Windows Defender is Defenseless

By | April 9, 2015
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Windows Defender: Defenseless

(Applies to Microsoft Security Essentials too)

If you’re using Window 8x or Windows 10 and you are relying on the built-in Windows Defender to protect you, you’re in for a shock – you’re basically unprotected. Yes having Windows Defender running is better than nothing but barely.

Windows Defender is exactly the same program as Microsoft Security Essentials. So if you’re running Windows 7 or an older version of Windows and you are using Microsoft Security Essentials you’re basically unprotected too.

Here is a graphic of the lowest rated antivirus/anti-malware programs:

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Above this graphic from PC Magazine shows a composite rating of several antivirus/antimalware testing labs.Shown are the five most worthless security products. Microsoft Windows Defender is rated next to dead last.

Emsisoft is consistently rated among the top 5 antivirus products and it’s number one against malware; we think Emsisoft is the best and protects your computer better than any other security program and is easy to use and inexpensive (only $29.95 for a one-year subscription when you order from us!).

But if you don’t want to use Emsisoft, at least use use something other than Microsoft Security Essentials or, as it is known in Windows 8x and Windows 10 “Windows Defender otherwise you’re basically unprotected.

The time to act is now, before your computer becomes infected or infected worse than it already is. Use something else – almost anything else is better than Windows Defender (Microsoft Security Essentials).

10 thoughts on “Windows Defender is Defenseless

  1. Philip Reeves

    Knowing Microsoft’s past track record, that’s why I never installed Microsoft’s security essentials even back when you used to recommend it. I just knew the day would come when…

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  2. Bigart

    Shoot, why all the fuss on this?? on Windows 8 and Windows 10 I automatically install free Avast which I have been using for more than 10 years on numerous XP computers. That way I stay virus and malware free on everything for free!

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  3. JoninOz

    Same old story, an ice-cream vendor should not waste his resources giving useless batteries to his customers, and Microsoft should not waste their resources giving useless anti-malware products to their customers.
    Microsoft should recommend Emsisoft which would benefit both companies.
    Several major electronics stores in Australia bundle Norton and other dog-ware (pups) on new computers.

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  4. Marinus

    I’ll gladly accept that Emisoft is highly regarded but personally I have used both MSE and now Windows Defender since I switched to Windows 10. Over the year I have never experienced any viruses, nor PUP’s but the latter may be due to my own due care.

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    1. infoave Post author

      Indeed. How many people do you think, actually believe they have malware and PUPs? Really. Most people are shocked to find out they have dozens, even hundreds of malware files and PUPs installed and many running in the background. So how do you know you’re free from malware and PUPs? Hardly anyone gets viruses anymore; viruses are old technology and I don’t know of any antivirus that doesn’t protect from virus infections. Viruses are not the problem. Thinking you are free from malware and pups because you’re using Defender is like saying you are free from cancer because your chiropractor said you were.

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  5. I. Gilliam

    What about the new Beta Emsisoft? Should we install and use it?

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    1. infoave Post author

      Only if you’re comfortable running Beta software and can deal with potential bugs and errors.

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    1. infoave Post author

      Only if you’re comfortable running Beta software and can deal with potential bugs and errors.

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