IsMicrosoft Defender sufficient security ?

Reading through stuff about Windows 10, I get the impression that the Microsoft defender, perhaps is enough for your computer to be safe.
Is it true ?

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I'll go with no.

You want at least two scanners.
A scanner that is a favorite on these boards is 'malwarebytes'.
You can google that.
There is a free and a paid version so do some reading.
See which one fits.

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Nope. Check The Comparisons

Click on the link below and look at the chart.. Just below the chart is a type-written line that says: "Microsoft’s out-of-box protection: 93.1% (non-competitive)"

In the list, you'll see most of the other common AV programs rated. But remember, although some of the listed tools also pick up "some" of the other types of spyware/adware, a second "on-demand" scanner for malware is always a good option.

Also, the best malware protection tool is YOU.. Don't forget to practice safe computing.

Hope this helps.


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not really....

Windows Defender should probably be fine for most PCs, along with some common sense and other good security practices. However, if you’re regularly downloading pirated applications and engaging in other high-risk behaviors, you may want to skip Windows Defender and get something that does better against the collection of obscure malware samples used to test antivirus software.

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insight into security

Thank you guys. I feel much informed and shall follow the hints to keep my PC secure.

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