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    Windows 10 Antimalware & Antivirus

    Is the Windows 10 Antimalware & Antivirus more effective than previous versions? Does one still need an antivirus in addition to these?

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    It's pretty much the same situation as W7 & W8.
    And I still use MBAM free & Adwcleaner as supplements.
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    This is one of those can-o-worms type of posts (no offense to HowardC intended). I personally use Windows Defender (the Windows 10 Antimalware & Antivirus to which you refer) bolstered with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Home Premium, and I find that sufficient for my needs. But we all have our reasons for doing the things that we do, and others have other combinations/permutations of AV/AM that they prefer.

    I've been using Malwarebytes Premium for quite some time. I have two lifetime licenses; Malwarebytes has since changed to a subscription model, with yearly license renewal. Malwarebytes also has a free version for download, but scans are manual, and there's no active protection. With my setup, Windows Defender and Malwarebytes both run their scans automatically, but can also be run manually at any time.
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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for your input, much appreciated

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    I am using Defender along with Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit free which stops zero day exploits in the browser. I also run a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free scan every so often. I find Defender in Windows 10 does not slow things down as much as MSE did in Windows 7. MSE took so long to scan that I ditched it for Avast when I was running Windows 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardC View Post
    Is the Windows 10 Antimalware & Antivirus more effective than previous versions? Does one still need an antivirus in addition to these?
    Yes & no, in that order.

    In addition, always, a cool idea to run Malwarebytes periodically just for S&Gs
    Last edited by Drew1903; 2015-09-24 at 12:29.

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    I use McAfee Live Safe Internet Security & Auslogics Anti Malware which runs in Windows 10x64 Home
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    The program that runs between your eyes and the back of your head is the most effective Anti virus known to date.

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    Hello.

    >>> between your eyes and the back of your head <<<

    How about the interface between the chair and the keyboard ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Sierra View Post
    The program that runs between your eyes and the back of your head is the most effective Anti virus known to date.

    Exactly. I am not using anything at the moment. Just gray matter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djohnson View Post
    Exactly. I am not using anything at the moment. Just gray matter!
    Yes, smarts & safe surfing are, certainly & absolutely, priceless, valuable, aides. However, do advise always using a good Anti program in addition to those things.

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    Fred Langa discusses the merits of the different MS versions of Defender/MSE software in the different versions of Windows.
    http://windowssecrets.com/newsletter...ecovery-drive/

    Note that it is part of the paid content though.

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    I use a paid product over a free product, believing that if I pay someone, they will do a better job than if I don't.

    I use Trend Micro. There are other good products as well, but that's the one I've been using for several years.

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