windows defender or other antivirus?


  1. lh3
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
       #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. Posts : 36,260
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #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. lh3
    Posts : 12
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Okay thanks!!
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  4. Posts : 7,196
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #4

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