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  1.    23 May 2016 #11
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 64
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    Thats because it still hasn't been updated.
    There seems to be no good fast and memory cheap free Antivirus product out there for Windows 10 until today. Ive tried Avast, AVG, Panda and Bitdefender free, all had troubles and flaws:

    Avast free edition: permanent annoying 2-5% cpu idle processes, too many processes, lots of RAM sage
    AVG free edition: same but better, way less RAM usage
    Panda free edition: slow MB/s, good RAM usage
    Bitdefender free edition: bluescreens of its sys driver, not compatible with Windows 10

    So far AVG was the best of them all, performance wise. Am back to Windows Defender for now on my tablet.
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  2.    23 May 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 657
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyard View Post
    MS Defender scores far lower than most of the well-known AV products in tests. I wouldn't rely on Defender.... just saying :-)
    I usually take those scores with a pinch of salt...
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  3.    23 May 2016 #13

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyard View Post
    MS Defender scores far lower than most of the well-known AV products in tests. I wouldn't rely on Defender.... just saying :-)
    Hi there

    Those sorts of tests are usually meaningless - and in any case are always quite out of date since many (or no for that matter) new threats might be discovered between the publication of the test and the date you are using your computer on.

    Use or don't use any of these 3rd party add ons -- it's your choice -- but remember these companies etc were started when the threats were far different and the OS'es had many more exploitable loopholes.

    Many more people spend far longer on mobile phones than computers these days and few if any have any sensible AV installed on those.

    IMO That's where the latest threats come from especially with "Password less" payment systems e,g Touch type payments - and of course giving too much data out over the net. Entering clear text passwords on mobile phones over public wifi systems poses far more security risks than any "neerdy" Virus designed to infect a PC -- those hackers have long since moved on to more "profitable ventures " !!!

    Even connecting to your own network via a mobile phone connected via a public wifi system and entering a password is an open book --that's where you need to take care these days - especially as people enter clear text passwords without even thinking about it -- When using Phones people's Brains just seem to switch off !!!!.

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  4.    23 May 2016 #14
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 89
    Windows7 Pro and Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by eLPuSHeR View Post
    I usually take those scores with a pinch of salt...
    Yea, unless you are downloading cracked software, checking out free porn sites, free porn dating sites, or clicking on links from friends with the subject line, "Check this out." You probably are fine with Defender. Much of today's viruses come from fake links etc. hacked into legit websites. things like WOT, or free services like OpenDNS help defend against bogus websites and many other malware type tricks. Not to mention Windows 10 supports sandboxing, Smartscreen etc. You could even use hyper-v and run your browser in a virtual machine if you feel the need to.

    Many of these anti-virus test bypass Windows built in security and merely test how well the utility scans for viruses on the machine. So if you are the type to turn off all the security on Windows 10 and rely solely on your anti-virus scanner to find your baddies, then yea, I would pay for third party.
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  5.    23 May 2016 #15
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    Posts : 311
    Windows 10 Pro x3 Windows 10 Home x1

    Quote Originally Posted by muffle View Post
    I am also annoyed, that Bitdefender Free Edition is not supporting Windows 10.
    It's running smoothly and appears to be doing its job on my Insider box. Windows Defender is the one I've had problems with. After 14342 installed, Windows Defender tried to update definitions even though Bitdefender was running. From then, it went into an endless cycle of trying and failing to update. So I uninstalled Bitdefender to see if that fixed the Windows Defender update problem. It did. But other problems started. Classic Shell was very slow loading and Speedfan wouldn't start at all. I first thought that was likely tied to the recent cumulative update for 14342, not thinking Windows Defender could be causing problems. But I finally re-installed Free Bitdefender, which caused Windows Defender to back off, and the problems were instantly solved. Everything is running as it should now.
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  6.    23 May 2016 #16
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Stockport UK
    Posts : 750
    Wndows 10 x64 Home

    ESET doesn't support Windows Insider builds either.
    If the ESET AV works then it works if not it's hard luck and they won't work on fixing it for Insiders.

    Not really a big deal as they have always fixed it for Windows 10 consumer releases.
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  7.    23 May 2016 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 428
    ,7,8.1 10TP 10upgrade,MINT

    I use WD and also the free Malwarebytes. The Malwarebytes seems to work the same on 7, 8.1 and both types of 10. I can run it while making a cup of tea. The WD is quick unless you run the full scan.
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  8.    23 May 2016 #18
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 227
    10 preview 64bit

    Only 1 hiccup using Panda, false/positive, white listed it.
    My prob was with Defender, Panda ON Defender Off, upgraded Defender tried to update found a prob still trying to update a week later!

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