I agree with you Rim Shot. Trend Micro products can not compete with other great security companies. But its better than Microsoft Windows defender. I just to use another software instead of Trend Micro and if insist on using it, Don't worry about windows defender because windows defender is not comparable with even Rend Micro.
bestis1980, you have posted to a topic that is over two years old. Products change over the years.
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Okay, I realize a two-year old thread has been reopened here. Nonetheless, I must take exception to one new statement by Bestis: .
"But it [Trend Micro i]s better than Microsoft Windows defender".
Windows Defender is NOT an antivirus program! (Microsoft Security Essentials, which includes its own "version" of Windows Defender, IS an antivirus program.)
Defender was/is NOT intended to replace an anti-virus program, rather, it is intended to supplement "pure" anti-virus programs [well, if there is such a creature nowadays] by adding anti-"malware" protection. Even today, Defender remains compatible with (i.e., can be run alongside of) many anti-virus programs [though some debate its merits]. For what it's worth, I am running Windows Defender along with Avast5, without experiencing any noticeable slowdowns/conflicts.
Windows 7 Pro SP1 (64-bit), avast! v17 Free, MBAM3 Pro, Windows Firewall, OpenDNS Family Shield, SpywareBlaster, MVPS HOSTS file, MBAE Premium, MCShield, WinPatrol PLUS, SAS (on-demand scanner), Zemana AntiLogger Free, IE11 & Firefox (both using WOT [IE set to WARN, FF set to BLOCK]), uBlock Origin, CryptoPrevent.
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I agree with ky331.
My experience with Windows Defender in XP/sp3 has been excellent over the past 2 years. It has allowed nothing through, and promptly detects a lot of changes I make. I have never seen any incompatabilty between WD and any of the standalone defenses I use. (AVG will disable it, but then I don't use or recommend AVG, which objects to so many other programs). I have yet to find a better free antispyware program for XP.
A good review of the potential benefits of WD, by a security expert I respect, is here:
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Windows 7/sp1 (64- Bit): Malwarebytes 3.x Premium, Windows Firewall, WinPatrol PLUS, Emsisoft Emergency Kit Free and HitmanPro Free (on-demand scanners), OpenDNS, MVPS Hosts file, SpywareBlaster, Pale Moon web browser, Sandboxie, CCleaner Free.
Windows 10 Pro (64- Bit): Same protection plus Windows Defender AV.
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