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 : 2,278
    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       02 Oct 2014 #11

    None, since Vista you do not really need AV on Windows, mostly thanks to full UAC.
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  2. Posts : 1,495
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64
       02 Oct 2014 #12

    I voted for Avast, but since it's incompatible, I'll be going with the majority here. WD and Malwarebytes.
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  3.    02 Oct 2014 #13

    blackroseMD1 said: View Post
    I voted for Avast, but since it's incompatible, I'll be going with the majority here. WD and Malwarebytes.
    This. Tho the malwarebytes new UI sucks!
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  4.    03 Oct 2014 #14

    Defender + MBAM. May try something later, but that will be my initial plan. Also use script/ad blockers on browers were possible. That seems to help against web-based intrusions.
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  5. Posts : 12
    XP, 7, 8.1, 10TP
       03 Oct 2014 #15

    I'm using Windows Defender and Malwarebytes (free) right now, but will give (free) Bitdefender a try.
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  6.    03 Oct 2014 #16

    See where WD has greater usage by members.
    What about MSE?
    What does WD have over MSE as I have had no issues with MSE?
    THW
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  7. Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64
       03 Oct 2014 #17

    The Howling Wolves said: View Post
    See where WD has greater usage by members.
    What about MSE?
    What does WD have over MSE as I have had no issues with MSE?
    THW
    MS like changing their terminology that is all Windows Defender and Microsoft Security Essentials: Which one do I need? | Cyber Trust Blog
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  8. Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       03 Oct 2014 #18

    WD + MBAM.

    Becoming a BSOD analyst has opened my eyes to just how many problems any AV suite can cause. I still use F-Secure on my main W7 installation and wouldn't be a adverse to using that on W10, but with Defender built-in and so far proving to be 100% BSOD free (to my knowledge) I may as well use it.
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  9. Posts : 1,511
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       03 Oct 2014 #19

    The only item I've installed is sas superantispyware free haven't activated to keep conflicts to a minimum
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  10. Posts : 98
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       03 Oct 2014 #20

    Windows Defender and MBAM Pro for me as well. I found this to be a winning combination on Windows 7, and will be sticking with it for now. I would like to swich out Defender for Norton at some point, but I'm going to wait for the final version of 10 to come out before I do that.
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