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which antivirus software is best?

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#1 Gert1985


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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:21 AM

Hi I would like to know which antivirus software is best fo windows 10?

Edited by hamluis, 07 December 2016 - 09:56 AM.
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Posted 07 December 2016 - 06:17 PM

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. Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.

Here are links to some related discussion topics:If you don't mind paying, I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources which slow down performance. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay, then I would recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials.
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#3 sariki


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Posted 13 December 2016 - 01:12 AM

I am a huge fan of Bitdefender. It has yet to let me down and typically doesn't run to heavy in the resource department.

Like quietman said before it really is up to you and what you want out of a antivirus program. 

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 01:48 PM

I personally prefer Malwarebytes and ESET NOD32. They can be ran side by side but they are good on their own as well. They have both saved me in some tough situations.

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