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Malwarebytes and Windows Defender on Windows 10

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Hi Security Experts,

I've been using MSE and MBAM on W7 for many years, both with real-time protection enabled. They play nicely together and, as far as I can tell, they're providing good anti-virus/anti-malware protection.

My understanding is that Windows Defender in the current W10 (1909) is a significantly improved product. For home computers (not on a domain), do you think that WD by itself is sufficient protection or would it be better to run MBAM (with real-time protection), too?

Btw, while doing some web research before posting this, I saw that some folks are recommending MBAM without real-time protection, that is, run MBAM manually every so often (or when there's a problem) to check up on WD. But I'm wondering if it's OK to run MBAM with its real-time protection — will that conflict with WD? Thanks, Joe
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