It is well rated. Updates happen invisibly nearly every day. It doesn't ruin the performance of the PC. It has all the things you'd want integrated into a Windows security tab in Settings.
I recommend that it with the free version of Malwarebytes run once a week or so.
Combined with reasonably safe surfing and not opening any suspicion emails and also not clicking on links with emails.
Windows defender disables it's background protection when a 3rd party AV is installed so as to not conflict with it. If you're using AVG free, I would advise just uninstalling it.I have AVG Free also and found it ok but occasionally it will make the cpu work hard but both windows defender and AVG seem to co exist without any problems
It is poor in comparison, I've been monitoring security testing sites on a monthly basis over the last 7 years and Windows Defender ALWAYS hits almost rock bottom for resource usage (big impact on your system), its detection is mediocre.. the best Anti-Virus programs are typically Bit-Defender, Kaspersky and Avira, they all have free versions too which usually just have fewer features, Norton is good too, it no longer hogs your system like it used to and has a good detection ratio, its my preference as I love the user interface and options available to me (such as the charts showing all installs, detections etc etc over time), but if I didn't use that then I would use Bit-Defender.Can someone tell me if the built-in anti-virus software that comes with 10 is any good? Thanks!
All I can say is I've had it on board ever since I first started using Windows 10 (i.e., from when it was first released) and have not been hit by any viruses. I should say, though, that I also have Malwarebytes running, but it could be each of those apps are looking for different kinds of 'infection'.Can someone tell me if the built in anti-virus software that comes with 10 is any good? Thanks!
Obviously you haven't been monitoring the last year or so.It is poor in comparison, I've been monitoring security testing sites on a monthly basis over the last 7 years and Windows Defender ALWAYS hits almost rock bottom for resource usage (big impact on your system), its detection is mediocre.. t
Before you download Kaspersky and install it - or if you all ready use it - I'd highly recommend you read this article!best Anti-Virus programs are typically Bit-Defender, Kaspersky and Avira
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