Anti malware and windows defender enough?

Sep 10, 2018
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Anti malware and windows defender enough for windows 10 ?

Another question Malwarebytes can slow my pc down
Or it make games fps lower ?
Thaanks
 

androbourne

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Depends on what you mean "enough" in the tech world there is no 100% way to protect your system. Its called risk migration. The best way to perform the risk migration is by adding addition layers of protection.

So while having Windows Defender and Anti Malware is good, having Windows Defender, Anti Malware, good Anti-Virus (ontop of Windows Defender), anti-adware, anti-spyware and a good firewall is even better.

More layers of protection the lower risk you are of an attack. Again, no way to 100% protect yourself unless you disconnect from the internet. The whole idea of risk migration is to add so many layers of protection that it wouldn't be worth it to a hacker to exploit you so they move onto other fish.

P.S.
And these programs may slow down your system if it is running a scan while you game. So make sure to have it run scans outside of your gaming hours like 3-5am.
 

geofelt

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Malware and viruses come in primarily through social engineering.
If you are prone to opening unknown emails or links, then you are exposed.
Ditto for visiting porn sites and such.

Defender does a good job of detecting known viruses. More sophisticated apps will try to detect new "in the wild" viruses.
That takes more resources and may have an impact.
Same thing for malwarebytes monitoring. I find an occasional scan of malware bytes to be sufficient.

Regardless of your security approach, you should have a plan in place for EXTERNAL backup of anything you value.
 

Avast-Team

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geofelt bring up some good points! From our perspective, Avast works hard to not only detect "known" threats but also to detect threats in the wild, and there's several ways we do this.

For example, CyberCapture analyzes unknown files leveraging our AI on the back end to "stop" a potentially malicious file and capture it before it can do damage to your system. Behavior Shield works in real time to examine processes and such that may be acting maliciously. There's a lot more details on how these different security layers work, here!

Also, keep in mind that a high quality and trusted antivirus program with proactive detection shouldn't have any noticeable performance impact on your system. See https://www.av-comparatives.org :)
 
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