1. googler003's Avatar
    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
    07-30-2015 09:48 PM
  2. Pete's Avatar
    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.
  3. tmoore71's Avatar
    I used Avast for a long time, but in all honesty I think Defender does a better job, IMO. Just my 2 cents worth.
    07-30-2015 10:33 PM
  4. googler003's Avatar
    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?

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-31-2015 12:12 AM
  5. googler003's Avatar
    (Triplicate thread merged)
    Last edited by gpobernardo; 08-01-2015 at 11:23 PM.
    07-31-2015 12:20 AM
  6. googler003's Avatar
    (Duplicate Thread Merged)
    Last edited by gpobernardo; 08-01-2015 at 11:22 PM.
    07-31-2015 12:22 AM
  7. namy_grooves's Avatar
    According to me, avast is better in keeping **** away during browsing but defender couldn't help there.
    07-31-2015 12:23 AM
  8. TechnoReact's Avatar
    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.
    07-31-2015 04:53 AM
  9. MonsterVlad's Avatar
    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.
    07-31-2015 06:59 AM
  10. googler003's Avatar
    Ok thanks people!! Feel free to share more input.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    07-31-2015 08:07 AM
  11. Pete's Avatar
    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.
    gpobernardo likes this.
    07-31-2015 08:37 AM
  12. googler003's Avatar
    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?
    07-31-2015 08:53 AM
  13. David Feifer's Avatar
    You can try this.. How Scan any File or Folder Using Windows 8?s Built-in Anti-Virus

    By default Windows defender scans all files downloaded from an untrustworthy source. (Internet)
    googler003 likes this.
    07-31-2015 09:35 AM

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