Couple of questions new to W10

  gazmix 16:05 15 Sep 2018

Hi So I got new 2nd hand pc, Windows 10 that came with Avg installed.. It was messing the updates up so I uninstalled and now just rely on Windows firewall and defender, is this adequate?

Updates are on but I have to click 'check for updates' to see them and then they download, I thought it was done automatically?

Help appreciated

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:30 15 Sep 2018

Update settings click here AVG and Avast seem to have become bloated in recent years so I have moved to the paid for version of Kaspersk but there is now a free version.

A lot of people just use Defender and windows firewall it has improved vastly from what it was.

  gazmix 19:09 15 Sep 2018

Thanks, in Settings > update & security > advanced options and the 'choose when updates are installed' drop down box there is no 'automatic recommended' just 'Semi-annual channel (targeted)' and 'Semi-annual channel'

  gazmix 18:13 17 Sep 2018

So yeah the drop down option of automatic update in advanced options isn't there. I am using w10 Pro.

  gazmix 14:36 21 Sep 2018

This is what i get in advanced options & the dropdown menu:-

click here


  gazmix 19:37 02 Oct 2018

Any advice appreciated, as I say it's pro version so maybe different drop down box as in the pic above.

  [DELETED] 23:24 02 Oct 2018

Same settings. It will eventually update automatically but I always do a manual check now and again.

  [DELETED] 23:34 02 Oct 2018

As for security - Defender - Malwarebytes pro - Anti WebMiner. Defender's ransomware protection 'Controlled folder access' will be easier to use after this month's major update. Instead of having to search the location of the folder it now shows a recently blocked folders list to select from.

  [DELETED] 06:27 03 Oct 2018

P.S. October feature update (1809) available now.

  gazmix 23:13 06 Oct 2018

Cheers rdave, do you mean keep same settings in my pic 'semi-annual channel targeted'? i do a manual check but in this case i have to as theres no auto updat on.

I tried Malwarebytes free but it interfered with everything. I hope i get the rescent update, i checked half hour ago & says i'm all up to date.

  [DELETED] 07:58 07 Oct 2018

semi-annual channel targeted is what my setting is. The October feature update has been stopped temporarily as they've found issues with Intel CPU sixth gen and above.

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