Poll: Which free antivirus will you prefer?

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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Oct 2014 #81

    CountMike said: View Post
    BunnyJ said: View Post
    I'm using BitDefender right now.
    I might get kapersky when I upgrade to Win10..
    May I ask for some experiences with it ?
    BiteDefefener works just fine in Win10.
    I've used Kapersky before and it works really well. It has PC Mags editor choice and it's what I would use if I were to spend money on any AV. I think I might download the trial today and see if it installs.

    I'll post my findings.
    Jeff
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,935
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       24 Oct 2014 #82

    Well, Kapersky did not install.
    That's a fail on the Win10 Test.

    But I bet by next year it will work just fine.
    Jeff
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
    Win-7Prox64 Win-8.1Prox64 Win-10Prox64
       03 Nov 2014 #83

    MSE is perfectly fine with mbam pro/ now premium I probably wouldn't if I used the free version of mbam
    I've used this same combo for 4-5 years
    With a dash of SAS Pro because I love the product although the free version is good too,
    I feel quite good about the above combo,
    Cheers.
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  4. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       03 Nov 2014 #84

    So, all you guys who installed 3rd party AV, can you still run Windows Defender?
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
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       03 Nov 2014 #85

    badrobot said: View Post
    So, all you guys who installed 3rd party AV, can you still run Windows Defender?
    With Bitdeffender, WD is dead as doornail.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       03 Nov 2014 #86

    Do you think MS did this in purpose so that everyone will be forced to use a security software that they are in control of?
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       03 Nov 2014 #87

    badrobot said: View Post
    Do you think MS did this in purpose so that everyone will be forced to use a security software that they are in control of?
    Well, multiple AVs at the same time never vent together well.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,288
    Win 10 Pro x64
       03 Nov 2014 #88

    But with Win 8, the built-in AV is fine even after installing Avast and AVG. I just don't enable them at the same time. But if you accidentally did, all you get is a conflict error message and not a broken AV.
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  9. Joined : Jul 2014
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       03 Nov 2014 #89

    badrobot said: View Post
    But with Win 8, the built-in AV is fine even after installing Avast and AVG. I just don't enable them at the same time. But if you accidentally did, all you get is a conflict error message and not a broken AV.
    Avast did disable WD in W8, didn't fave to lift a finger to do it myself.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
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       03 Nov 2014 #90

    Windows defender would be disabled mostly by the third party a-v being installed because of it's own features would replace defenders,
    Turning it back on would be unadvised otherwise the third party would not of turned it off

    One quirk I guess no one but I have run into in win-10 was windows defender would not come back on after uninstalling Panda antivirus :/
    In a 10TP I would stick to the existing apps store a-v's "if" I were now going to replace win-defender which I wouldn't do it now anyway after the last deal,
    There really is no need to replace w.d. add mbam pro and be done
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