moderated Security software


Marie Nelson
 

Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the accessibility?

I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in Win 10.

Thanks, Marie

 


John Covici
 

This does not answer your actual question, but any reason not to use
Windows Defender? A lot of the third party security software
introduces more problems than they solve because of problems
integrating with windows and that kind of software needs to use
undocumented interfaces which can be problematic.

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Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the accessibility?
I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in Win 10.
Thanks, Marie






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Dennis Brown
 

Hi.  What is it not doing in 11 that it did in 10?

 

Thanks,

Dennis T. Brown

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Nelson
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Security software

 

Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the accessibility?

I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in Win 10.

Thanks, Marie

 


Hareth
 

I'm using the AVG Ultimate, All the included apps totally accessible
Don't know about the free version.
TC

On 11/30/22, Marie Nelson <scribbles5@...> wrote:
Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the
accessibility?
I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in
Win 10.
Thanks, Marie







Marie Nelson
 

Thanks, but as stated, Defender is not doing the same goo

Job in Windows 11 as in Windows 10 and I am running Win 11 on my laptop.
Marie

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of John Covici
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:07 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Security software

This does not answer your actual question, but any reason not to use
Windows Defender? A lot of the third party security software
introduces more problems than they solve because of problems
integrating with windows and that kind of software needs to use
undocumented interfaces which can be problematic.

On Wed, 30 Nov 2022 11:29:39 -0500,
Marie Nelson wrote:

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Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the accessibility?
I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in Win 10.
Thanks, Marie






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Marie Nelson
 

Form testing done  by some researchers, it is not catching many viruses!

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis Brown
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 12:23 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Security software

 

Hi.  What is it not doing in 11 that it did in 10?

 

Thanks,

Dennis T. Brown

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marie Nelson
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:30 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Security software

 

Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the accessibility?

I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in Win 10.

Thanks, Marie

 


Marie Nelson
 

Good to know because in the report I read, AVG rated as one of the best.

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hareth
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:06 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Security software

I'm using the AVG Ultimate, All the included apps totally accessible
Don't know about the free version.
TC
On 11/30/22, Marie Nelson <scribbles5@...> wrote:
Is anyone using Avast or AVG with Windows 11? And if so, how is the
accessibility?
I recently found that Defender is not doing the job in Win 11 as it is in
Win 10.
Thanks, Marie







 

Look at the most recent testing results from the following antivirus/security testing labs, along with the historical results from the past several years if you want to see how Windows Security/Defender has been performing.  Windows Security has been solidly in the top 10, often top 5, and frequently beats out several well-known competitors that one must pay for.

AV Test

AV Comparatives

SE Labs  (Reports Page)

MRG Effitas  (360 Protection Testing Category) 

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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


 

Of course, all 4 of those sites have rearranged their hierarchies.  The following links and tips on what to look at are much easier to deal with:

AV Test  (See Windows test section)

AV Comparatives  (Reports Page – Look at Real-World Treat Protection and Advanced Threat Protection Test reports)

SE Labs  (Reports Page – Look at Endpoint Security Reports)

MRG Effitas  (360° Assessment & Certification Reports)

All of them give Windows Defender the very highest rating and it bests certain of the commercial security suites, again.

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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian


Marie Nelson
 

Brian,

I have been a supporter of Windows Defender for years and only defender and totally trust it.

My concern was only that there are some reports saying that the performance is not equal using Win 11 as it has been with Win 10. Therefore I feel it is important to check out alternatives if they become necessary. I have not done further investigating to see if the reports are accurate and am currently still using Windows Defender. I just don’t want to get careless.

Marie

 

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:44 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Security software

 

Of course, all 4 of those sites have rearranged their hierarchies.  The following links and tips on what to look at are much easier to deal with:

AV Test  (See Windows test section)

AV Comparatives  (Reports Page – Look at Real-World Treat Protection and Advanced Threat Protection Test reports)

SE Labs  (Reports Page – Look at Endpoint Security Reports)

MRG Effitas  (360° Assessment & Certification Reports)

All of them give Windows Defender the very highest rating and it bests certain of the commercial security suites, again.

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Brian Virginia, USA Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045  

If you cannot or will not imagine the results of your actions, there’s no way you can act morally or responsibly.  Little kids can’t do it; babies are morally monsters — completely greedy. Their imagination has to be trained into foresight and empathy.

         ~ Ursula LeGuin, 2005 Interview in The Guardian