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.    02 Oct 2014 #11
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,750
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    None, since Vista you do not really need AV on Windows, mostly thanks to full UAC.
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  2.    02 Oct 2014 #12
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    San Diego, CA
    Posts : 1,688
    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview x64

    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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 282
    Windows 10!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 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
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    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.    03 Oct 2014 #15
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 12
    XP, 7, 8.1, 10TP

    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.    03 Oct 2014 #17
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 804
    10 Pro Preview x64

    Quote Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves 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.    03 Oct 2014 #18
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
    Posts : 1,634
    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM

    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.    03 Oct 2014 #19
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,662
    3-Win-7Prox64 1-Win-10Prox64

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

    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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