Ccleaner and malwarebytes have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here’s a short summary. What anti- virus is the best? How about a firewall? And what about spyware?
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I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here’s a short summary. What anti- virus is the best? How about a firewall? And what about spyware? Should I use one of the all-in-one packages that claim to do everything? Is there anything else I need? As you might imagine, I get questions like this all the time. Become a Patron of Ask Leo! Get a router , even if you have only one computer. This will be your primary firewall. Use Windows Defender, already installed in Windows 8, 8.
Make sure Windows Update is on to keep your computer as up-to-date as possible. Good basic protection in four steps, with only one download. Basic security software: Windows Defender comes pre-installed in all recent versions of Windows.
In fact, Microsoft has doubled-down on its commitment to Windows Defender in Windows 10, and seems to be improving it with every release. Defender does a fine job of detecting malware, and does so without adversely impacting system performance or nagging you for renewals, upgrades, or up-sells.
There are several reasons I stick to that position. No anti-malware tool will stop all malware. There is no single clear, consistent winner. Regardless of how the data is presented, the differences among detection rates across most current anti-malware tools is relatively small compared to other factors.
There are also some very practical reasons I continue to prefer Windows Defender. In practice, it rarely impacts system performance.
It integrates with Windows Update to keep itself up-to-date. It has no additional agenda: Thus, my recommendation stands. It should be appropriate for almost everyone. No single product is. This is where I run into difficulty trying to make recommendations. The landscape keeps changing.
Things keep changing. Like Malwarebytes, it has also expanded to be a more fully-featured anti-malware tool. Caveats with all I need to reiterate some important points. In several cases, they are two completely different downloads. Unless you know otherwise, the truly FREE version of these tools would be my recommendation. Unless or until you know you want this, always decline. Speaking of declining: Consider using Ninite to install these tools — all are available there.
What else? You probably already have one. Back up I strongly recommend you back up regularly. More on backing up here: More on that in this article:
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