Windows 10: Which free antivirus will you prefer to use with win 10?

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. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       19 Apr 2015 #171

    I use Windows Defender in the TP but when it goes final I probably will use Avast Internet Security since I have a two year subscription for it.
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  2.    20 Apr 2015 #172

    It's kinda too early to decide now. For now Defender + Mbam + maybe some of usual "suspects" like Ad-Aware, AdwCleaner and what ever is warranted at the time. also considered. I'm hoping that Defender will greatly improve with time, there's no reason not to if MS wishes it, they are in best position to protect their OS as they are privy to it's deepest secrets.
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  3. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Apr 2015 #173

    Sticking with Defender, not because it's very good but because other AVs tend to cause some issues with the Tech Preview. I mean other AVs do work but not without a hitch.
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  4. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       20 Apr 2015 #174

    badrobot said: View Post
    Sticking with Defender, not because it's very good but because other AVs tend to cause some issues with the Tech Preview. I mean other AVs do work but not without a hitch.
    Not just problems with 10TP.... They totally kill 8.1 too sometimes.
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  5.    20 Apr 2015 #175

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Not just problems with 10TP.... They totally kill 8.1 too sometimes.
    Yeah, remember Avast disaster a while ago ?
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  6. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       20 Apr 2015 #176

    CountMike said: View Post
    Yeah, remember Avast disaster a while ago ?
    or Kaspersky killing the internet on XP, and I believe another time they flag something in the kernel too.
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  7. Posts : 4,333
    Win 10 Pro x64
       20 Apr 2015 #177

    Cliff S said: View Post
    or Kaspersky killing the internet on XP, and I believe another time they flag something in the kernel too.
    Right now I am running AVG on my 8.1 but I might switch to Defender. AVG is running so many scans and very annoying. I already tweaked it and disabled what I don't want. Still annoys me.
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  8. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       20 Apr 2015 #178

    The thing that turns me off about 3rd party AV's is, that, they add so much extra crap you don't need.
    All one needs is a full scan when it's installed(better would be offline using a thumb drive but...) and it white lis'st what you already have, then it only needs to work behind Windows fire wall checking what comes in(like BitDefender free, the only one I personally find pretty good).
    All the other things, Cookie detector, cleaner, browser add on and specially another firewall, are totally unnecessary even for the most click happy person. Windows firewall's default settings are perfect, all ports (except those for the OS) are closed unless you give permission(like sudo in Linux), of course your UAC settings need to be set correctly.
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  9. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       20 Apr 2015 #179

    MS claims that Defender is better than the old MSE so that is what I am currently using.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 pro Technical Review Evaluation Copy. Build 10049
       20 Apr 2015 #180

    Also use Defender + Malwarebytes Pro may switch to Avast Free + Malwarebytes Pro later on.
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