should I buy anti-virus

faisalalkusayer

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I have a Windows 10 (pro) been using it for 1 year now, can I count on my windows defender (built-in antivirus) or should I buy one? like, is the windows built-in anti-virus enough?
 

USAFRet

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And you need a backup. Somewhere...anywhere.[/quotemsg]

why tho? can my PC format it self or something?

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Why do you need a backup?

Hard drive dies
Cat walks across the keyboard
Toddler knocks the laptop off the desk
You accidentally format the wrong drive or partition
You accidentally delete something
Lightning strike 2 houses over fries the power in your house, corrupting the data on your drive
Ransomware
Something a "friend" sent you, that he swore was safe
Accidentally unplugging it during an OS update

That's just the things I thought of in the first 30 seconds...

The question is rather...why NOT have a backup situation in place?
 

Ztdutxjgxgtu

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Of coz online storage is never safe.
All these defenders, firewalls scan and block what it think it is virus , and most of the time it just prompt a warning and do nothing.
Or it deletes some dll files in my games /game editors so i cannot run,

I really had bad experience especially on older pc, antivirus use lots of resources
 

faisalalkusayer

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I will buy the anti-virus from a nearby Computer shop I think it's out 20$ for a full year alot of choices too
 

Ztdutxjgxgtu

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Yes
If you are new to pc, do not know what you are doing.will niot reinstall windows, have very important documents, (photo)

No
If you do regular backups.
There are many free anti virus softeares.
 

faisalalkusayer

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I know what I'm doing but just to be safe I'm asking. also, I've been using laptops my whole life besides this year I've switched to PC also I never do backups this PC is my phone's backup has 4000+ photos that I don't feel like putting them in online storages so my PC seems the safest option,

but the question here is, what does windows defends offer that other anti-virus softwares don't offer?


 

USAFRet

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No single antivirus product will detect "everything".
Yes, you do need an AV tool. Defender is OK.
If you get something else, it does not need to be a paid one. I use BitDefender.
No, they don't use a lot of the system resources. (unless you're doing ti wrong)

And you need a backup. Somewhere...anywhere.
 
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