Is window 10 defender enough to protect my PC

Is window 10 defender enough to protect my PC, if not what is the strongest recommended security shall I install
Dr.Abdulwahab Al-anesiProjects Information Technology ManagerAsked:
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cwstad2Commented:
Windows defender is a great product but if you have other products available then I would look to use those in addition.  If you are a home user then look at AVG free.  It's compatible with Windows 10 and does the job as good as the paid for antivirus products
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MisbahCommented:
windows defender provide good protection , I rely on it in my windows 10 . I tested it and  it caught  viruses , spyware and keyloggers. I have a license for another antivirus but I decided to keep windows defender only.

no antivirus is enough honestly but windows defender provide solid protection.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you are very careful, it is probably enough.

However, I use Symantec Endpoint Protection V12.1.6 which (arguably) provides better protection overall. The two do not coexist, so Windows Defender is turned off on my Windows 10 Pro machine.
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
The best defense is a strong offense.  Be very careful no matter what product you use.  Open only attachments that you were expecting.  Do not click links without hovering over them to see where they actually go.  Do not search the internet for things  you would not want your 5 year old daughter to find.

Better to wash your hands and stay out of the sewer than to have to take antibiotics afterwards.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
I agree WD is strong,  but should be supplemented. Use the suggestions above or the newest version of MBAM Pro.
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jhyieslaCommented:
As others have pointed out; no. Nothing wrong with Defender, but...

And it's more than a good AV or anti-malware program:

Here's what you need:

1. Good AV software: Defender is OK, but look at others.  most name-brand AV products are OK.
2. Install and run MalwareBytes often.
3. Think smart - Don't click on things you know you shouldn't click on or go to web sites that you know you shouldn't go to.
4. Be paranoid about any link or attachment you get.  Examine the email to see if it makes sense.  Hover your mouse over any link before clicking on it to see what's actually under the link.
5. Use some email filtering system; either one your purchase or if your ISP has one; make use of it.
6. Create a separate email account that you use to sign up for crap on the Internet so that your good one doesn't get inundated with garbage.

Think layers of protection.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
I agree layered protection is almost always the answer.  Take a look at my article on multilayered security.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18444/Multilayered-Computer-Security.html
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Be careful about using Defender with other products at the same time. Some (like Symantec) turn Defender off.
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Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
I admit to not having fully tested the multilayered approach on windows 10. I would have tested Symantec myself,  but my institution had not upgraded our version. I have tried MBAM and several others mentioned in the article with good results.

One of the biggest pieces of any security implementation is user education,  and generally the hardest as well.  The person using the computer can inadvertently defeat everything you put in place with a single click.
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Dr.Abdulwahab Al-anesiProjects Information Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You got lots of answers.  Specifically, Defender is OK, but a top grade commercial product is better, AND, use your common sense to protect your computer.
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Dr.Abdulwahab Al-anesiProjects Information Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
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Dr.Abdulwahab Al-anesiProjects Information Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for awahab595's comment #a40953589

for the following reason:

I am now trying AVG
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cwstad2Commented:
I object to this question being closed, as many members made an effort to provide a solution to your question. I even suggested AVG in my first post, in  my mind this isnt how contributing members should be rewarded
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Dr.Abdulwahab Al-anesiProjects Information Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So after all this time, you select ONE post as the answer and it is not even the answer - it was the objection
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Dr.Abdulwahab Al-anesiProjects Information Technology ManagerAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I have used the VIPRE
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

I have purchased VIPRE
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