Can Microsoft Build a Strong Antivirus for Windows 10, Perhaps a Better Windows Defender?

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Testing phase of Windows 10 Technical Preview is steadily coming to the end, and there are still some questions users are asking before the final release of Windows 10. And one of the main topics of discussion about Windows 10 is the security of the system and whether we should use an antivirus or not.
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Microsoft wanted to compete with other antivirus software developers when it released Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows Vista and Windows 7. But Microsoft’s in-house security tool wasn’t accepted by users as Microsoft wanted it to be, because a lot of people chose some third-party antivirus software before Microsoft Security Essentials as their main antivirus.

Microsoft then decided to dismiss Security Essentials replace it with Windows Defender for Windows 8 and 8.1. Windows Defender appeared to be much better solutions than Security Essentials and a lot of users decided not to install any third-party antivirus program on their Windows 8 or 8.1 computers, but to use Windows Defender only. And they were right, because Windows Defender is solid security solution, because it protects you from viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and other malicious programs. So basically, it does same thing as some famous paid antivirus, but for free.

Also, a lot of people complained about the compatibility issues with their antivirus programs in Windows 10. So if you still want to use a third-party antivirus, you have to check if it’s compatible with Windows 10 first. But you also should keep in mind that Windows 10 is still in its testing phase, and a many programs are not compatible with it. So it is better decision to use Windows Defender as your antivirus, at least while you’re testing the Technical Preview. You can always change your mind when the full version of the system comes out.

What do you think about using Windows Defender as your everyday antivirus? Do you support that decision, or are you against it? Tell us in the comments below.

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