is windows defender enough protection for my computer?
do i need additional antivirus software for my computer if i already have windows defender installed? i have windows vista and windows defender came with it. currently i also have kaspersky installed as well but someone has told me that i don't need it since i already have windows defender. is this true?
- 9 years agoBest Answer
Windows defender is definitely NOT enough protection for your computer.
At a minimum, a comprehensive anti-virus suite and a firewall at the very minimum.
Do you surf the internet a lot? Then you should have a hard ware and software firewall installed-(I.E. a hardware fire wall) in the form of a router or switch that prevents intrusion into your operating system and PC and a soft ware based firewall, such as windows firewall or a purpose made firewall such as Zone alarm or one that is bundled into a Internet security suite Like Norton Internet security or Kapersky's Internet security 2011.
be careful though you cannot run windows firewall and another firewall, the will conflict with each other and cause issues.Source(s): World wide web and experience
- Anonymous4 years ago
Windows Defender on Windows 8 is Microsoft Security Essentials, which is still not good. Just because Windows 8 is a new Operating System does not mean it is immune to viruses, no OS is perfect. Pick one of these antiviruses (ONE) Avira Antivir BitDefender Kapersky Avast! Antivirus A Anti-Malware will help as extra protection for your computer if your antivirus misses it: (Pick one) Malwarebytes SUPERAntispyware Spybot Search And Destroy Third-party firewall with HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System) will be nice as well. COMODO Firewall Make sure to keep your Operating System up to date, do the same for your security software. Pop-Up and adblocker: Adblock for Chrome, FireFox, Safari, and Opera (Other browsers too) -Elian Sorry it is long, I like to keep the text organized.
- Anonymous9 years ago
No, I have never seen Windows Defender do anything.
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- Mike SLv 79 years ago
Windows Defender only has a 60% detection rate...horrible....Uninstall or delete it.....Download and install these 2 FREE programs in its place....
- Giedrius MLv 69 years ago
No. Get Microsoft security essentials and a decent firewall ( comodo's for example).
- Rab.Lv 79 years ago
Hi msnk2007 I would run both unless they begin to conflict with one another. I hope this helps,all the best. Rab
- Anonymous9 years ago
NO !! THAT DOESN'T WORKS