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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2019, 09:36:38 AM »
So is Defender safe to use for protection in folks eyes
Of course it is, Defender in Windows 10 provides excellent protection and it's not necessary to have Malwarebytes running in real time, heck! I don't think I've used my Malwarebytes Pro once in the last year or more :)

Using the built in Edge Browser also adds some extra security via Windows SmartScreen plus it includes "InPrivate" for banking and such where you don't want your details tracked.

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2019, 11:44:21 AM »
what happening i only said basic things
now you wanted :D
Avast VS Defender Comparative By Professional58
Avast! | Microsoft Windows Defender
Behaivoral Detection: Good | Nope
Self-Defence System: Good | Good
Antivirus Protection Skipping(crypters etc.): Viruses Can't escape from Avast (%99) | Viruses can drink a tea with windows defender xD (bad)
Web Protection: Phishing Protection good, Web threat blocking good | Windows Defender is trash
Bugs Status: Avast better than windows defender
User Interface: Avast so confusing and default options of avast very bad to protection (i sent a improvement to avast if they think) | Windows Defender So Easy

Total Points: Avast = 9 (to bad settings 1 point low) | Windows Defender = 1 (Only a Basic Protection, 1 point very for defender already)
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2019, 08:33:07 PM »
Well according to this Mr. Best Cyber Security Expert ,Defender is better than Avast.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369979/windows-defender-achieves-best-antivirus-status

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2019, 09:03:21 PM »
Well according to this Mr. Best Cyber Security Expert ,Defender is better than Avast.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369979/windows-defender-achieves-best-antivirus-status
Using an old link that doesn't work isn't very persuasive. :)
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2019, 02:23:59 AM »
Its not old, from August 6, 2019. I screwed up I guess posting the link, just copy and paste it in your browse to view.

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2019, 09:59:52 AM »
Its not old, from August 6, 2019. I screwed up I guess posting the link, just copy and paste it in your browse to view.

Somehow or other the URL you posted had FTP (not HTTPS) at the start of the underlying URL and not what was shown on the screen.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369979/windows-defender-achieves-best-antivirus-status

This one works.
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #36 on: August 11, 2019, 03:38:02 PM »
One good report also doesn't make it the top of the class.
Those test scores vary from month to month.
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2019, 01:43:48 PM »
Well according to this Mr. Best Cyber Security Expert ,Defender is better than Avast.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369979/windows-defender-achieves-best-antivirus-status
Windows Defender lower than avast
it is guarenteed from me.
i will do a test and share it here with screenshots we can look windows defender vs avast :)
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2019, 02:59:20 PM »
Windows Defender lower than avast
it is guarenteed from me.
i will do a test and share it here with screenshots we can look windows defender vs avast :)
Results from legitimate and professional testing companies are quite welcome, If your personal tests are like your personal opinions below then they're not even believable and are completely amateur without facts and figures
Avast VS Defender Comparative By Professional58
Avast! | Microsoft Windows Defender
Behaivoral Detection: Good | Nope
Self-Defence System: Good | Good
Antivirus Protection Skipping(crypters etc.): Viruses Can't escape from Avast (%99) | Viruses can drink a tea with windows defender xD (bad)
Web Protection: Phishing Protection good, Web threat blocking good | Windows Defender is trash
Bugs Status: Avast better than windows defender
User Interface: Avast so confusing and default options of avast very bad to protection (i sent a improvement to avast if they think) | Windows Defender So Easy

Total Points: Avast = 9 (to bad settings 1 point low) | Windows Defender = 1 (Only a Basic Protection, 1 point very for defender already)

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2019, 03:01:18 PM »
Windows Defender lower than avast
it is guarenteed from me.
i will do a test and share it here with screenshots we can look windows defender vs avast :)
Results from legitimate and professional testing companies are quite welcome, If your personal tests are like your personal opinions below then they're not even believable and are completely amateur without facts and figures
Avast VS Defender Comparative By Professional58
Avast! | Microsoft Windows Defender
Behaivoral Detection: Good | Nope
Self-Defence System: Good | Good
Antivirus Protection Skipping(crypters etc.): Viruses Can't escape from Avast (%99) | Viruses can drink a tea with windows defender xD (bad)
Web Protection: Phishing Protection good, Web threat blocking good | Windows Defender is trash
Bugs Status: Avast better than windows defender
User Interface: Avast so confusing and default options of avast very bad to protection (i sent a improvement to avast if they think) | Windows Defender So Easy

Total Points: Avast = 9 (to bad settings 1 point low) | Windows Defender = 1 (Only a Basic Protection, 1 point very for defender already)
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #40 on: August 18, 2019, 03:02:41 PM »
avast better.
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2019, 03:14:51 PM »
avast better.
Sorry but that page is not believable or even professional, statements like below referring to running multiple browsers when supposed to be talking about anti-viruses ::)
 
( You should install an antivirus on your computer, but it is probably not wise for you to use more than one full-range antivirus at the same time. You ask why? Running multiple browsers at the same time will slow down your system and cause confusion between antivirus software. )

Also comparing Malwarebytes against Defender, Malwarebytes isn't even a Anti-virus ::)

Try looking up some AVComparatives reviews and similar professional companies who've actually done tests on detection and prevention of malware.
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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2019, 03:42:18 PM »
@Professional58
I suggest you keep your personal ratings to yourself. they certainly don't belong on this forum.
Avast is regularly rated by many competent testing organizations. Those results are trusted by the industry.
I don't know what you're "professional" at but it certainly isn't rating Antivirus products.

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2019, 04:11:16 PM »
Well what about this professional sites review that state in the article possible privacy issues, and Avast collecting browser history.    I manage My 2 Gaming systems and Mom's system in the household here, and while she may not understand the privacy options,  I certainly do myself,   not sure how I feel 100 percent on it possibly collecting browser history and who knows what else from the systems

Years  ago I switched from Windows Live One Care to Avast on January 1st 2006 after I was testing Windows Live OneCare a while/bought a 3 user copy, ended up with all household systems infected somehow then,   then based on online friend recommendation choose to install Avast Free,   but nowadays local tech friends don't recommend Avast Free, and other online tech forums,  so got me worried now

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/avast-free-antivirus,review-2208.html

know this review is on older version of Avast Free, but still a bit concerned.     If nothing to worry about,  then will keep Avast installed on all household systems

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Re: Avast vs Windows Defender
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2019, 04:25:32 PM »
Well what about this professional sites review that state in the article possible privacy issues, and Avast collecting browser history.    I manage My 2 Gaming systems and Mom's system in the household here, and while she may not understand the privacy options,  I certainly do myself,   not sure how I feel 100 percent on it possibly collecting browser history and who knows what else from the systems

Years  ago I switched from Windows Live One Care to Avast on January 1st 2006 after I was testing Windows Live OneCare a while/bought a 3 user copy, ended up with all household systems infected somehow then,   then based on online friend recommendation choose to install Avast Free,   but nowadays local tech friends don't recommend Avast Free, and other online tech forums,  so got me worried now

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/avast-free-antivirus,review-2208.html

know this review is on older version of Avast Free, but still a bit concerned.     If nothing to worry about,  then will keep Avast installed on all household systems
2 things to realize on this data collection.
1. the information is not personal information it's anonymized.
2. Use a custom install and go through the privacy settings to customize the default settings.
(Default always allow the most amount of data sharing and this is probably true for 99.9% of all programs and apps installed.)

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