Windows 10: What is the best anti-virus scanner to use (free)?

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  1. Posts : 94
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Build 1607 14901.1000)
       06 Feb 2017 #1

    What is the best anti-virus scanner to use (free)?


    Hello guys,

    Please can you tell me what is the best free anti-virus scanner to use with Windows 10?
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  2.    06 Feb 2017 #2

    Windows Defender
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  3. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       06 Feb 2017 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Windows Defender
    The question was the best :-)
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  4.    06 Feb 2017 #4

    ReneM said: View Post
    The question was the best :-)
    Well, OK..... the best free anti-virus tool to use with Windows 10 is the grey matter between the user's ears, with Windows Defender as a backup.
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Feb 2017 #5

    I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium.
    Last edited by mickey12gauge; 06 Feb 2017 at 16:31.
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  6.    06 Feb 2017 #6

    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium...
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    Windows 10.3 Home 1703 x64 (Home per choice)
       06 Feb 2017 #7

    Installable - Zemana - Anti-malware and anti-ransomware protection

    Portable - Emsisoft | Emergency Kit: Free Portable Malware Scan and Removal

    Portable/random name/immune against anti-malware blockers - Dr.Web CureIt!
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    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.1066
       07 Feb 2017 #8

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Well, OK..... the best free anti-virus tool to use with Windows 10 is the grey matter between the user's ears, with Windows Defender as a backup.
    I like short and to the point
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  9. Posts : 272
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       07 Feb 2017 #9

    zemana is best
    but you don't have to limit yourself to just one, so add to it hitmanpro
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  10.    11 Feb 2017 #10

    Windows Defender, alongside Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free for periodical scanning.

    However, any anti-malware solution is not going to protect you if you do not think before you download anything that may be suspicious such as cracked software, or freeware that is ad-supported, or other such things. Remember to read installers carefully for any junkware that may be installed with it (and uncheck if possible, if not possible do not install the program), and keep software up to date so you do not have any backdoors or holes in your system.
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