Windows 10: Best Anti-Virus?

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  1. Posts : 976
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       22 Dec 2017 #31

    On my Windows 7 system, some how Auslogics slipped in. It took a registry search to remove all of it.

    My rule of my thumb.
    Once a program sneaks into my system, I will never use those products no matter what.

    Jack
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  2.    22 Dec 2017 #32

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Yes, WD's PUA detection is somewhat nitpicky (better safe than sorry I guess). Today it deleted an Auslogics software (registry packer) that I hadn't used ever, btw.
    "nitpicky" is a PITA... btw why PUA rather than PUP?
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  3.    23 Dec 2017 #33

    Superfly said: View Post
    "nitpicky" is a PITA... btw why PUA rather than PUP?
    I really don't know. Maybe the two terms are interchangeable. But the registry key I downloaded from here (w10 forums) it was called PUA, so I kept using that acronym. I think it's the new trend to say Apps instead of Programs. That's the beaty and magic of languages. They are living and constantly evolving.
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  4. Posts : 5,507
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       23 Dec 2017 #34

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I really don't know. Maybe the two terms are interchangeable...
    They are. Bitdefender uses both terms... What is a PUA / PUP software?

    ...and F-Secure uses PUA, but covers all bases with...
    Also known as: Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), Potentially Unwanted Software (PUS), grayware or unwanted software
    https://www.f-secure.com/en/web/labs...d-applications

    I like the term PUS - a really apt acronym
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  5. Posts : 476
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1709 16299.192
       23 Dec 2017 #35

    Think when newer laptop arrives on December 27th, i'll officially use Defender with that, might switch over Desktop, and possibly other Desktop as well, main purpose of laptop will be secondary gaming PC, sometimes Hulu watching, use when Desktop is busy with something at times
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  6.    24 Dec 2017 #36

    I am now trying BitDefender Free and I am quite amazed about how fast it is. The spartan interface resembles WD a lot too.
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  7. Posts : 2,315
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       24 Dec 2017 #37

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I am now trying BitDefender Free and I am quite amazed about how fast it is. The spartan interface resembles WD a lot too.
    Is there convincing evidence that BitDefender Free is superior to Defender?
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  8.    24 Dec 2017 #38

    Steve C said: View Post
    Is there convincing evidence that BitDefender Free is superior to Defender?
    Unfortunately, you have zero control when something goes wrong. I had a bad time today trying to exclude a folder.

    Too much autopilot I think.
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  9. Posts : 3,087
    10.4 Home 1709 x64
       24 Dec 2017 #39

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    Unfortunately, you have zero control when something goes wrong. I had a bad time today trying to exclude a folder.

    Too much autopilot I think.
    Try some AV using BD engine/signatures, like: Tencent PC Manager or 360 Total Security Essential
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  10.    25 Dec 2017 #40

    I have already tested 360 TSE. Its detection rate/real-time protection is somehow hit&miss and it gives a hell of false positives. I will stay with WD for now, but maybe I will give BD Free another try in the future.
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