Windows 10: Does Windows10 require antivirus software?

Discus and support Does Windows10 require antivirus software? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I have an antivirus(Quick Heal) software installed because I had got a 3-year subscription for a very cheap price. But I have read that Windows10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/a-thang, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. Does Windows10 require antivirus software?


    I have an antivirus(Quick Heal) software installed because I had got a 3-year subscription for a very cheap price. But I have read that Windows10 particularly doesn't require antivirus software and Windows defender is sufficient. My subscription is ending and my laptop has gotten very slow for the past month. So for safe browsing and virus protection, do I need an antivirus?

    submitted by /u/a-thang
    [link] [comments]

    :)
     
    /u/a-thang, Oct 31, 2020
    #1
  2. Ṣmeed Win User

    Antivirus software

    -

    Windows comes with in-built Windows Defender Antivirus.

    You might want to read:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hub/4099151/windows-security-help


    especially:
    Stay protected with Windows Security


    Also see:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4466972/windows-10-antivirus-and-antimalware-software-faq


    Whether you want to use Windows Defender Antivirus or a third party product depends on your personal preferences.

    No matter on what you decide, you might want to download and run occasional scans with on-demand scanners...

    Suggest reading all of
    Answers to common security questions - Best Practices


    especially:

     
    Ṣmeed, Oct 31, 2020
    #2
  3. Sasqui Win User
    Overclocking / Undervolting guide for Vega 56 or 64?

    Here's a quick laundry list:

    List of software to use for overclocking and testing
    Examples:
    Wattman (and how to find and use it, like an overview, including profiles)
    Unigine Valley or Heaven (use this for quick testing while changing settings in Wattman and checking for stability / artifacts) ...just suggesting this
    How to monitor cores / mem speeds and temps during testing (I've seen screen overlays, and others using GPUz)

    Step-by step overclocking in Wattman
    Fan speeds
    Power limit
    Temp limit
    Voltages
    Core speeds
    Memory speeds
     
    Sasqui, Oct 31, 2020
    #3
  4. Smeed Win User

    Does Windows10 require antivirus software?

    Smeed, Oct 31, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Does Windows10 require antivirus software?

Loading...
  1. Does Windows10 require antivirus software? - Similar Threads - Does Windows10 require

  2. Does windows 10 has any requirement of antivirus

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Does windows 10 has any requirement of antivirus: Does windows 10 has any requirement of antivirus I have installed NPAV antivirus after installation the windows defender is showing a threat Win32/Vigua.A...
  3. antivirus software

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    antivirus software: Having used Norton, then McAfee and most recently Bitdefender in WIndows 10, I am back to Windows Defender. The vendors are apparently in a battle to add features, including VPN and backup, taking on wifi monitoring, and generally making it more difficult for me to work. I am...
  4. AntiVirus software service

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    AntiVirus software service: Does this service include good antivirus updates and cleaning? Thanks, Roger https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/antivirus-software-service/d1523fb6-5654-4fdb-b8b0-f95fca64a9fc
  5. antivirus software

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    antivirus software: I have deleted by antivirus software ,so can i get my antivirus software which i deleted . https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/all/antivirus-software/5b7ef14e-0f9a-40e5-962a-42d86f1f5186
  6. Antivirus software

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Antivirus software: Does Windows 10 need antivirus software? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/antivirus-software/e19871f3-f6a6-46f2-8952-e907b32d914c"
  7. Antivirus software

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Antivirus software: Do I need to buy antivirus software to protect my laptop computer? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/antivirus-software/3b20fd6e-b571-4331-8735-ee96256c299a"
  8. Antivirus software

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Antivirus software: I have two antivirus software running on my computer. How do I turn one off? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/antivirus-software/e132a80b-2d74-401f-8f6e-dfe9579f1d2b"
  9. Does Windows 10 Need Antivirus Software?

    in Windows 10 Tutorials
    Does Windows 10 Need Antivirus Software?: A matter of some debate is whether or not you actually need a third party antivirus program for Windows 10. This is because Windows 10 comes with its own Windows Defender antivirus software. The question is whether or not it’s enough for protecting your computer. The short...
  10. Antivirus software issues

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Antivirus software issues: Do i need to uninstall existing antivirus software while installing a Norton 360 Antivirus program ? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_other-protect_updating-windows_10/antivirus-software-issues/9de7b34c-b39b-4214-b28d-2658bbb77b00