Is Windows Defender the best anti-virus?

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kekehuang Posts 18 Registration date Friday June 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen June 5, 2017 - Jun 3, 2017 at 04:01 AM
Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 - Jun 3, 2017 at 06:36 AM
Hello,

I was wondering what is the best anti-virus software and someone told me that actually Windows Defender of Windows 10 is the best anti-virus. No need to buy any other anti-virus software.

Is that true?

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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,176
Jun 3, 2017 at 05:27 AM
Hello

Personally, I use Kaspersky rather than Defender.
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kekehuang Posts 18 Registration date Friday June 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen June 5, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 at 05:38 AM
Does that mean that you don't think Windows Defender is the best choice?
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,176
Jun 3, 2017 at 05:55 AM
If I had choosen Defender I would use it, after all it's free.
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kekehuang Posts 18 Registration date Friday June 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen June 5, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 at 06:06 AM
360 Total Security is a good choice too. It works well and is totally free as well.
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,176
Jun 3, 2017 at 06:16 AM
What do you mean by working well ? Does detect viruses before you install them?
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kekehuang Posts 18 Registration date Friday June 2, 2017 Status Member Last seen June 5, 2017
Jun 3, 2017 at 06:21 AM
Yes it detects viruses just like all the anti-virus software.
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Ambucias Posts 47357 Registration date Monday February 1, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen February 15, 2023 11,176
Jun 3, 2017 at 06:36 AM
Well, if you are satisfied with it's malware detection ratings then use it.

Certainly I would stay away from any Norton/Symantec products, they create problems and their customer support is poor.
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