Windows 10: What antivirus are you using? Free or Paid?
I agree. Backups are the first line of defense against any kind of malware (and the most important one). Nonetheless I use av software as a supplementary measure. Even though I could always restore my data after a successful attack on my pc it would still be unpleasant and I'd really like to avoid it if possible.
Bitdefender Total Security 2016 + Malwarebytes Premium + Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Premium. All bought and paid for.
Be nice to all, please?!
Bitdefender Free has finally been updated, so I install that one on the computers.
After trying out all the free AVs, this one seems to be the lightest one, thus far.
Along with the inbuilt Kaspersky in the browser, it provides a nice protection.
Windows 10 Firewall & Defender are working great for me, I do have Malwarebytes for a second opinion, but have had no problems
Kaspersky Internet Security 2016.
It was recommended by a PC repair/rebuild/recovery shop I used a few years ago and it's often rated highly in security software reviews. I've had no regrets, but I have no idea it is worth the cost.
I just use Windows defender. Do these new computers need a firewall? or is the built in one enough protection.
I have always used the built in firewall. Never had a problem.
The Computer Bird
I am using AVG Free 2016 Protection, Malwarebytes Free 2016, and the built in Windows Firewall. I used to have AVG Internet Security 2015 Trail and Malwarebytes Premium Free Trail, but they conflict (so I was told) with each other. So good thing I didn't go through with the PAID versions
Windows defender on this dual booting Win 10 box . Avast free on the other 3 10586th2 Win 10 PC's , mbam free & mbam Anti-Exploit & mbam Anti Ransom-Ware beta on all of them along with Windows Firewall ofc.
Note : mbam Anti Ransom-Ware beta did not prevent a re direct to a Ransom-Ware web page yesterday that locked my browser tabs & browser and mbam Anti-Exploit let it get by the browser in the first place . I had to open taskman and kill the browser app and re launch it and get on with my business .
All those things are all out of date by lunchtime anyway the first day U install them even with frequent updating so it'a crap shoot anyway ...........................
That being said I generally like all the mbam products and beta's will be betas anyway
I have a question regarding antivirus programs on windows 10 - though this will also extend to windows 7 and windows 8.1.
My new windows 10 laptop came preinstalled with McAfee, and the trial has almost expired - hence, I uninstalled...
Apologies if this has been asked here already
64 Bit doesn't seem to be as popular with AV programs as I had hoped. But does anyone know of a good one that is currently mainstream and rated (somewhat) highly?
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From my question you will doubtless realize I'm new to virtual machines.
I've just installed VMWare Player and W10 TP.
On my host system I have Emsisoft Internet Security running. I have no idea whether this will also protect my VM setup or if...