Windows 10: Best antivirus/antispyware 2018

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  1.    05 Jan 2018 #1

    Best free antivirus/antispyware 2018

    I'm looking for the best antivirus/antispyware program. I'm using windows defender right now, but I want to try something better. So far i have tried:

    1. Superantispyware
    Seems to mostly find tracking cookies which can be deleted by using your browser.

    2. Avast
    Didn't find anything, took a suspiciously long time to install, and went nuts when i tried to uninstall it. Blacklisted.

    3. Malwarebytes
    Didn't find anything besides slimdrivers, which is neither spyware or a virus, but a program i use to update my computer with. Lags really bad if you try to adjust the window size or if you scroll through the results.

    4. Adwcleaner
    Adwarecleaner gave me the best results. You actually can't install it, you have to download it and then run the program everytime you want to scan your computer, which is a bit annoying. Also seems to delete slimdrivers.

    5. Adaware
    Took a suspiciously long time to install, didn't help with anything and was annoying to uninstall. Used to be my go to antispyware program back in the days.

    6. AVG
    Insanely slow to install and hangs several times during the installation. It most likely installs a lot of files that aren't necesarry. People are reporting issues with uninstalling it. Blacklisted.

    7. Comodo
    Asks if you want to install a lot of junk files, e.g. yahoo toolbars, comodo shopping, etc. If you say no it will install it regardless. Blacklisted.

    8. Kaspersky
    Slow to install and seems to install various programs. Also seems to conflict with firefox by disabling access to harmless websites like google. I had to uninstall it to regain access to the internet.

    Solution: Windows defender works just fine, possibly with a spyware program as increased protection.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 1 Week Ago at 10:55.
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  2.    05 Jan 2018 #2

    Have you considered Bitdefender and Eset Nod32?
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    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       05 Jan 2018 #3

    Have been using Kaspersky Free on three computers for a couple of months.....quite nag nags or other software installed.
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  4.    05 Jan 2018 #4

    dencal said: View Post
    Have been using Kaspersky Free on three computers for a couple of months.....quite nag nags or other software installed.
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    Win 10 Home Build 1709 16299.248 64bit
       05 Jan 2018 #5

    Just for info, the above article states some 3rd party AVs are blocking the updates to fix the Spectre and Meltdown attacks. Article contains a graph listing all the AVs. (difficult to c&p).
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  6.    05 Jan 2018 #6

    dencal said: View Post
    Have been using Kaspersky Free on three computers for a couple of months.....quite nag nags or other software installed.
    Is this antispyware and antivirus or just antivirus?
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
       05 Jan 2018 #7

    Have been using ESET SMART SECURITY now called INTERNET SECURITY since long. Very satisfied, in last 15 years i never have formatted PC due to virus problem.
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  8.    05 Jan 2018 #8

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Is this antispyware and antivirus or just antivirus?
    All AV's have anti-spyware...

    FYI: for KIS it's been included since? Can Kaspersky Anti-Virus detect spyware?
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    Windows 7/64 Professional
       06 Jan 2018 #9

    I can't tell you what is best, so I will just let you know what I use.
    So far this combination works best for me.

    I use Windows 10 Defender and Windows 10 Firewall. "Active"
    I use Malwarebytes Premium. "Active"

    I use AdwCleaner, Super Anti Spyware, Free on demand only.

    At times I use Eset free online scanner.
    Some times it finds things other programs don't.

    I manually keep all programs updated. That is very important in my opinion.

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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       06 Jan 2018 #10

    I use the Paid version of Bitdefender which is a fully integrated system.

    I set it up and set to "Autopilot" and rarely hear from it, or even know it's running, except for a weekly report and a few Anti-ransomware alerts, any new program will be prevented from writing to, or modifying, any "protected" areas, until I review and allow it

    As a complete system it is unlimited devices and works with Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS devices so provides a multi-point defence against threats getting onto my systems

    Yes it costs money, but, for me, 35 a year is acceptable, and the free version uses the same technologies as this version, but without the integration, and BD is regularly at the top of the Comparative sites and has been for a long time
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