Windows 10: What is the best free AV software, Bitdefender or Avast? Solved

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  1.    11 Mar 2018 #31

    Davy49 said: View Post
    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
    I'm using WD only for more than a year now but backed up with Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner and assorted other programs of that nature. None of those other ones are resident but only used when something is suspicious or for occasional combing thru. MBAM works fine in conjunction with WD so it can be used in resident mode too for added protection no AV has.
    Before any system backup to offline disk (best protection) I check system with WD, Mbam and some other programs to make sure that's clean.
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  2.    11 Mar 2018 #32

    I use Norton only because it's free from my xfinity service otherwise i would probably use windows defender its pretty good these days.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1809 17763.55
       11 Mar 2018 #33

    Thinking might convert the last system over to Defender when i do the Spring Creators Update clean install on it, not sure if Avast uninstalls cleanly if i wished to remove it now or not. I've been using Avast last 16 years, one thing i don't really like nowadays, some systems aren't rebooted nightly if there doing tasks, anyhow Avast emergency updates then don't apply, unless run the Avast EMupdate manually as administrator then reboot lol.

    I think Defender applies its program updates autoly without interruptions if i remember right
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  4.    12 Mar 2018 #34

    AMDMan2016 said: View Post
    Thinking might convert the last system over to Defender when i do the Spring Creators Update clean install on it, not sure if Avast uninstalls cleanly if i wished to remove it now or not. I've been using Avast last 16 years, one thing i don't really like nowadays, some systems aren't rebooted nightly if there doing tasks, anyhow Avast emergency updates then don't apply, unless run the Avast EMupdate manually as administrator then reboot lol.

    I think Defender applies its program updates autoly without interruptions if i remember right
    Avastclear Avast Uninstall Utility | Download aswClear for Avast Removal uninstalls it properly.
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