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    Master Untangler engine411's Avatar
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    Default Thoughts on Windows 10 Defender + Untangle

    How many people run the built-in Windows 10 Defender plus Untangle and don't buy desktop antivirus software subscriptions anymore? Does anyone have input on whether this is a valid idea to consider?
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    I personally run that type of environment but I don't think I would recommend it to the normal user. I'm super cautious (paranoid maybe?) on any link, email or attachment. Unfortunately my experience with office environments, there is always someone will open a malicious vector and then the entire office is doomed.
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    Thats what I do.
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    It's what I do at home.

    At work, I use System Center Endpoint Protection. This is basically the same engine and definitions. The main difference is I also have the ability to force definition updates more aggressively and get some reporting back on who is up-to-date or not.

    This part of System Center comes along for the ride if you have a site licensing agreement with MS that also includes Windows OS, and was a big part of us being able to justify and afford that agreement... that we could help offset the cost by rolling over the funds we used to send to Kaspersky.

    No, Defender isn't quite as good as some of the other options, but it's not that bad, either, and anti-virus software is way down the list now in terms of malware defense importance. Some basic group policy settings (including firewall and standard user enforcement) along with Untangle's Web Filter Malware Distribution category and similar more than make up for the difference.
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    I use the business edition of Avast, centrally managed and free.

    But yeah, paying for desktop av seems rather silly these days, especially when Avast is free and works rather well.

    Defender is "worse" but is it enough worse? Probably not.
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    That's what I do too
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    That's what I do at home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    I use the business edition of Avast, centrally managed and free.

    But yeah, paying for desktop av seems rather silly these days, especially when Avast is free and works rather well.

    Defender is "worse" but is it enough worse? Probably not.
    Free? I see prices on their website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by engine411 View Post
    Free? I see prices on their website.
    Yes you'll see them, just go to https://business.avast.com and setup an account. The basic managed antivirus client, with no firewall, VPN, or anything else, is free. I've got over 300 seats installed, I pay nothing...
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    I've been using Avast Business for more than a year now with mostly positive experience - except one time. Few months ago - due to a false positive - Avast started to quarantine files from System32 and other Windows folders on 50+ computers...
    Imagine receiving tons of notification emails at 6 am about viruses spreading on your LAN, running in crazy, spending hours on a hunt for ghosts... doesn't make you happy.
    Would still recommend Avast for Business, can't beat the 'price' :-)

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