- Dec 23, 2014
Yes, if by the "top notch protection" one understands the support for the AV and SmartScreen to block all threats in the Advanced Threat Protection Test made by AV-Comparatives Lab. Of course, I assume that these threats are reused in the widespread attacks on home users.
The term "top notch protection" is rather relative. SWH + H_C hardening tools is an optimal Windows 10 built-in setup for home users, if one considers both usability and protection. This setup was not found out by me - this was the collective work of several MT members.
If one likes even stronger protection for some reason, then the second optimal would be H_C in the Recommended Settings and several predefined setting profiles (depending on the required security level).
SWH + H_C hardening tools are secure, because the average user cannot simply click the alert (that he/she do not understand) and infect the system. The cons are that the person who is a "home administrator" has more work and has to listen to some complaints when something has been blocked.