Good basic protection in four steps with only one download. If you’re running a version of Windows prior to Windows 8, you’ll want to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).On the other hand, I fully recognize that Windows Defender might not be the right solution for everyone. This is where I run into some difficulty trying to make recommendations. Tools that were once clearly free, have on more than one occasion, moved to promoting their paid product so heavily that the free version virtually disappears.Double-click on NOD32 icon present in system tray or Taskbar notification area. Now click on Setup tab and then click on "Enter advanced setup" link given in right-side pane as shown in following screenshot: Alternatively, you can directly open it by right-click on NOD32 system tray icon and select "Advanced setup" option from context menu. Now go to "Tools - System updates" section in NOD32 settings and in right-side pane, you'll see a drop-down box given to adjust system updates notification settings. If you don't want NOD32 to alert about new Windows updates, simply set the option to "No updates".
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has evolved over the years from a tool that defied categorization – not really anti-virus, not really anti-spyware, but still catching things that other tools did not – to a full-featured anti-malware package.
It does a fine job of detecting malware, does so without adversely impacting system performance, and does so without nagging you for renewals, upgrades, or up-sells. Important: the “Windows Defender” you might find pre-installed in some earlier versions of Windows is Every so often, Windows Defender comes under fire for rating lower than other security packages in tests published online.
Should I use one of the all-in-one packages that claim to do everything? Windows Defender comes pre-installed in recent versions of Windows. It’s the same as Windows Defender, except it’s not pre-installed.
Even worse, their name and products will be scratched. Finally today an ESET employee made a short statement on their support forum, almost 1 month after the first reports were produced: “An issue with ESET’s V4 software and Service Pack 2 for Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 2008 has been identified and the developers are working on a solution for it.
Currently, I do not have any information about when it will be available or what form it will take, but as soon as more information is available it will be provided.” Again, 1 month after the first reports were produced.
There are several reasons I stick to that position.