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3rd party Security / Anti-Virus program (AVAST) vs Windows Defender - Windows 10

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Just wondering what you guys think is better?

Stick with the built in Windows Defender anti virus / malware program or use a 3rd party such as AVAST for Windows 10???

Thanks
stareguy
Asked: 03:42 01/08/2016
megastar 03:42 01/08/2016
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I used Avast for a long time, but in all honesty I think Defender does a better job, IMO. Just my 2 cents worth.
stareguy 03:42 01/08/2016
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True. I came from Win 7 and always used Avast there so Windows Defender is new to me. Thanks for your input.

Does anyone else feel Windows Defender does a good enough job that no 3rd party program is needed?

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stareguy 03:42 01/08/2016
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stareguy 03:42 01/08/2016
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dr.sam 03:42 01/08/2016
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According to me, avast is better in keeping **** away during browsing but defender couldn't help there.
arijit 03:42 01/08/2016
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I have never user any antivirus after i upgraded to Windows 10. Defender is ok and no other software is required. Just keep updating your defender. Believe me, you don't need anything other than Defender.
poc 03:42 01/08/2016
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Never used any 3rd party antivirus since Windows 8... After more then 1 year of Windows 8/8.1 usage I tried to scan my PC with different security programs (Kaspersky, Avast, NOD32), nothing been found. So i kinda believe that Windows Defender is actually a good thing.
stareguy 03:42 01/08/2016
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Ok thanks people!! Feel free to share more input.

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jeff 03:42 01/08/2016
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It's hard to answer these kinds of threads because the level of protection is tied to your level of risk.

If you like off-roading, you'll need some springs and big tyres. If you stick to the main roads, you don't need much protection.
stareguy 03:42 01/08/2016
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Of course ^^ in my case no off roading. One more question.

How do you scan an individual file or folder with Windows Defender? I am used to right clicking a file or folder and pressing "Scan with (AVAST)" for example....I cant see any options to scan with Defender and I ONLY have defender installed. Any help?

3rd party Security / Anti-Virus program (AVAST) vs Windows Defender - Windows 10

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