you’re not the only IT pro to express that sentiment to me. I may have
to quit procrastinating before long and find another ISP, and the Microsoft
combo will probably be my weapon of choice.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Friday, June 23, 2017 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: antivirus program
A second for Mike B's request!!
Prior to Windows 8,
Microsoft Security Essentials was the Microsoft built-in antivirus and Windows
Defender was the built-in antimalware.
With the advent of Windows 8 and
continuing afterward these two functions were combined into Windows Defender
(and Microsoft Security Essentials disappeared).
When it comes to
accessible antivirus and/or antimalware, and depending on the era of Windows,
you're not going to beat Microsoft Security Essentials coupled with Windows
Defender for Windows 7 and earlier or just "the new" Windows Defender for
Windows 8 and later. You will get all kinds of contentious argument
that these "aren't adequate" but I have yet to see them be inadequate for
anyone who exercises even the least bit of conscientiousness when interacting
with the web.
There are no doubt better products depending on what your
particular definition of "better" happens to be. I have yet to hear of
any of these having the ease of accessibility of the built-in Microsoft
Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703,
If you don't like
someone, the way he holds his spoon will make you furious; if you do like
him, he can turn his plate over into your lap and you won't mind.