How good is Windows 10 Defender

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How good is Windows 10 Defender

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Currently I use Avast on W7 ... plus Defender still does 'its thing'.
Reviews of W10 security are reasonably positive about the new Microsoft Defender operating with various browser security features.
Should I continue with Avast after upgrading to W10 or just rely on good practice, Defender and the excellent 'off line' free Malwarebytes :scratch:
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I've been using Windows Defender plus free MalwareyBytes since I switched to Windows 10 in July, and I had been using the same combination on Windows 8.1 before. Never had a single infection (but I'm very cautious when browsing).
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Thanks Hans.

I think that I will also trash Avast as soon as I have installed W10 on my maching and rely on the built in Defender and Malwarebytes. My W10 'experience will hopefully commence within a few weeks ... just waiting for the bad weather to start here so that I can 'justify' the time needed :grin:

Out of interest I have found this very good:
https://youtu.be/1TneCqdEZuU

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I have been using Defender on my 8.1 laptop now for about 2 years and now on the W10 machine.
I am so far behind, I think I am First :evilgrin:
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Thanks for input Dave.
Its a case of 'great minds think alike' :grin:
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There are numerous reports of Avast causing problems with Win10. You may want to uninstall Avast immediately after backing up your system and before beginning the upgrade.

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Hei Joe ... yes, I plan to remove Avast prior W10 install and then continue with Defender plus Malwarebytes.
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HansV wrote:I've been using Windows Defender plus free MalwareyBytes ...
Thanks for the reminder! :thumbup:
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