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wayneman50

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I have a brand new Dell Windows 10 PC. I read geekstogo’s “Answers to common security questions - Best Practices”. I am still left with some questions about anti-virus and anti-malware programs. I currently have installed: Avast (free version), Malwarebytes (free version) and of course Windows Security.  I have changed none of the settings in any of them. Regarding the Malwarebytes, I am not clear: should I purchase the real time protection or not? (The vendor is only confusing me more by informing me: "With Malwarebytes offering protection and peace of mind in one lightweight, affordable cybersecurity program - what more do you need?") Do I need real-time to protect against malware or will that functionality interfere with Avast? And is Windows Security interfering with anything? Do I need all these?  Your recommendations please.

 

Thank you.


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zep516

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Hello,

 

When you install Avast Windows security automatically turns off to avoid conflicts. Personally I believe Windows security is all you need in windows 10. It's how I run my machine.The less 3ed party software the better for windows. I don't do any risky surfing, visit weird sites or anything. I use the computer for work, a bit of shopping and some banking. I'm not much at risk and feel confident the way my machine is set up.

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