What is the best free AV software, Bitdefender or Avast? Solved

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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 17763.55
       07 Mar 2018 #21

    Liking Defender so far on 2 systems, almost ready to convert all systems to Defender, and not have to worry on updating to new Avast builds monthly, removing/reinstalling for issues at times, I just have to make sure would run well on 3rd system before i fully commit to using it fully
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  2.    08 Mar 2018 #22

    For standard Home use, Windows Defender is quite good.
    Again, security updates for your OS and software is the MOST important of all.
    AV nowadays is considered the lowest level of protection.
    Keeping your system up to date would be the most top priority.

    Second or first, is using common sense. Just don't browse to shady sites, or open emails that look suspicious and so on.

    Install less programs. Only install apps that you use the most.

    As for enterprises, I would still choose either McAfee VirusScan or Symantec Endpoint Protection.
    Most because that they allow monitoring as opposed to Defender, which is not capable of monitoring.

    Having that said, most 3rd party AV programs have security vulnerabilities themselves...
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  3.    08 Mar 2018 #23

    Do any of you use the free version Malwarebytes by any chance, as a backup?
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  4.    08 Mar 2018 #24

    Mandroid said: View Post
    Do any of you use the free version Malwarebytes by any chance, as a backup?
    As a backup for what ? I use free edition only and with no resident parts.
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  5.    08 Mar 2018 #25

    CountMike said: View Post
    As a backup for what ?
    What I mean is, do you use it along with Windows Defender to protect yourself again malware?
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  6.    08 Mar 2018 #26

    Mandroid said: View Post
    What I mean is, do you use it along with Windows Defender to protect yourself again malware?
    Yes, just like that, every now and than, specially after installing some program I scan with it and ADW Cleaner too, it also comes from Malwarebytes company. Just spent half an hour with both of them on my W7 installation. A simple game I found on some old CD made quite a mess. Installed 146 PuPs and bunch of advertisements that kept opening my browser and trying to download even more s*** along with free Avast.
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  7. Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1809, Build 17763.1
       11 Mar 2018 #27

    Hi All,
    Have any of you tried this free software ? Free Cloud Antivirus Application Control for PC | SecureAPlus I have it running alongside windows 10 on two computer's, it seems to work well and it uses multiple cloud antivirus engine's.
    David
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  8.    11 Mar 2018 #28

    You're going to get a long list of people's differing suggestions as to which AV is best. Do some research and watch various reviews on youtube like this channel.
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  9.    11 Mar 2018 #29

    Like with so many SW as well as HW, there's no "Best" AV, just what suits YOU best.
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  10. Posts : 168
    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1809, Build 17763.1
       11 Mar 2018 #30

    CountMike,
    A very valid statement..I like other member's in here agree that the windows defender security center has 'vastly' improved over time.
    David
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