Windows 10: Best Anti-Virus?

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  1.    19 Dec 2017 #11

    Bree said: View Post
    I used to have Malwarebyte (free, so only as an on-demand scanner) but that was before version 3. Since then it's become too much of an AV and hooks into the system more than I'd like, so rather than upgrade I uninstalled it.

    In its place I occasionally scan with AdwCleaner (no install required) and have turned on the PUA (aka PUP) protection in Defender.

    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
    I just run the older free version. It is NOT installed.
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  2. Posts : 5,507
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       19 Dec 2017 #12

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    just run the older free version. It is NOT installed.
    I tried to for as long as I could, but version 2 recently started some serious nagging to upgrade to 3, with a default of 'upgrade' that was all to easy to accidentally accept. It never found anything anyway, so safer to just uninstall.
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  3.    20 Dec 2017 #13

    I use Webroot, lets my computers run as fast as they can. I have had it on three computers for 4 years with no infections. 2 comps now, I just blew up one of the motherboards in my Gateway. I had Kaspersky and Norton before, too heavy, slowed me down. My first anti virus was Mcafee. I was hacked and attacked, lost over 3000 photos, Mcafee did nothing to stop it. Microsoft fixed my computer for free, that was nice. I buy Webroot each year on Amazon, 3pc's protection for 20 bucks. Look at the reviews other people give it too.
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  4. Posts : 2,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       20 Dec 2017 #14

    Bree said: View Post
    I used to have Malwarebyte (free, so only as an on-demand scanner) but that was before version 3. Since then it's become too much of an AV and hooks into the system more than I'd like, so rather than upgrade I uninstalled it.

    In its place I occasionally scan with AdwCleaner (no install required) and have turned on the PUA (aka PUP) protection in Defender.

    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
    That's a good tip for Defender - why isn't this option shown on the standard Defender menus?

    I used to use Kaspersky antivirus which seemed fine but I've now reverted to Defender plus on demand scanning from Adwcleaner & Malwarebytre Free since my bank no longer offers a free Kaspersky licence.
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  5. Posts : 5,507
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       20 Dec 2017 #15

    Steve C said: View Post
    Bree said:
    I ... have turned on the PUA (aka PUP) protection in Defender.
    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10
    That's a good tip for Defender - why isn't this option shown on the standard Defender menus?
    I don't know, I'd have thought it should be available to all. All their documentation shows that Microsoft designed it to be used in the Enterprise environment. But, as I report in post #19 of that tutorial, my testing show it works equally well in all editions including Home.

    If it was not for TenForums and the excellent tutorials I wouldn't have known about it either.
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  6. Posts : 2,642
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       20 Dec 2017 #16

    To those who wish to use the latest free version of MBAM.

    Install the paid for version which gives a free trial period.....this conflicts with Defender, as it is a fully blown AV suite.

    Click on Settings, then My Account.....scroll down to Manage My Subscription and deactivate....you are then on latest free version.....this does not conflict
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  7. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       20 Dec 2017 #17

    I use Malwarebytes and MSE both active on Windows 7 without problems.
    On my Windows 10 I use Defender and Malwarebytes both active at the same time without problems.

    A little information from a Non-Malware site.

    How to Run Malwarebytes Alongside Another Antivirus


    A little something from Malwarebytes.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/pdf/rev...tingReport.pdf


    Jack
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  8.    20 Dec 2017 #18

    dencal said: View Post
    To those who wish to use the latest free version of MBAM.

    Install the paid for version which gives a free trial period.....this conflicts with Defender, as it is a fully blown AV suite.

    Click on Settings, then My Account.....scroll down to Manage My Subscription and deactivate....you are then on latest free version.....this does not conflict
    Just to add if you are using Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit-Beta it gets removed when you install the trial Malwarebytes, just need to re-install it, if you revert to the free version.
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  9. Posts : 5,507
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       20 Dec 2017 #19

    clam1952 said: View Post
    Just to add if you are using Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit-Beta it gets removed when you install the trial Malwarebytes...
    You may not need to reinstall it though if you have Fall Creators Update. I used to use Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), but that has now reached end of support. The same exploit protections are now built in to 1709's Defender for all editions including Home.

    Change Windows Defender Exploit Protection Settings in Windows 10
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  10. Posts : 13,169
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Dec 2017 #20

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    As far as I know all anti virus, anti malware, anti what ever get into everything. They have to search everything, every where because infection can install in so many places.
    My thinking is, Microsoft know it's operating system better than anybody so they should know all the hiding places for infections and how they get in.

    I can't prove that, it's just my thoughts and opinion.


    The bad guys are very smart when they wright bad things.

    Jack.
    Microsoft knows how its software works, but doesn't always know how it can get exploited.
    A piece of code that works perfectly for many years being exploited, because an outsider succesfully injects malicious code, that's how many of the malware variants work.
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