It's all about choice. If you deal with Microsoft, you don't seem to have much... I have used Kaspersky for many years 'cos I am happy with the protection it gives me. I should be able to make a choice in that. No one fundamentally trusts MS with anything security related - too much bad history. Defender is not needed as a core part of the OS.
Posts by ardubbleyu
28 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Nov 2009
Russia shoves antitrust probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky gripes about Windows 10
Look out, Windows Phone 8 users – yes, both of you – here's ... Windows 10 Mobile
The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016
Kaspersky, McAfee, and AVG all vulnerable to major flaw
If it still works six months from now, count yourself lucky
I am currently still using a PC that I bought in 2006. The PSU and motherboard (ASUS P5NSLI) are original, as is the HDD (a Seagate I think)
I've upgraded the BIOS, processor and memory, together with the graphics card, and Win 7 replaced XP when it came out way back when...
The machine still shows a decent turn of speed, the limitation being the 5400rpm HDD, and Windows 10 reckons it is compatible, although I've not been brave enough to try it!
El Reg keeps pushing Apple's buttons – its new Magic Keyboard
Cuffed Texan woman holsters loaded gun IN VAGINA
There's a new build of Windows 10 Mobile, but you can't upgrade to it
5.5in iPhone 6, iWatch hypegasm: What will Apple reveal - BE the rumour
Blighty goes retro with 12-sided pound coin
Samsung and Apple BEWARE: Huawei is coming to eat your lunch
EE BrightBox routers can be hacked 'by simple copy/paste operation'
Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'
Meet the 'KARDASHIAN Phone' – what Apple bods nicknamed the iPhone 5s
Smartwatch craze is all just ONE OFF THE WRIST
Google's Street View cars venture inside TARDIS
Boffins build powerful yet 'table-top size' atom-smasher
Drunken bust-up woman sprays cops with breast milk
Does a flash motor make a man more desirable?
Farting death camels must die to save the world!
Verity Stob and the super subjunction
Vatican hails hacking culture, Wikis
ROBOT KILL-CHOPPER GOES ROGUE above Washington DC!
BOFH: On the couch
MPs bash broadband tax
What's to say that the money will even be used by the Government to implement broadband in the manner they describe? Look at the Road Fund License - created to pay for road building and repairs, but in reality just goes in to the treasuries coffers. Evidence? The state of our roads that more resemble the surface of the moon...