sent me their very first draft for an AV (long ago) I was impressed with the level of expertise they had bought to the problem, sadly this has been replaced by covert operations and a reflection of the world I do not at all like.
If you keep the third party AV's then it is possible that getting the feature update will be made more difficult for you, Not to mention that increasingly the gap between MS defender and it's vastly superior definitions base and your own protection will be making you more vulnerable.
A very famous racing car driver, spoke at the launch of a new high performance model's release, He was also an engineer, and he marveled at some owners who sent their cars to third party modifiers. He explained that the factory had spent millions of dollars getting the car right, why then go to somebody with a shoestring budget and little to no real expertise and let them modify what the factory believed was the best. When you buy a classic car if it is modified from the factory original, it is worth far less money then a non modified model, the people buying these classics are smart.. it's up to you.
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