1. G

    Help Me Decide Mcafee Multi Access vs Windows Defender

    I upgraded to 100/100 fiber and my ISP gives me 3 McAfee Multi Access licenses (I'm currently running Windows Defender with PUA detection plus Quad9). The last time I tried McAfee it rendered my previous laptop barely usable but it looks that things changed now. Which one would you choose?
  2. A

    SECURE: Complete Arequire's Security Configuration 2019

    Other points related my security configuration: SysHardener personalised tweaks applied Multiple security related flags enabled in Brave Freedome VPN permanently connected to safeguard against mandatory logging of browsing history by UK ISPs
  3. Der.Reisende

    Video Is Windows Defender actually heavier than other Antivirus? [TPSC]

    Thank you @ Leo from TPSC for the video!
  4. Andy Ful

    Q&A Simple Stupid Security vs. free AV

    Simple Stupid Security (SSS) Imagine that you have an option in Windows Defender on Windows 10, which could turn ON/OFF the below restrictions: Block Windows scripts (JScript, VBScript, PowerShell) and Java files (JAR). Set SmartScreen to 'Block' (the user cannot bypass SmartScreen). Would...
  5. E

    Q&A Windows Defender's Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) Rule Tests

    Hiya I've decided to come back to testing Windows Defender's Attack Surface Reduction (ASR) feature - which is part of the Exploit Guard component - and I've created this thread to share my testing results for various rules as and when I have time to prepare and run a test for them. I'll test...
  6. RoboMan

    Video Windows Defender vs GandCrab Ransomware: video review

    During today's test for the Hub (which I will be posting later tonight, PS thanks @silversurfer!) I found this specific piece of malware that I loved, because of what it did. So I recorded a quick review for you to see. Who will win? The whole Microsoft Security Team or... this little boy...
  7. Aerdian

    Video Windows Defender 2018 Review

    A simple AV test I did of Windows Defender. I try to make these videos quick but helpful since there are so many different options for your AV. Please let me know any recommendations I should change for future videos :)
  8. CyberTech

    Test Windows Defender Antivirus (or other security software)

    Test Windows Defender Antivirus (or other security software) Windows Defender Antivirus is the default security application for devices running Microsoft's Windows operating system. Like Windows Firewall, it may not offer the best protection or functionality, but it is there to protect systems...
  9. LukeLovesSecurity

    Help Me Decide What should I go with? Bitdefender Free or Windows Defender?

    I am looking for a lightweight signature based scanner to work with OSArmor and VoodooShield. I am stuck between Bitdefender Free and Windows Defender, what do you guys think?
  10. LukeLovesSecurity

    Q&A How do I configure WD for maximum security?

    I plan to use Windows' default security with some extra third part tools, however I haven't used it in years and I've heard its a lot different now. What should I enable or disable for maximum protection?
  11. Spawn

    Update New Improvements to Windows Defender (Spring Creators Update)

    Learn more: Windows Defender System Guard: Making a leap forward in platform security with memory integrity - Microsoft Tech Community - 167303 In an upcoming release of Windows 10, we will be bringing a subset of VBS features to all editions of Windows to ensure our customers remain safe from...
  12. Andy Ful

    Q&A ConfigureDefender utility for Windows 10

    ConfigureDefender utility for Windows 10. The actual ConfigureDefender installers' links (ver. 1.0.1.1): for Windows 64-bit: AndyFul/ConfigureDefender for Windows 32bit: AndyFul/ConfigureDefender . ConfigureDefender utility is a GUI application to view and configure important Defender settings...
  13. toto

    Help Me Decide Windows Defender vs Comodo Antivirus

    I am currently running Windows Defender and I think it fits my needs because I only use this laptop for streaming media, Microsoft Office work, social media browsing, nothing much.... I have Comodo on a copy of Windows 10 on a virtual box just to test it, and I find it to be very light on...
  14. D

    How to fix ‘Antimalware Service Executable’ high CPU usage

    How to fix ‘Antimalware Service Executable’ high CPU usage Hope it will help those facing this issue :)
  15. frogboy

    Researchers Put Windows Defender in a Sandbox to Show Microsoft How It's Done

    Software experts from Trail of Bits — a well-known security R&D company — have sandboxed Windows Defender, the default antivirus solution that ships with recent Windows editions. Sandboxing is a technical term that describes the act of running an application inside a dedicated container. These...
  16. brod56

    Help Me Decide Lightest free AV

    Hey guys. I know many of you are a bit tired of threads comparing free AVs, but this one is a bit diferent. I want to know what you think is the best performance free AV right now, which just has a new contester. I am aware of the detection rates considering the different modules of protection...
  17. Roosha

    Solved Windows Defender... Won't go away?

    I thought to go to the guids first to maybe settle it myself but it looks like i'll be needing help as i have no clue what to do next. i also only have one computer. i also know how i got it so i won't be using that site again.
  18. anoukq

    Anoukq's Novice on Windows 10

    I'm posting here to round out my profile (and enter the killer VoodooShield Pro giveaway!), but any advice on the following would be great. I switched from Avast after suffering constant memory leaks and other problems reinstalls wouldn't solve; seeking a good, free/cheap, and above all...
  19. anoukq

    Hi to all! And thanks to those who helped me find a good config last week :)

    Hi all: I posted last week, seeking a replacement to Avast Free, which had really caused some problems on my Windows 10 x64 Home system lately (handle leaks, slowing down system, etc.), even after full removal, reinstalls, etc. I spent about 3 hours research AV benchmarks, reviews, etc., and...