Is Windows Defender (on Windows 10) sufficient?

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  1. Texter

    Texter Ancient Guru

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    The latest PCGH.de periodical AV roundup put Windows Defender in the top 5 for the first time ever afaik...joint first with the regulars, as it's faster now...or the rest is slower.
     
  2. Mufflore

    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Avast is annoying these days for me and other people I know who use it.
    Even when told not to, it keeps installing its own browser and there is other bad behaviour.
    I stopped using it along with a few others.

    For Windows 10 they moved to Windows Defender.
     
  3. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    I used to use NOD32 but when my key expired, i thought to give Defender a go since it was already in win10. I'm pretty happy with it.
     
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  4. TheDeeGee

    TheDeeGee Ancient Guru

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    Since my ESET NOD32 was running out in 2 days, i tried Windows Defender...

    And my god is it aggressive, it deleted a bunch of files from "not-so-legal" software instantly.

    So, i extended NOD32 by another 3 years instead for just 40 bucks.
     
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  5. 386SX

    386SX Master Guru

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    I dont like Defender and saw some infections happening with just Defender enabled. I stay with ESET because of its performance-price-ratio and overall detection rate. It produces some false-positives, agreed, but those are basically redirectors from domain A to domain B which get detected (or stuff like that), so not always a malicious attempt to get me into trouble, but .... better be warned and possibly add an exception for a site you like (and trust) than to get infected.

    IT security is difficult ... :)
     
  6. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Shop around? What's that? I visit 1 site, every year, to "renew" my antivirus.....
    https://www.anti-virus4u.com/
    Most of the time, I can get 3 years for the price of 1 using that site. BitDefender and McAfee always have great deals on that site as does Kaspersky. Even ESET has good deals there.
     

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