Malware most commonly gets access to your device through the Internet and emails; your computer is also infected with malware through hacked websites, game demos, music files, software, free subscriptions, or anything else you download from the web onto a device which is not protected with anti-malware software.

Therefore, no matter how carefully you browse the internet or check your email, being smart is not enough to protect you from threats. You need anti-malware software even on Windows 10, which has Windows Defender, the best-value (free) antivirus tool. Coupling Windows Defender with a good an-malware program, your Windows 10 could be fluent in security protection.

What anti malware should you be using in Windows 10?

Windows Defender could not prevent any bloatware, unsafe junk files, or downloading and running malware, proved by AV-Test.

Antivirus is important, but these days, it’s almost more important that you use a good anti-malware program to protect your web browser and plug-ins, which are the most targeted by attackers. Malwarebytes is the free anti malware program we recommend here.

However, you could not be able to replace your traditional antivirus with it. They use completely different tactics for protecting your Windows 10: antivirus will block potentially harmful programs that crawl their way to your computer, while Malwarebytes attempts to stop harmful software from ever reaching your computer in the first place. Since it doesn’t have conflicts with traditional antivirus programs, we recommend you run both programs for the best protection.

There you have it: with a combination of a good antivirus program, Malwarebytes, and some common sense, your Windows 10 will be well-protected.