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what is best free anti-spyware, anti-virus software for Windows 8?


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#1 Lydn

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 09:41 PM

What is best anti spyware for Windows 8?

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#2 Lydn

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Posted 07 September 2015 - 10:17 PM

what is best free anti-spyware, anti-virus software for Windows 8?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 08 September 2015 - 08:13 AM.
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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:07 AM

What's "best" is a matter of opinion.  I use Windows Defender and have never had a virus or malware.  I occasionally scan with Malwarebytes but it never finds anything.  Frankly, the best defense is safe surfing practices.



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Posted 08 September 2015 - 09:03 AM

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Here are links to polls about this very subject:
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