Best antivirus for Windows 10 64?

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  1. Beaupeep's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 V1809 b17763.55
       #21

    Night Hawk said:
    As for Norton being bloatware that rep no longer applies in recent years as Symantec as well as other companies ended up following VIPRE's lead in light footprints by av program......
    Yes, I can vouch for Norton Security. It does not noticeably impact the system whether it's running on my 2 home desktop PCs or my Dell laptop. Norton made their AV solutions light(er) on system resources a few years back. I've also found Symantec/Norton's product & tech support is good.

    Kaspersky 2016 does not affect the system noticeably. On the other hand, Bitdefender, which many reviewers tout to be the "fastest", did affect my internet and network speeds by creating a network latency/lag which was resolved by switching off the anti port scanning option. I've avoided BD products since then. My subscription is a waste unless of course the new version 2017 fixes those issues.

    This is the reason I always suggest one installs the 30 day trial version before purchasing any utility or security software. Sometimes what works for others may not work for you.
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  2. Kilwillie's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home
       #22

    Bit Defender caused Steam not to work for me when I tried it. As soon as I uninstalled BD, it loaded fine again. Everything's been working great with Kaspersky so far.
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  3. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #23

    I never cared for either BD or Kaspersky when looked as well as Avira and Avast. I had been running the free AVG for a number of years but wasn't getting the type of protection web filtering offers. While AVG and others will remove VIPRE in use now for several years already prevents! And if you decide to go with any paid for software that is one to be looking for.
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  4. jebuchanan's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro x64
       #24

    You forget about Default Deny systems, where the AV is only a minor layer in the security. I have used CIS for years, and have yet to experience a virus successfully getting into my system.
    Irregardless of how high a rating the AV gets in these 0=day tests, the AV is not the first nor the second line of defence.
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  5. Night Hawk's Avatar
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       #25

    That would be defense and web filtering along with an effective firewall will go much further then the "After the Fact" av remover processes seen with any software. Being User Smart is another major component as this subject remains endless regardless of what new thread is started. In other words "Common Sense Applied" usually is the element that prevails as the best prevention.
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  6. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
       #26

    Just had to buy a new Acer Aspire Laptop, as the screen went on my Toshiba.
    Started it up and straight away McAfee showed up and laptop took ages to kick in.
    Once got it working Uninstalled completely McAfee.
    Windows Defender kicked in and now I have a really fast laptop.
    Came with Windows 10 X64 bit Home.
    Thought Toshiba was fast but Acer faster
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  7. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #27

    Acer sees some great lcds while lately been finding Toshiba has been pretty reliable as far as portables go. I'm not surprised to hear Acer having a fast model either. Look at the specs first! If you have enough memory and a faster cpu and not so much OEM bloatwares you should be seeing a unit run like a rabbit. If loaded down with crapola slow as a turtle is how that goes.

    Now as for Mc A Fail that crap is heavily promoted since everybody already knows it's crapware and they pay to have their stuff pre-installed. But what you are seeing is still only trialware and then they get you if you buy. The better companies will have already trended for seeing light footprints while Mc A Fail is still old school flop central.
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  8. hTconeM9user's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
       #28

    Night Hawk said:
    Acer sees some great lcds while lately been finding Toshiba has been pretty reliable as far as portables go. I'm not surprised to hear Acer having a fast model either. Look at the specs first! If you have enough memory and a faster cpu and not so much OEM bloatwares you should be seeing a unit run like a rabbit. If loaded down with crapola slow as a turtle is how that goes.

    Now as for Mc A Fail that crap is heavily promoted since everybody already knows it's crapware and they pay to have their stuff pre-installed. But what you are seeing is still only trialware and then they get you if you buy. The better companies will have already trended for seeing light footprints while Mc A Fail is still old school flop central.
    Have had and still got some Toshiba laptops, never before had an Acer and I must say I am well impressed. Windows Defender working well. Because I did not update McAfee it came uninstalled with no hassle at all. Did not even have to use their uninstaller.
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  9. Night Hawk's Avatar
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    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       #29

    That's mainly promotional type stuff to begin with. It's meant to be easy to remove otherwise people would be after Acer about it!

    As far as what protections you decided on will generally depend on much usage the Acer will be seeing. Have a 2yr. subscription on the laptop bought in January I could see upgraded from the Internet Security Suite to Internet Security Pro but the $10 upgrade offer was back at the start of the year. The desktops fall under the lifetime of device licensing or 2027 whichever comes first. That avoids the "oh I forgot the renewal" in 2 or 3yrs. time.
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  10. Posts : 258
    Windows 10
       #30

    Kilwillie said:
    Bit Defender caused Steam not to work for me when I tried it. As soon as I uninstalled BD, it loaded fine again. Everything's been working great with Kaspersky so far.
    No problem with Steam on Bitdefender free and paid product on my virtual machine.
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