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  1.    06 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (Build 1607 14901.1000)

    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
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Windows Defender
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  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Windows Defender
    The question was the best :-)
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  4.    06 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by ReneM 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.    06 Feb 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Good ole U.S. of A
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro

    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
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Wyandotte, MI
    Posts : 108
    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium...
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  7.    06 Feb 2017 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,866
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    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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  8.    07 Feb 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,559
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.64

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR 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.    07 Feb 2017 #9
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    windows 10 pro x64 fall creators update

    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
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    England
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home

    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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