What antivirus are you using? Free or Paid?

View Poll Results: What antivirus are you using?

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  • Windows Defender

    48 39.34%
  • AVG

    5 4.10%
  • ZoneAlarm

    0 0%
  • Panda

    3 2.46%
  • Avast

    13 10.66%
  • Bitdefender

    7 5.74%
  • Avira

    5 4.10%
  • Other (Name it)

    41 33.61%
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  1. Posts : 26,993
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #31

    I use Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit(free), Spywareblaster, Winpatrol and Privacy Badger.
    Sometimes changing anti-virus to Avira free.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 40
    Windows 10 X64
       #32

    Started off with McAfee (came pre-installed with the PC), however it bashed up my PC real bad. So uninstalled it and went for Avast (Free edition) works like a charm :)
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 64bit
       #33

    tanujchadha said:
    Started off with McAfee (came pre-installed with the PC), however it bashed up my PC real bad. So uninstalled it and went for Avast (Free edition) works like a charm :)
    Hmm, I had McAfee preinstalled and the malware scan kept freezing. I can't be doing with AV that fails in any way, so it had to go. Now using Emsisoft Anti Malware paid. It also blocks hosts that are used for advertising or tracking purposes. Brilliant.:)
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 2,120
    Win 11 x 64 Home. Pro x 64 on Surface.
       #34

    AVG Internet Security 2016. Malewarebytes Premium. Spybot. Advanced System Care 9.1 Pro.

    Whenever I have a new machine of any descrition, the first thing I do is remove Norton (and symantec folder) and McAfee if loaded.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #35

    Bitdefender & Malware Anti-Malware.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit Build 1803
       #36

    I just use Windows Defender these days, I keep a copy of malware bytes around in case I feel I need a additional scan but have yet to run into this. Honestly I have not had any virus problems since I stopped torrenting years ago and using mass software downloads from Ninite.com. Good browsing habits + Defender+ good firewall configuration = A stable and secure system
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #37

    TrustPort Antivirus 2015.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Build 10586 x64
       #38

    Bitdefender 2015 Maximum Security no complaints and runs smoothly than ever.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 20
    Windows 10 Build 10586 x64
       #39

    I have a general question about anti viruses:
    If there are millions of known viruses in the database of some anti virus software, how can it scan so fast?
    Doesn't it need to check each and every file and match it with millions of viruses? So how does it scan each file in a millisecond?
    It's the heuristics that scan each and every file after folder scan. It will see if any MD5 hash is identical to the database and then flag it as malware.
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 256
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       #40

    I am using Windows defender now
      My Computer


 

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