Monday, December 28, 2015

Here's why I don't use Microsoft's "Windows Defender".....


This screenshot was taken during the early stages of re-installing this Win-10 Pro this morning, and as you see, Bitdefender (not to be confused with the "Defender" built into Microsoft's operating systems!) found some nasty malware inside a Microsoft system file, and removed it.

This is a good example of why the experts will tell you that Microsoft's own security program, "Windows Defender", is not up to the task it tries to do, and that's why you need something else that really works.

I have three "something elses". I have Bitdefender Free Antivirus, Malwarebytes Premium, and Superantispyware Pro. These all work happily together, and they each do the job they were intended to do. Bitdefender is a highly rated antivirus, Malwarebytes catches things that an antivirus doesn't usually see, and also blocks incoming malware items before they get into the system, and shows their IP Address, so you can find out where they came from if you wish - and Superantispyware, even though the name seems a bit "Mickey Mouse", is really good at grabbing those tracking cookies, and cleaning them out. And speaking of those, there have been times when it found over 400 in one day! Seems quite unbelievable, doesn't it? That's why I have it. It really kicks ass. And with all three of those programs, my system is quite well protected.

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