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Should I use McAfee or just Windows Defender?

I basically got mcafee free since my mom pays for it for her computer, but ive heard that these antivirus softwares slow down your computer and I do have a low end laptop. I also heard that windows defender is good enough. Im just scared of getting viruses honestly, even though i dont really download stuff from suspicous websites.

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Re: Should I use McAfee or just Windows Defender?

Hi @anthhony32 

Greetings from McAfee!!!

McAfee works closely with Microsoft to make sure that our products are compatible with the major, supported Windows versions. Your McAfee security software for Windows is compatible with Windows 10 if it is at version 14.0.1029 or later. Also, we perfom regular updates on virus engine to make sure your device is secured.


Ganesh Raju R

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