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Old 14-10-17, 10:46
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Default Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

What anti virus do you use? I use Avast free and Malwarebytes.

I am asking because a recent How to Geek article suggested that within Windows 10; Defender and Malwarebytes is pretty much all you need, the article suggested that some anti virus progs are now so bloated that defender is a much better bet.

I do agree that anti-virus progs are bloated and offer stuff you don't need that slow the PC down, what do others here think about this subject.

You can read the article in question here https://www.howtogeek.com/225385/wha...r-good-enough/

(I should point out that it does seem very much an advert for malwarebytes)
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Old 14-10-17, 11:34
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Default Re: Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

I have Malwarebytes Premium and Avast Free. Happy with both. Never been keen on Defender,
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Old 14-10-17, 12:58
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Default Re: Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

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I have Malwarebytes Premium and Avast Free. Happy with both. Never been keen on Defender,
Same here. No problems at all having used both together for a very long time.
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Old 14-10-17, 13:11
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Default Re: Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

As long as you don't mind the eternal nagging that Avast throws at you. I only use Defender, which is a far better program these days than it used to be, and Malwarebytes free. I haven't EVER had a virus but I do get malware occasionally but a monthly run of Malwarebytes takes care of it.

Whatever you use just remember that none of them, including Defender, is 100% effective so back up, back up, and backup, to somewhere else other than your computer.
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Old 14-10-17, 13:19
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Default Re: Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

On my main laptop I use Malwarebytes Premium and Defender.

I also have CCleaner Pro,SAS and AdwCleaner.

No problems so far and I'm happy to keep using this combination.
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Old 14-10-17, 13:21
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Default Re: Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

W10 - Windows Defender & occasional scan with Malwarebytes/Emsisoft (free) & Adwcleaner for the odd PUP.

W7 - AVAST Free & similar scans as for W10
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Old 15-10-17, 18:03
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Default Re: Is Defender and Malwarebytes all you need.

ZoneAlarm Free Anti-virus and Firewall which uses Kaspersky's AV definitions.
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