Problems with AVG & Avast

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  1. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #11

    Arily said:
    for Malwarebytes I've noticed it doesn't do this. Only finding stuff when you run a scan. Maybe because it's the free version or maybe I need to turn something on I don't know.
    That's right. The free version doesn't prevent. It removes when you scan. The paid version prevents.
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  2. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I figured that. This is why I would like to find a preventive antivirus that is preferably free.
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  3. Posts : 913
    CP/M
       #13

    Try Avira Free Antivirus + BgPKiller. Then you can disable defender forever.
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  4. Posts : 153
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Ok thank you. I will look into that.
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  5. Posts : 2,818
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 21H1 (build 19043.1202)
       #15

    muchomurka said:
    Try Avira Free Antivirus + BgPKiller. Then you can disable defender forever.
    My friend had them and crashed his computer had to do a complete reinstall and put every thing back in took 2 days to do so now have installed Windows defender only and his computer up and running as good as new so my advice is stick with defender i have run it since windows 10 came out and have had no trouble at all
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  6. Posts : 134
    Windows 10
       #16

    Arily said:
    I figured that. This is why I would like to find a preventive antivirus that is preferably free.
    Try this antivirus: 360 Total Security: Free Antivirus Protection | Virus Scan & Removal for Windows, Mac and Android
    It's free. You can download essential version (just basic AV) or all-in-one with additional features. It's completely free and doesn't bother you to upgrade to paid version. it does it's job well and saved me few times. I've been using it for years already. It also uses Avira and Bitdefender engines as well if you enable it and has all the modern security features starting from anti-ransomware & ending with RAT... Cyber Security News & Current Events | 360 Total Security Blog
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  7. Posts : 11,203
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #17

    hTconeM9user said:
    My friend had them and crashed his computer had to do a complete reinstall and put every thing back in took 2 days to do so now have installed Windows defender only and his computer up and running as good as new so my advice is stick with defender i have run it since windows 10 came out and have had no trouble at all
    Hi there

    The best solution PLUS of course surf safely, avoid scams (not detectable by A.V software in any case) and don't give too much information on social media sites etc.

    WD is more than sufficient these days -- old software that people have used since Windows 2000 etc was designed for a different era -- WD for home users with online real time protection is absolutely 100% all you need --and take regular image backups, You don't need Malwarebytes, Avast, norton etc etc anymore these days --and especially with the rate Windows gets new builds and updates running these A/V systems probably will cause windows not to update and even crash it at the next build.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Posts : 2,763
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #18

    Qihoo's 360 av is a very weak av as far as real-time protection is concerned.
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