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    Now,realy,do i need an antivirus on this device?Does the windows defender has minimum security?I'm not willing to instal another antivirus,so please answer me..
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    Windows Defender is a baseline level of security. IMO it isn't good enough.
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    OK you scared me.
    I installed bitdefender free edition instead of microsoft's windows defender.
    Speed impact is minimal to nothing.

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    I have used things like MS Security Essentials or AVG Free for many years... To date, I have yet to get a virus, and this is with heavy internet usage since Win95 came out, downloading hundreds of Terabytes of movies, music and apps, etc... We are talking obscene amounts of browsing and downloading over the past decade and a half, and I have never had a virus issue on any of my PC's.

    Unless you are installing stupid apps without doing your homework, you should be fine.

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    But if you have an AV with poor detection rate, how do you know you never got a virus?

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    i dont run antivirus .. im my own antivirus haha ..
    best line of defense is end user imo

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    I just haven't. I have used other scanners in the past, from all the major companies. I would occasionally scan with Trend Micro's online scanner.

    I just have not had issues, because I know how to manage my machines. It's people like my mom that seem to get slammed with Virii all the time because her dopey friends keep sending her forwards from other dopey people, etc...

    So now I just use the one that Windows includes, I don't install things that I don't know the author of, and that seems to cover it.

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    I can understand why people are afraid of viruses on their most precious devices. I have had a few types of anti-virus apps on my devices over the years and i found out that the most "light" oones do the best work. I used to have avira (free) but since it gives me a lot of problems with the latest versions i switched to avast, free. Will i be 100% safe: NO, will i get a warning if something stupid (user end as stated before): YES. Simple and efective. I use a lot of internet and untill today had only ONE big problem it implicated formatting my pc but once again it was USER ERROR RELATED !!! I just install it for precaution.....

    Asus T100TA, 64 Gb with Avast....

    P.S: most of us are firewalled through a router so with minimal protection at start-up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SquireSCA View Post
    I just haven't. I have used other scanners in the past, from all the major companies. I would occasionally scan with Trend Micro's online scanner.

    I just have not had issues, because I know how to manage my machines. It's people like my mom that seem to get slammed with Virii all the time because her dopey friends keep sending her forwards from other dopey people, etc...

    So now I just use the one that Windows includes, I don't install things that I don't know the author of, and that seems to cover it.
    There are ways to be compromised without installing anything. Vulnerabilities still exist in Windows, web browsers, the underlying services, etc Call me paranoid, but I'm still worried about the virii that get past safe usage practices. So for that, I don't think any MS AV will do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post
    But if you have an AV with poor detection rate, how do you know you never got a virus?
    These days, you can get them via driveby installation from random ads on perfectly safe sites. That's why you need a good AV and regularly scan with anti-malware software. No amount of safe browsing will protect you from an infected ad.

 

 
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