I’m trying to cut through the Antivirus marketing fluff. I see Microsoft has been careful to not claim the bult-in Windows Defender is an antivirus, but instead calls it anti-malware. I think this might simply to not get the hackles up of the 3rd party antivirus companies. I’d like to not run a 3rd party antivirus on my DAW workstation running Windows 10 Pro, to make it run as fast as possible. For a DAW workstation which is connected to the Internet, is running the Windows Defender going to be safe enough?
On the other hand, when I run a 3rd party antivirus, Windows AV is turned off. Are there any 3rd party antiviruses which are faster than Windows Defender?