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    Exclamation Windows Defender, Is that enough for my PC?

    We all know the Windows Defender. It's the default antivirus that comes along with Windows 10. But I've always doubted its performance, even though I've been using just that for the past few months to verify its functionality.
    Surprisingly, I don't see any difference. It protects my system just as any other 3rd part software would do. So my question is, why do we go for other antivirus software when we have Windows Defender?
    Does it have any disadvantages that I'm not aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobi View Post
    We all know the Windows Defender. It's the default antivirus that comes along with Windows 10. But I've always doubted its performance, even though I've been using just that for the past few months to verify its functionality.
    Surprisingly, I don't see any difference. It protects my system just as any other 3rd part software would do. So my question is, why do we go for other antivirus software when we have Windows Defender?
    Does it have any disadvantages that I'm not aware of?
    Windows defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution. It currently as exploit guard as well. But it still miss some threats, full scan slow down your PC, and some of the security features available in windows defender such as Microsoft's SmartScreen filter, Email attachments blocker works only with Microsoft products. If you require additional protection I would recommend Malwarebytes Premium. Unlike traditional antivirus programs, Malwarebytes is good at finding “potentially unwanted programs” (PUPs) and other junkware. As of version 3.0, it also contains an anti-exploit feature, which aims to block common exploits in programs, even if they are zero-day attacks that have never seen before like those nasty Flash zero-day attacks. It also contains anti-ransomware, to block extortion attacks like CryptoLocker. Traditional antivirus will block or quarantine harmful programs that find their way to your computer, while Malwarebytes attempts to stop harmful software from ever reaching your computer in the first place. Since it doesn’t interfere with traditional antivirus programs, I recommend you run both programs for the best protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Windows defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution. It currently as exploit guard as well. But it still miss some threats, full scan slow down your PC, and some of the security features available in windows defender such as Microsoft's SmartScreen filter, Email attachments blocker works only with Microsoft products. If you require additional protection I would recommend Malwarebytes Premium. Unlike traditional antivirus programs, Malwarebytes is good at finding “potentially unwanted programs” (PUPs) and other junkware. As of version 3.0, it also contains an anti-exploit feature, which aims to block common exploits in programs, even if they are zero-day attacks that have never seen before like those nasty Flash zero-day attacks. It also contains anti-ransomware, to block extortion attacks like CryptoLocker. Traditional antivirus will block or quarantine harmful programs that find their way to your computer, while Malwarebytes attempts to stop harmful software from ever reaching your computer in the first place. Since it doesn’t interfere with traditional antivirus programs, I recommend you run both programs for the best protection.
    That's useful, Thank you Neo. Actually, having 2 antivirus programs at the same time, is it safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gobi View Post
    That's useful, Thank you Neo. Actually, having 2 antivirus programs at the same time, is it safe?
    Absolutely Fine. Windows defender works as an Antivirus where Malware byte will work as an Anti-malware. But some anti viruses will slow down your PC. That's why I recommend to keep windows defender with malware-bytes.

    Difference between Antivirus and Anti- Malware

    What's the difference between antivirus and anti-malware? | Malwarebytes Labs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Absolutely Fine. Windows defender works as an Antivirus where Malware byte will work as an Anti-malware. But some anti viruses will slow down your PC. That's why I recommend to keep windows defender with malware-bytes.

    Difference between Antivirus and Anti- Malware

    What's the difference between antivirus and anti-malware? | Malwarebytes Labs
    Thank you Neo! Great help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Absolutely Fine. Windows defender works as an Antivirus where Malware byte will work as an Anti-malware. But some anti viruses will slow down your PC. That's why I recommend to keep windows defender with malware-bytes.

    Difference between Antivirus and Anti- Malware

    What's the difference between antivirus and anti-malware? | Malwarebytes Labs
    Yes Neo, I have a headache about proxy malware recent days and I wondering why my anti-virus isn't find it as a thread. Then I get to know about malware-bytes, and It's working fine. I installed ESet and Malwarebytes on my PC, is that harmful ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by assassin View Post
    Yes Neo, I have a headache about proxy malware recent days and I wondering why my anti-virus isn't find it as a thread. Then I get to know about malware-bytes, and It's working fine. I installed ESet and Malwarebytes on my PC, is that harmful ??
    Its not harmful. you can use both. but sometimes your windows may highlight that you're using additional antivirus, if windows defender also active. This is to avoid low performance of your machine. If you encounter this issue, you can simply deactivate windows defender and continue to use ESET + Malwarebytes.

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