Windows 10: What are the best free antivirus programs right now?

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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.137
       06 Oct 2017 #11

    Well got it switched over, Working well so far it seems, so gonna stick with it, then might convert the other Desktops after checking it out on this system. Other Desktop is an HP P6-2133W based system, WIndows 10 Pro, and low spec Intel Atom Acer Revo With WIndows 7 Sp1
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2017 #12

    AMDMan2016 said: View Post
    Well got it switched over, Working well so far it seems, so gonna stick with it, then might convert the other Desktops after checking it out on this system. Other Desktop is an HP P6-2133W based system, WIndows 10 Pro, and low spec Intel Atom Acer Revo With WIndows 7 Sp1
    Don't forget to turn on PUA (aka PUP) detection as Bree posted before. Why it isn't on by default is anyone's guess.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.137
       06 Oct 2017 #13

    Yes did turn that on
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Oct 2017 #14

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Don't forget to turn on PUA (aka PUP) detection as Bree posted before. Why it isn't on by default is anyone's guess.
    PUA protection is intended for Enterprise customers. From Brink's tutorial...
    While Microsoft announced the new PUA feature as only available for the Enterprise edition of Windows 10, Home and Pro editions can also enable it on their Windows 10 PCs...
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       06 Oct 2017 #15

    Bree said: View Post
    PUA protection is intended for Enterprise customers. From Brink's tutorial...
    Ok thanks. Didn't read the fine print. LOL
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  6.    07 Oct 2017 #16

    PUA protection works for all Defender versions when you use the .reg workaround. I don't like it that much because it tends to be too picky and throws a lot of false positives, imho. It's a good added layer of security though, for those not very tech-savvy users.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       07 Oct 2017 #17

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    PUA protection works for all Defender versions when you use the .reg workaround. I don't like it that much because it tends to be too picky and throws a lot of false positives, imho...
    Can't say I've seen that. I've only seen one positive and that was correct. I tested it on Home with an install package I'd downloaded (but not used) years ago. Apart from that I've not seen any other detections (perhaps I don't visit the right sort of sites :)).
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    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       07 Oct 2017 #18

    Bree said: View Post
    Can't say I've seen that. I've only seen one positive and that was correct. I tested it on Home with an install package I'd downloaded (but not used) years ago. Apart from that I've not seen any other detections (perhaps I don't visit the right sort of sites :)).
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       07 Oct 2017 #19

    sorrymargaret said: View Post
    I've used Malwarebytes + Windows Defender for years now to protect my PC and remove malware/viruses whenever I get something nasty. But lately Malwarebytes looks like its moving away from that basic, free program that I was so good. Can anyone confirm or deny its loss of quality? Can anyone suggest another quality program to use?
    Malwarebytes is going down the drain since version 3. As for Windows Defender, you either love it or hate it.

    As for free AV, there are many options: you can start with Avast Free, Kaspersky Free or Panda Cloud.

    As for an free on-demand scanner, Emsisoft Emergency Kit and Hitman Pro will do.


    sorrymargaret said: View Post
    Little off topic but, is CCleaner still popular and good?
    Yes. Some got excited because of news articles, but it can never happen again. Avast made of sure of that.


    sorrymargaret said: View Post
    Are there any MUST HAVE programs for windows 10 in your opinions?
    I do not like Windows basic apps or even store, this is software I install on every computer:

    TairikuOkami's software subscriptions
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  10.    08 Oct 2017 #20

    I love WD but I dislike its new interface greatly.
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