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How Does Windows 10 Defender Compare to other Antivirus?

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User Info: SoulreaperX112

SoulreaperX112
4 months ago#1
I know MSE used to be recommended fairly often but how does it hold up on 10 with its rebranding? Currently using it on my build with Malwarebytes but was thinking of downloading Panda or something. Thought about bitdefender but it seems to hate everything and has a lot of false positives.

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 months ago#2
Well, Microsoft themselves told everyone not to use it.

So when a product is so bad that the company that makes it says to not use it, that should mean something.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 months ago#3
It's the baseline from which all other AVs should improve upon but sometimes don't. That being said it's massively better than nothing.

And no, Microsoft most certainly did not tell everyone not to use it.
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User Info: monkmith

monkmith
4 months ago#4
its like the rubber lining on your kids mattress, it'll save the mattress but it wont protect the sheets. you've got to pair it with an actual antivirus program to really get good protection.
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User Info: Setzera

Setzera
4 months ago#5
It seems to work, but I barely browse the web so I'm not expecting it to get a thorough test.

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captsplatter_1
4 months ago#6
Just don't buy Norton, you can't get that s*** off.
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User Info: wildog2006

wildog2006
4 months ago#7
Orestes417 posted...
Microsoft most certainly did not tell everyone not to use it.


https://www.howtogeek.com/173291/goodbye-microsoft-security-essentials-microsoft-now-recommends-you-use-a-third-party-antivirus/
Holly Stewart, the senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, said that Microsoft Security Essentials was just a “baseline” that’s designed to “always be on the bottom” of antivirus tests


Those specific words may not have come out of their mouth, but that's what was said.
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User Info: Knighted Dragon

Knighted Dragon
4 months ago#8
Orestes417 posted...
It's the baseline from which all other AVs should improve upon but sometimes don't. That being said it's massively better than nothing.


This. It's literally the base line Anti-virus. ANY virus that intends to function will have to beat the baseline anti-virus that comes with Windows. Which means, Windows Defender is absolutely not a front line of defense, it's just the basic safety measure.

Compare Windows Defender to home security. Windows Defender is like locking your front door. It will stop a casual thief, but won't do anything to a determined criminal who wants in. Something like BitDefender and Malwarebytes is like having cameras, security lights, door sensors etc.

wildog2006 posted...

Those specific words may not have come out of their mouth, but that's what was said.


Uh no? He's saying, Windows Defender is the base line anti-virus. Every other AV takes what Windows Defender has, and builds on it from there. He's not saying not to use Windows Defender, he's saying don't use it by itself without having a better product
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
4 months ago#9
That's what was said by people who didn't understand the statement. Defender IS designed to be the baseline, not to be a bad product. They expect that other AV companies will do some areas better yes, that's not the same thing as saying "don't use the software".
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User Info: Playsaver

Playsaver
4 months ago#10
What other antivirus don't disable windows defender when they are installed? I haven't seen one yet that didn't disable windows defender. (ok I'll give you Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. I'm not sure that is a full anti virus program or not.)
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