"As good as" is infinitely subjective...but Defender plus safe browsing habits will yield great results.
I can almost guarantee that doing so will end your update issues..(and make sure you use the uninstall utility)and generally result in a better running OS.Maybe I need to uninstall with Norton remover and then see if updates work.
Some people may say it's subjective, but I would much rather have WD than any of the others. They have an expiration date on them, and when that date comes, they will take you down a rabbit hole trying to make sure you renew. They tell you your system is infected, and then, they infect it. That's all of the ones you named. And if it is the "new" AVG, don't take the free trial. You'll need to reinstall Windows to get rid of it! I just finished a horror story with that dog tonight!
So does Norton....McAfee is also a sod to get rid off if you run it. as soon as I purchase new laptop with it installed I remove it straight away and use Defender. no problems at all and laptop free from bugs etc and fast. McAfee if you have it will nag you to death to upgrade and buy,
Thing is, strangely enough, WD will incorporate another AV as the primary, and run scans on it, periodically, to "check" it. The craziest thing I have ever heard of. A real "Microsoft moment"!So does Norton....
The worst thing someone can do is to install several AV programs/apps AND run them at the same time, meaning to have the real time protection running at the same time..
Hi Grizzly,The worst thing someone can do is to install several AV programs/apps AND run them at the same time, meaning to have the real time protection running at the same time..
I used to think that too, until I saw the message on the WD page saying that 'AVG is the primary AV system.' And that 'WD would scan periodically' the system and AVG. Crazy, but true. I wouldn't expect that behavior with McAfee, Norton. I wouldn't recommend any of those for Windows 10. WD is designed for the OS, and that one works with it.Hi Grizzly,
apart from WD, if you install another AV app on top of another, it will most likely crash the system almost immediately as each sees the other as an attack and most likely will freeze the system or at best, slow it to a crawl.
Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?
You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
|Windows defender security center||0|
|Windows Defender Offline Scan Not Working at 17763.167||3|
|Windows Defender Threat found (No removal options).||8|
|Windows Defender & scanning USBs/external drives.||3|
|SOLVED How to harden Windows Defender in Windows 10||1|
|Virus & threat protection showing at load up on Windows Defender||0|
|Can I use Windows Defender and another Anti-Virus?||22|
|Windows defender thinks my pc is being "Handled by another AV program" but it's not||8|