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.    20 Apr 2015 #181
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 111
    Win 10 Preview

    I use defender cause is free and better then any free AV and those you pay for are not any better then the integrated free defender,
    i use defender and google chrome +add block Plus and that's all i need to be protected,as someone wisely posted the security in you PC is in your own hands most the times ,but the risk is there cause most of the free stuff on the web carries some type of malware,i don't like any type of malware antivirus or web browser blocking me from going to this or that site,for me that's not a good protection,a good protection is letting you to go to any site downloading stuff and blocking stuff that can harm your PC i don't think there is none of that,i mostly browse the web and i feel protected with defender and google chrome +Ad block Plus+blocking element,just do not open stuff that is suspicious,and you will be fine.and last resort if i'm infected i don't mind to make clean install , probably i will waist more time to get rid of the virus then re installing system,i'm more exposed to virus because i like to watch free sports streams and those adds that ride along the streams are the cause of most virus malware,that's why i like Chrome+ ad block Plus,but do not ever forget to block element in the Ad block control, if you don't you will be screwed.
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  2.    21 Apr 2015 #182

    Yep, Windows Defender right now but when Win 10 is released, ESET NOD32.
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  3.    30 Apr 2015 #183
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Sydney NSW Australia
    Posts : 291
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1703 (15063.502)

    I am using Avast on my Windows 7 build and I find it better than using the MS one.
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  4.    30 Apr 2015 #184

    I use Avast Premier.
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  5.    06 May 2015 #185

    I find it strange that Microsoft didnt build in a scheduler into Defender. Anyone have any idea why not?
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  6.    06 May 2015 #186
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 16,960
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanWade View Post
    I find it strange that Microsoft didnt build in a scheduler into Defender. Anyone have any idea why not?
    First of all It's probably done with daily maintenance.
    Second, an Av only needs to scan the system the first time it's installed to check/clean. Daily scans are unnecessary if Real -Time protection is on.
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  7.    07 May 2015 #187

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    First of all It's probably done with daily maintenance.
    Second, an Av only needs to scan the system the first time it's installed to check/clean. Daily scans are unnecessary if Real -Time protection is on.
    Ahh you live and learn. Thanks Cliff
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  8.    15 May 2015 #188
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 96
    Windows 10

    Norton for me once it's updated to Win10. I like the current iteration a lot.
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  9.    19 May 2015 #189
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro

    Avast AIS works best for me.
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  10.    19 May 2015 #190
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10 TP

    I have been using back then Avira which shown as a really good antivirus. Since the days I moved to Windows 7, I never installed any antivirus because I thought I don't need them because I am strict and know what to do online, so let Defender do it's job if I fail somewhere.
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