Poll: Which free antivirus will you prefer?

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  1. Joined : Feb 2015
    SevierVille,TN
    Posts : 169
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       07 Mar 2015 #141

    Arc said: View Post
    What will be the right choice of a free antivirus with the new OS? The inbuilt Defender? Or long time trusted Avast? Or Avira? Or anything else?

    Have you guys tested any free antivirus yet?

    Let us know ... share your experience with us.
    My choice is Avast! One of the best anti viruses out there.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       07 Mar 2015 #142

    d2123cross said: View Post
    My choice is Avast! One of the best anti viruses out there.

    Avast just released the Win 10 version recently right?
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  3.    08 Mar 2015 #143

    For now, I'm using Avast. My preference was to us Windows Defender but something hosed the application and I've been unable to restart the services. I've posted the issue here and on the Microsoft Forum and all the suggestions I received didn't work. Only fix available is a clean install.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 322
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32
       10 Mar 2015 #144

    Didn't Microsoft already tell us that Windows Defender was just a So-So protection program? And to be really safe, you need to install an Aftermarket Anti-Virus program.

    I just shut it off, and then Install AVG 2015 FREE, Super Anti-Spyware, Malware Bytes, Spybot Search & Destroy and Spyware Blaster.

    But like many programs, the secret is in the Setup. NO program can just be installed and then forgotten. It don't work that way.

    Setting up Security Systems is sort of my Speciallity.

    Oh, by the way, shut down UPnP on both your PC and your Router, if you really want to be safe.
    I did both of my WiFi routers this morning, after watching Steve Gibson's U-Tube video on UPnP.

    Cheers Mates and Safe Computing,
    TechnoMage
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 10 Preview
       16 Mar 2015 #145

    I have Defender and free Malwarebytes, why Malwarebytes? cause it helped me with this Problem,See thread below. while Defender not much so.


    this search engine? - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 10 Preview
       16 Mar 2015 #146

    TechnoMage said: View Post
    Didn't Microsoft already tell us that Windows Defender was just a So-So protection program? And to be really safe, you need to install an Aftermarket Anti-Virus program.

    I just shut it off, and then Install AVG 2015 FREE, Super Anti-Spyware, Malware Bytes, Spybot Search & Destroy and Spyware Blaster.

    But like many programs, the secret is in the Setup. NO program can just be installed and then forgotten. It don't work that way.

    Setting up Security Systems is sort of my Speciallity.

    Oh, by the way, shut down UPnP on both your PC and your Router, if you really want to be safe.
    I did both of my WiFi routers this morning, after watching Steve Gibson's U-Tube video on UPnP.

    Cheers Mates and Safe Computing,
    TechnoMage


    You say: shut down UPnP on both your PC and your Router, if you really want to be safe.

    My router comes with UPnP enabled,that's the way it should be,what you mean shutdown?

    HTG Explains: Is UPnP a Security Risk?
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  7. Joined : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 710
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       17 Mar 2015 #147

    AVG Internet Security + MBAM

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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,935
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Mar 2015 #148

    For a free one I like AVG/MBAM as well.. and I have that set up in Win8.1. When Win10 comes out in RTM I might use that combination or a great paid one,. Not sure right now.
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  9. Joined : Feb 2015
    SevierVille,TN
    Posts : 169
    Windows 10 Tech. Preview
       10 Apr 2015 #149

    Something that's not MICROSOFT related.
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  10. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 31
    Win 10 Pro
       10 Apr 2015 #150

    I'm using Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Anti-malware Premium and Anti-Exploit Premium, ClamWin, and MS EMET
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