1. mr_master's Avatar
    How good is the built-in Windows Defender Antivirus in Windows 10? I'm currently using Kaspersky and considering switching to the built-in antivirus.
    05-12-2020 03:43 PM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    i personally use a combination of windows defender and malwarebytes free edition. i wouldnt suggest using windows defender as your only anti virus solution.

    malwarebytes does a great job and you can let windows defender run in the background and only scan using malwarebytes for occasional scans when you feel like.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/

    i will also suggest to use windows malware removal tool for periodic scans

    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=eBqCeH7Z

    and basically it all depends on your browsing habits but these should keep you safe anyway.
    05-12-2020 10:42 PM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I just use Bitdefender. No issues so far.
    05-16-2020 07:27 AM
  4. mr_master's Avatar
    I just use Bitdefender. No issues so far.
    I used to use the free version of Bitdefender, but their root certificate kept producing issues when trying to browse the Internet after a while. Might try it some day again, especially if I buy the paid version, but for now I will stick with Kaspersky. Kaspersky Free is pretty good, though occasionally there can be some notifications that are a bit annoying. Another option I might try is Malwarebytes, mentioned by the user above you.
    10-25-2020 10:07 AM
  5. me just saying's Avatar
    I see nothing wrong with using windows defender. That is what I use on my windows computers. In addition I have malwarebyts installed as a companion utility. Never had a problem with it. I have tried just about all of the free ones over the years and a couple of the retail ones.
    10-26-2020 06:30 AM
  6. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I use paid Bitdefender as well as Windows Defender on occasions.
    11-06-2020 03:58 AM
  7. Burandt80's Avatar
    I was going to ask the same question about how good Windows Defender is? I have been suggested on using Webroot, any takes this antivirus software?
    01-18-2021 02:37 PM

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