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  1. CJW
    Posts : 284
    10 Pro. 64Bit

    Looking for some Antivirus Advice

    I'd like to use a Free one before I decide if I'd like to pay for the Full Version.
    I'd like an Antivirus w/a good reputation, that can stop tracking cookies & pop-ups, somewhat fast but very thorough scans w/easy to read & understand results-that can also be copied to a notepad/printed & one that is very customizable.

    Avast: I've used this in the past & like that it can separately scan the memory, rootkits, auto-start programs, has boot-scans, etc. And that it has easy automatic & manual update routines.
    I don't like that it has full protection against dangerous URLs only in Chrome & Firefox. I use Vivaldi.

    These 2 I've never used before:
    Panda Dome: I like that it's light on system resources & has security news & alerts sections that shows critical, warning & informational messages.
    I don't like that it resets a browser's home page & default search engine if the user is not careful.

    TotalAV: I like that it has an Adware Cleaner & Anti-Ransomware.
    I don't like that it's Web Shield only works w/Firefox & Chrome. Again, I use Vivaldi.
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  2. Posts : 29,472
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    I really don't use anything other than the built-in Windows Security (or Defender as it used to be called). It includes ransomware protection, and its malware protection can be enabled in all versions from Home up. PUA/PUP detection is usually only enable for Enterprise customers, but it works in all editions.

    Enable or Disable Windows Defender PUA Protection in Windows 10

    Defender is rated as a Top Product by AVTest.org, unlike TotalAV which scores quite badly in their tests. Defender ranks alongside the likes of Avast and McAfee.

    Test antivirus software for Windows 10 - October 2019 | AV-TEST
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  3. CJW
    Posts : 284
    10 Pro. 64Bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the links Bree.
    I think I'll stay w/W10's Windows Security for now & tinker a little w/the Settings
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  4. Posts : 7,704
    Windows 11 Pro 64 bit

    I just use Defender augmented by AdW Cleaner scans
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  5. Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64

    For Popup blocking, use Popup Blocker for Chrome if Vivaldi supports Chrome extensions.
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  6. Posts : 6,229
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
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  7. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro

    All I use is Windows defender here too. Randomly I will run a malwarebytes scan and it never finds anything...which leads me to believing that defender is doing it's job properly.
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  8. Posts : 1,463
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 64 bit

    Callender said:
    I have used Malwarebytes Browser Guard since it was in Beta.

    I use it with the new Edge (chromium) and also they have a version for Firefox.

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  10. Posts : 6,229
    22H2 64 Bit Pro

    RE: Web Shield and Vivaldi browser.

    I use the free version of:

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    I also scan regularly with Zemana Antimalware Pro and other third party scanners.
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