Windows 10: Windows 10 Defender v 8.1 Defender

Discus and support Windows 10 Defender v 8.1 Defender in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Morning All, I wonder if someone could help me out. On 8.1 I've always used a paid for alternative to Defender, but on 10 I only run Defender (with... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by TechFan180, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. Windows 10 Defender v 8.1 Defender


    Morning All, I wonder if someone could help me out. On 8.1 I've always used a paid for alternative to Defender, but on 10 I only run Defender (with Malwarebytes as a back up). Are both versions on Defender the same or is there some very real differences between them. Renewal time is coming up and if Defender is just as good on 8.1 as it is on 10 I'll stick with that.

    Many Thanks

    :)
     
    TechFan180, Jul 23, 2020
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  2. Good alternative to Windows Defender on 8.1

    I had to do a format and reinstall on my main rig, and thought I may as well upgrade to 8.1. My only real gripe is my Downloads folder lagging like hell, which I've read is due to Windows Defender. Now I really like MSE/Windows Defender because it's unobtrusive and lets me do what I want to do without pissing me off. Several attempts to try another antivirus program have always resulted in me going back to MSE (either due to viral infection or general annoyance). The lagging, while not an issue per se, is annoying the hell out of me. So I'd like suggestions for a good, free alternative that will be unobtrusive, not try to block everything I want to do (I'm smart enough to know what I'm doing), and not make my PC lag even when running a schedules scan.

    Thanks.
     
    Red_Machine, Aug 4, 2020
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Aug 4, 2020
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  4. newtekie1 Win User

    Windows 10 Defender v 8.1 Defender

    Good alternative to Windows Defender on 8.1

    An easy way to see if Defender is the cause of the slow folder loading is to just disable Defender and open the folder. If it still does it, then it is Explorer being stupid, if it opens quickly then it is Defender.
     
    newtekie1, Aug 4, 2020
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