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.    07 Mar 2015 #141
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    SevierVille,TN
    Posts : 169
    Windows 10 Tech. Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by Arc 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.    07 Mar 2015 #142
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,661
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by d2123cross 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.    10 Mar 2015 #144
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 346
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    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.    16 Mar 2015 #145
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 10 Preview

    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.    16 Mar 2015 #146
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 10 Preview

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage 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.    17 Mar 2015 #147
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267

    AVG Internet Security + MBAM

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  8.    17 Mar 2015 #148
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 24,523
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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.    10 Apr 2015 #149
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    SevierVille,TN
    Posts : 169
    Windows 10 Tech. Preview

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

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