Defender &/or Avast?

  Gordon Freeman 12:57 12 Apr 2014

Using win 8, which has Defender as part of OS. I also had Avast but not too happy with it since it went all gimmicky & have uninstalled it.

Question is: Can I rely on Defender as my AV, or do I need another AV program?

I've not suffered any virus-like issues at all with Defender, but just curious as to what the panel might think. Thanks.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:58 12 Apr 2014

Can I rely on Defender as my AV

I wouldn't as Defender is just antimalware/ spyware not an antivirus

MS has dropped out of the AV market admitting that MS essentials is poor at best.

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