windows defender or other antivirus?

  1.    16 Oct 2016 #1

    windows defender or other antivirus?

    i just installed windows 10. i know there is the default windows defender, but i'm thinking of downloading another antivirus. which one should i download (preferably free)? or should i stick to the built-in one?
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  2.    16 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, Some people are happy with that, others find that sometimes it suddenly uses a lot of CPU or disk time and gets in the way.

    If it works for you, fine. You can compare its performance as a AV on review sites.

    Avast seems one of the least problematic. Bitdefender caused some a certain specific type of problem some months back, but maybe that has been resolved. Likewise ESET.

    People will have their own favourite. When considering one, you could just search the forum (Advanced- allows time range) and see what has been reported about it (recently, assuming older reports relate to things that have been fixed - maybe!).
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  3.    16 Oct 2016 #3

    Okay thanks!!
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  4.    16 Oct 2016 #4

    Check whether your bank offers any freebies - I get a free licence for Kaspersky Internet Security from my bank.
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