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  1. Joined : May 2016
    Posts : 9
    Windows 10
       02 Jun 2016 #1

    Best antivirus?


    I have read through thread and I don't see any big group agreeing on one. I know I don't like Norton, been using avp... which is best?
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,857
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       03 Jun 2016 #2

    It's a matter of personal preference but I have found the built in windows defender to be perfectly adequate.
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,937
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       03 Jun 2016 #3

    philc43 said: View Post
    It's a matter of personal preference but I have found the built in windows defender to be perfectly adequate.
    I agree.. everyone seems to have a personal preference and I like the idea of sticking with Defender. Currently I'm using Avira and I like it a lot.
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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 277
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       03 Jun 2016 #4

    Defender is good, sometimes I use it but I am using Eset NOD 32 right now because it's faster to remove threats.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       03 Jun 2016 #5

    I personally use BitDefender Total Security, but I would recommend Windows Defender as base
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  6.    03 Jun 2016 #6

    You will never get a definitive answer, as mentioned above, everyone sings the praises of their own choice without much research in to the software's effectiveness.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 10,904
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       03 Jun 2016 #7

    everyone sings the praises of their own choice without much research in to the software's effectiveness
    There are the tests for
    AV Comparatives AV Test Links
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  8.    03 Jun 2016 #8

    axe0 said: View Post
    There are the tests for
    AV Comparatives AV Test Links
    Indeed there are but they too can come out differently from reviewer to reviewer. Its not a uniform process.
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  9.    03 Jun 2016 #9

    I wouldn't worry about it. Defender works fine but is also quite likely unnecessary.

    There hasn't been a decent virus outbreak since about 1996 - AV software is snake-oil in my opinion (although I guess using any is better than nothing if you are not sure).

    You are better off just not clicking on random links and entering your bank details in sites you do not know. That is where the real problem lies and no AV will help you with that.

    I made this exact error a couple of days ago (trying to buy a cheap aeroplane ticket). I gave my card details and then the site said they wanted me to send scanned copies of my passport and both sides of my credit card. Obviously I didn't do that.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       10 Jun 2016 #10

    No right answer, if one antivirus was the best then everyone would be using it, whatever's best for you. I use Emsisoft Antimalware, no bloat, a behavior blocker which is second to none and pretty much catches everything thrown at it, they use their own engine as well as Bitdefender's which is very good, best support going at their forum and one of the few antivirus companies which actually holds integrity to their products. In my humble opinion you cannot go wrong with it and price decreases for every year you renew.
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