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Mon May 20, 2019, 03:03 AM

Windows 10 Virus Protection.

Windows 10 comes with built in virus protection software. Is it good?? Does one need to use another virus protection program instead?? Is it a good idea to have the Windows 10 program and another running at the same time??

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Reply Windows 10 Virus Protection. (Original post)
Bubba May 2019 OP
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #1
Carlos_Danger May 2019 #2
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #5
Butchie_T May 2019 #3
Currentsitguy May 2019 #4
New Deal Democrat May 2019 #6
Hey Mikey May 2019 #8
Hey Mikey May 2019 #7

Response to Bubba (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 05:48 AM

1. I just use the W10 Defender antivirus feature, and don't run any third party software.

I've been doing that for years now without any problem.

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Response to Bubba (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:37 AM

2. The best virus protection for Windows

Is Linux

Seriously though, Windows Defender tends to run behind the curve in identifying new threats but for simple everyday computing will probably do what you need it to.

If you have a lot of photos on your PC or sensitive material you'll want to invest in something that protects against malware/ransomeware since these are more of a threat than traditional viruses anymore.

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Response to Carlos_Danger (Reply #2)

Wed May 22, 2019, 01:20 AM

5. Actually Linux is a great tool for defeating ransomware.

It loads up before Windows. So if you boot to Linux, you can cleanse your device of nasty ransomware.

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Response to Bubba (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 07:48 AM

3. I prefer Kaspersky. Yeah its russian but it works

And no, it is not a good idea to run two virus protection programs at the same time. They tend to contend for same resources and that does not work well at all. Pick one and ignore the windows defender program.

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Response to Bubba (Original post)

Mon May 20, 2019, 08:30 AM

4. These days Malware is the greater threat

There are some excellent free malware scanners out there. My two personal favorites are Malwarebytes and Spybot Search and Destroy. The freeware versions are excellent, however there are paid versions that are a bit more proactive. I run both simultaneously.

If you find yourself already infected Norton Power Eraser is a fantastic cleaner. It's difficult to argue with.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #4)

Wed May 22, 2019, 01:24 AM

6. I use Malwarebytes, Spybot, and Ccleaner for cleanup.

For me the W10 firewall works fine to keep malware out.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #6)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:35 PM

8. Malware gets installed by the user

clicking on stupid shit

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Response to Bubba (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 06:29 PM

7. I use NOD32

but Microsoft people have told me Defender is all you need

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