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  1.    18 May 2017 #1
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    Windows antivirus or other


    I have an old netbook called an Eee PC and it had XP on it. I was wondering if the built in antivirus that is in windows would suffice or should I look for a free antivirus or try to buy a paid one?
    I know I need to fill the specs out on my profile but will try to do that tonight I think
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  2.    18 May 2017 #2

    It depends on the type of browsing you do. If you're a "normal browser" then Windows Defender is perfectly adequate. But if you download torrents, you might want something a bit more advanced.
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  3.    18 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Bad Wolf View Post
    I have an old netbook called an Eee PC and it had XP on it.
    Avast Free (Custom setup - Minimal Protection) or 360 Total Security Essential.

    Windows Defender or any paid AV would most like bring it to its knees with all the features.
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  4.    19 May 2017 #4

    I find Avast is too intrusive and bloaty these days.
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  5.    19 May 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    I find Avast is too intrusive and bloaty these days.
    Privacy related: Disable Cyber Capture & Reputation Services & Sharing Personal Info
    Detection & setup & forget: Enable PUP, Hardened & Silent Mode / Set popups to 1 sec
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  6.    20 May 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Good ole U.S. of A
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    I find Avast is too intrusive and bloaty these days.
    So did I... Back in the day it was my go to software, before they added what I personally consider useless things to it. I use Windows Defender along side Malwarebytes Premium these days and feel safe but I don't do anything sketchy either. LOL
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  7.    20 May 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit

    I use ESET IS on my gaming PC because it doesn't slow my machine down.
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  8.    20 May 2017 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2014
    Indiana/Florida
    Posts : 1,517
    Windows 10 Home x64

    Yeah , I don't recommend Avast anymore either. Sadly as I used it for years. Panda's cloud A/V is extremely light on system resources and has been very good for me. (And I DO go to some very dodgy sites ) Its free too btw.
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  9.    20 May 2017 #9
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    Panda is great, but it requires a reliable and fast connection, not WiFi, since it is purely cloud based.
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  10.    20 May 2017 #10
    Join Date : May 2017
    Nurnberg, Germany
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    Windows

    I heard about Panda, but haven't tried it. Actually, I have a fast connection on my PC, so maybe it is a good choice for me.
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