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Windows Defender Good or Bad?

  1. #1

    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit

    Windows Defender Good or Bad?

    This a pretty general question, but has Defender been pretty successful?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64

    Windows Defender hasn't done so well in recent tests by various organizations that test antivirus software.. Just do a search for it and make up your own mind.
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  3. #3

    Used it since the beta MSE days

    no problems here
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes scan at least once a week. As Steve Martin (The Jerk) would say, it's all I need.
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  5. #5

    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise

    Windows Defender has served me well over the past few months. I would say for the average user who doesn't engage in malicious activity, Windows Defender is just fine.
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  6. #6

    Posts : 68
    Windows 8 64bit

    Thanks for the input. I had used McAfee probably ever since it came out, but their service and etc as far as keeping my account updated and just getting tired of working with them so thought I would look into Defender.
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