- 12 months ago
I recently bought a new computer (with windows 10). And because I wanted to put a good anti virus programme on it I did some research. I mainly found that people recommended defender in combination with malwarebytes. Furthermore I also found that when you use an anti virus programme you increase your attack surface and when you don't (use an anti virus programme) you can't be hacked that way. And that with a less demanding one like defender the risk of that would still be small. I don't really understand that much of it, that's why I wanted to ask it on the forum. Does an anti malware programma also increase your attack surface (just like an anti virus) and thereby the chance to get hacked or to get a virus/malware? Until I came across the attack suface information I was thinking of using defender and malwarebytes (because of the recommendations I found). Do you think that would be a good idea? Does an anti malware programme, like malwarebytes, increase your attack surface? If you think it would be a good idea to use malwarebytes, would you recommend the free or the paid version?