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Windows Defender and built-in Brandmauer effectiveness

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    Windows Defender and built-in Brandmauer effectiveness


    Hi, are there any comparsion tables of Windows Defender and any other AV product?
    Especially I am wondering about ESET NOD and Kaspersky.

    Also I am not sure in Windows Brandmauer's protection.
    Can I be advised to disable it and use other firewall instead?

    Thank you in advance.

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    I'm not aware of any comparison tables, but be careful when trusting those because they are almost always created by an AV vendor promoting their products over their competition. I test AV at a large Fortune 10 company and we use Symantec Endpoint Protection at work and almost all of us use Microsoft Security Essentials on Win7 and the built-in Windows Defender on Win8. I also use MalWareBytes at home. I cannot recommend any other products based upon our testing, that's really all I can say...
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    Sorry, I didn't realize the article I posted is 4 years old! MaximumPC had it on their site like it was just published!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Sorry, I didn't realize the article I posted is 4 years old! MaximumPC had it on their site like it was just published!
    I didn't too and have read it entirely
    Anyway thanks for participating.
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Windows Defender and built-in Brandmauer effectiveness
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