View Poll Results: Which free antivirus will you prefer?

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  • Windows Defender

    97 61.78%
  • Avast

    26 16.56%
  • Avira

    5 3.18%
  • Anything else (mention please)

    29 18.47%
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  1.    17 Feb 2015 #121
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Looks like I found the first compatibility issue.
    Avast will not run in Win10 so I'll use Defender for now.
    I tried to get Defender to run on 9926, and couldnt get it work, same with Kaspersky.... :-(
    Were you able to get Defender to install?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    17 Feb 2015 #122
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,164
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Looks like I found the first compatibility issue.
    Avast will not run in Win10 so I'll use Defender for now.
    I tried to get Defender to run on 9926, and couldnt get it work, same with Kaspersky.... :-(
    Were you able to get Defender to install?
    Defender is there anyway, there's nothing to install. It may be disabled by some third party AV and not returned to active state after AV was uninstalled.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    17 Feb 2015 #123
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux Mint

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Looks like I found the first compatibility issue.
    Avast will not run in Win10 so I'll use Defender for now.
    I tried to get Defender to run on 9926, and couldnt get it work, same with Kaspersky.... :-(
    Were you able to get Defender to install?
    Defender is there anyway, there's nothing to install. It may be disabled by some third party AV and not returned to active state after AV was uninstalled.
    You were right, it was just disabled. My bad. :-s
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    17 Feb 2015 #124
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by yuricuri View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Looks like I found the first compatibility issue.
    Avast will not run in Win10 so I'll use Defender for now.
    I tried to get Defender to run on 9926, and couldnt get it work, same with Kaspersky.... :-(
    Were you able to get Defender to install?
    Defender is there anyway, there's nothing to install. It may be disabled by some third party AV and not returned to active state after AV was uninstalled.
    You were right, it was just disabled. My bad. :-s
    Yup, it just starts but it should show you that it's on when you install/update or upgrade, now that would be nice.

    PS, and I tried Kaspersky and it's not ready for Win10 yet.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    19 Feb 2015 #125
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    I use McaFee but I wished I'd use a different one coz im sick and tired of it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    19 Feb 2015 #126
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Windowsnoob61 View Post
    I use McaFee but I wished I'd use a different one coz im sick and tired of it.
    Try Windows Defender. I'm using it on Windows 10 and so far it's working better than I expected. I use Eset Smart Security on my Win 8.1 computers. I still haven't decided if I'll renew my subscription to Eset when it runs out.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    20 Feb 2015 #127
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    UK
    Posts : 88
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Try Windows Defender. I'm using it on Windows 10 and so far it's working better than I expected. I use Eset Smart Security on my Win 8.1 computers. I still haven't decided if I'll renew my subscription to Eset when it runs out.
    Ok thnx.
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  8.    20 Feb 2015 #128
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    Posts : 5,446
    Windows 10 Pro

    MS is very good at keeping the definitions for Widows Defender updated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    20 Feb 2015 #129
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    MS is very good at keeping the definitions for Widows Defender updated.
    I've been getting at least one a day for the past week or so.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    01 Mar 2015 #130
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 53
    Win 10 preview

    I just use defender and supplement with the free versions of malwarebytes and superantispyware and update and manual scan every couple weeks.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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