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    pls recommend some good free anti virus


    pls recommend some good free anti virus program
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    The one included with Windows 10.
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    Hello @makhan10,

    makhan10 said:
    pls recommend some good free anti virus program

    I must admit that a few years ago I used to use AVG - FREE because I would NOT use Windows Defender. Today though, I do use Windows Defender. It has come a LONG way over the last few years and is now a pretty decent Antivirus program.

    There are quite a few FREE Antivirus programs out there, and I am sure that members will come forward with what they use and the reasons why.

    I just did some investigating for you and came across these . . .

    > The Best Free Antivirus Protection for 2021
    > 5 Best (REALLY FREE) Antivirus Software for Windows [2021]

    I hope this helps.
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    thnx guys
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    And remember, if you go 3rd party free anti virus/malware, you get the same value that you paid for.
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    makhan10 said:
    thnx guys
    You are VERY welcome.
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    Honestly, I'd recommend Windows Defender. It comes included with Windows 10, does not show any ads & is not obtrusive. However, it is a bit resource hungry (maxes out my Xeon E3-1231 v3 when doing a full scan & it also likes to eat disks as well).
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    Silexium said:
    Honestly, I'd recommend Windows Defender. It comes included with Windows 10, does not show any ads & is not obtrusive. However, it is a bit resource hungry (maxes out my Xeon E3-1231 v3 when doing a full scan & it also likes to eat disks as well).
    how often should i do full scan of windows defender????????
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    makhan10 said:
    how often should i do full scan of windows defender????????
    The quick scan is sufficient on a regular basis. A full scan can take a very long time, and is not necessary unless the quick scan finds something bad, then a full scan is warranted. Defender has the smarts to keep you out of trouble and knows where to look with the quick scan.
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    makhan10 said:
    how often should i do full scan of windows defender????????
    I'm not sure. Maybe once a week/month. A full scan takes a while to complete (about an hour on my system - Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64 on an SSD) & it consumes a lot of resources. The time it takes for scans to finish depends on your CPU & whether you have an SSD or HDD as your Windows drive.
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