Is MS Essential enough to be secure or do you need a 3th party software like Eset or Kaspersky? I know that MS Essential does only once a day update but i wonder if the pay software is really that much better.
For some years i used Linux and software wasn't necessary. On Windows on the other hand you do need protection.
What would be recommended?
Or if i ask differently. Do i get a better protection?
I used to use a lot of different programs in the past (avira, avast, etc.). I'm using the one from MS since two years on every PC and am happy with it. Never had a virus (never had one before, though) or anything alike. Seems to be fine with gaming (no ping/lag issues), too.
And it's free.
Btw, a huge chunk of protection comes from awareness/carefulness and a good ad blocker.