Quote: Originally Posted by Toddsta
Thanks guys.... I probably didn't go into detail quite enough: but I'm a graphic designer and Photoshop is the tool of my trade.... I've googled "Is Windows Defender Necessary" and I came across several articles by computer guru's and the consensus seems to be that Windows Defender is of the Devil.... and that it can be (and probably should be) turned off in favor of a good anti-virus/internet security third party program. I'm going to go that route and see how that serves me.... does that sound reasonable? Thanks for all your input - I sincerely appreciate it.
Its not of the devil. Defender has been improved over time just like most security apps over time.
I think the consensus is many other free 3rd party apps are better to much better