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Windows Defender
« on: November 29, 2017, 05:49:36 pm »
I was asking in another group about what everyone uses for Antivirus/Internet protection and I was told if I'm running Windows 10, Defender is enough, and that if I do run something else with it it might create holes in the protection. Anyone ever heard this before?  I want to be careful because I have access to sensitive account information and don't want to inadvertently let someone in a 'hole'.

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2017, 12:35:23 am »
I personally don't use anything other then Windows Defender, as my router has an great firewall built in.

I'm not a big fan of Norton or anything of those sorts, as they recommend you disable Defender and ask to put your trust in them.
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2017, 07:47:45 am »
I personally don't use anything other then Windows Defender, as my router has an great firewall built in.

I'm not a big fan of Norton or anything of those sorts, as they recommend you disable Defender and ask to put your trust in them.

Thank you for that info. I'd love to save the $75 per year and use just Defender.

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2017, 12:53:43 am »
Thank you for that info. I'd love to save the $75 per year and use just Defender.

Do you have a router as well?
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 02:08:31 pm »
Do you have a router as well?

I have a modem, is that the same thing?

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 03:09:50 pm »
I have a modem and a router.  Do routers have built in firewalls?  I have a LinkSys

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 05:42:25 pm »
I have a modem, is that the same thing?

A lot of modems have built-in routers. So it's tough to say for sure without a model number.

I have a modem and a router.  Do routers have built in firewalls?  I have a LinkSys

Most routers do these days - and Linksys is a popular brand so it should have one.
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 07:05:42 am »
A lot of modems have built-in routers. So it's tough to say for sure without a model number.


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Re: Windows Defender
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2017, 09:11:51 am »
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That was the model number. I oughta punch you in the EYE!

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 09:18:24 am »
Yes, your router does have a firewall.

"Security : Stateful packet inspection firewall"

You can check to see if it's enabled or not (which it should be by default) by going to : http://192.168.1.1

Your username and password is printed on the back of the router. If it's not, try : admin / password -or- password1
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2017, 02:08:31 pm »
That was the model number. I oughta punch you in the EYE!
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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2017, 07:56:10 am »
Yes, your router does have a firewall.

"Security : Stateful packet inspection firewall"

You can check to see if it's enabled or not (which it should be by default) by going to : http://192.168.1.1

Your username and password is printed on the back of the router. If it's not, try : admin / password -or- password1

It wouldn't load the page to give me the chance to enter a UN and PW.  I'll keep trying, thanks!!!

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Re: Windows Defender
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2017, 08:19:38 am »
That's weird, that's normally the standard URL to access the router settings.

Yours could have a different IP address though, which would be listed on the back of the router as well.
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