Windows 10: Windows defender is actually good now

Discus and support Windows defender is actually good now in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; However you will have to do some digging around and make some changes but if you don't mind losing some performance in order to gain better security,... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by vgchat, May 1, 2020.

  1. vgchat Win User

    Windows defender is actually good now


    However you will have to do some digging around and make some changes but if you don't mind losing some performance in order to gain better security, than windows defender is actually a really good choice nowadays. Out of 860 new malware samples, only 4 seem to make it through. Giving WD a 99.53 pro active detection rating.



    :)
     
    vgchat, May 1, 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, May 1, 2020
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  3. Ron787 Win User
    Windows defender- is it good enough?

    Previous experience, no, windows defender will not cut it. Suggest third party anti-virus. I use Norton Security, but many others to choose from. Good Luck
     
    Ron787, May 1, 2020
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  4. Windows defender is actually good now

    How reinstall windows defender

    Hello LucianN1, my name is Irisdiel and I am an independent advisor.

    I suggest you follow the instructions down below.

    Step 1: Enable Windows defender from control panel

    1. Press Windows + X, Click on control panel.

    2. On right top corner click on View and then choose large items.

    3. Now from the list click on Windows Defender and try to enable it.

    If not try to enable it from services.

    Step 2: Enable Window defender from services.msc.

    1. Press Windows + R, to open run prompt.

    2. Type services.msc and press enter to open services list.

    3. Under services look from Windows defender service and start the service.

    I also suggest you refer to the link down below.

    URL:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/for...


    Hope this helps!

    Thank you and good luck,

    Regards- .
     
    Irisdiel H, May 1, 2020
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