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Windows Defender ranked one of the best antivirus solutions

By midian182 · 36 replies
Aug 12, 2019
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  1. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 820   +324

    I would think that the best security strategy is a series of maleware detectors where each searches for different exploits. Picture a series of nets, each finer as the one before moving from the outer towards your connection. Simpler exploits (outer) to the most complex inner (your computer). A Load balancing of security measures so as to not bring communications to a crawl. Utilizing DNS security to filter suspicious websites so they don't appear in your searches. Next, a network router that would filter something like disallowed connections, ,DDOS attacks (if that's possible, IDK), .Then a network security appliance that filters suspicious packets and MITM attacks. Maybe heuiristics, but probably not here. Your computer should be able to handle the rest. But it won't have as nearly as much to do.
    beardrinksbeer likes this.
  2. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +166

    I have been using Bitdefender for about 5-6 years now for home/personal purposes. I have tried many other AV solutions before, and I sticked to this one because back in the days this was the most gamer friendly with no compromise on protection. Today it has a brilliant Privacy protection feature set. You can even install a plugin for Chrome/Firefox/etc... to completely block trackers. Using the tracker blocking tool along with a proper VPN can really grant you a good level of confidence regarding your online privacy.
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  3. RaXoR

    RaXoR TS Addict Posts: 153   +115

    I use and have been using Kaspersky for years now. Never had any issues. I wouldn't trust Defender even if I got paid to use it.
    beardrinksbeer likes this.
  4. DukeJukem

    DukeJukem TS Booster Posts: 101   +55

    yea bro I clearly don't know anything yet I know windows defender is the culprit that stops me from accessing certain folders and editing certain things in the registry. I bet you don't even know how to properly delete the built in windows bloatware apps or even turn windows defender completely off like I do. you may have a guess now that you read my first post but I still doubt it. I guarantee I know more about computers than you do bud. don't try to talk down to me because I laugh at windows defender being labeled as a good antivirus. if something is built into your operating system that prevents you from doing the things you want and you have to go through a plethera of hoops to get it disabled then thats considered malware. get out of my face and learn something. you're also right, I do have a hidden agenda. that agenda is to not have any garbage on windows 10 that I don't want and I will get rid of it. I'm not telling people what to do here bud just stating an opinion and I dont care if you dont like it.
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,524   +1,987

    This is so funny, a random guy is saying to someone with years and years of experience (actual work not some hobbyist) that changing a registry somehow qualifies him to give advice about AV solutions and other IT related problems.. If this is your argument then you clearly don't know anything about this topic and are just spouting nonsense.

    Stopping windows defender is child's play and why you even need to do so (beyond some extremely niche situation that nobody will ever see unless he actively tries to), is beyond me. You can't blame me for saying that you have a hidden agenda when you clearly have one.

    But please, do tell us more how a security feature meant to secure the things you are trying to change is stopping you from changing those things. Tell us more about your amazing hacking skills.

    Believe it or not, writing an "opinion" as if it's a fact is not how you get the message across. And your "issues" are not related at all with how good the defender is for normal users that don't even know what a registry is. Instead of saying what is better, your "opinion" is that people should turn it off because it stopped you from changing some random thing. Color me unimpressed by your home schooled "professionalism".
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
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  6. DukeJukem

    DukeJukem TS Booster Posts: 101   +55

    I like how you think working with antivirus software for companies is actual work and not a hobby. lol. not hard to do man. go weld and lift heavy stuff for a living and get back to me about what real work is.
  7. DukeJukem

    DukeJukem TS Booster Posts: 101   +55

  8. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,524   +1,987

    No dude, I don't work with "AV software for companies". I'm just a simple developer with many years of experience in the IT industry. I take pride in what I do so don't go insulting my intelligence and experience just because your home hacking project failed because defender was up and running on windows 10.

    And again, you are making zero arguments and just dodging the topic. What part of Windows Defender is bad besides blocking you from d*cking around in the registry (we don't even know if that was even the problem you were actually having)? Because you seem to be so sure that it doesn't work... it's as if you are the one who wrote the code for it.

    If you can't give proper arguments then all you are doing is insulting me and everybody else just because you can't get your warped "opinion" across.
  9. gollum21

    gollum21 TS Enthusiast Posts: 44   +14

    Yes, I am using Bitdefender since leaving Windows Defender. And yes Malwarebytes isn't specifically for viruses but it does detect some and ironically detected viruses Windows Defender missed entirely. Which is even worse. I even double checked Windows Defender to make sure it wasn't disabled or something before I replaced it.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  10. Apogee777

    Apogee777 TS Member Posts: 22

    Who gets viruses anyway?
    Haven't had one in a decade - Win10 has done something right...
    Miners are a small problem though, got rid of a couple of "soundmixer.exe"s but that was my risk on torrents. and the firewall told me about it.
    I highly recommend "windows firewall control" recently purchased by Malwarebytes.
    Set it to "learning Mode" and your good to go :)
  11. ddferrari

    ddferrari TS Maniac Posts: 413   +189

    Of COURSE their free trial "found" things that defender supposedly missed. Don't you realize they're trying to scare you into buying the PAID version?
  12. Johntechdreamer

    Johntechdreamer TS Rookie Posts: 21

    I wish all the big AV home software would just look different than they have for so long. They seem stuck in a rut to me. I hate all those pages of endless settings. Like a lot of home consumers I don't care about all that junk and I definitely don't want to spend time learning about them. I just want it to work good and have animations that tell me the things I care about.

    Like it would be nice if they showed me with simple fun animations what software is sending and receiving bits when my pc is churning so I don't get frustrated. Fun animations for scanning and updating would be nice too. Even animations for scheduling updating or other AV stuff. I mean why not make home user AV software with a look home users would enjoy?

    I suspect that with all things being somewhat equal as they are today. Most home users would end up buying the AV software whose animations looked most appealing to them lol. I know I would.

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