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Freeware Anti Virus and AntiMalware

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#1 JcbsDa


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:01 PM

Hello and thank you again for having this forum.


A very weak question, I know, but I trust your expertise-whichever one of the members responds because I know you have more knowledge and experience than I.  And I understand everyone has their own opinion what is best.


Right now I am running Avast and Superanitspyware and Malwarebytes for an occasional scan.  Do these three seem to be good freeware options, or are there others out there that, for a general user, are widely preferable? 


I have WIndows10 with a Dell Inspirion 15.


Thank you for your help!  Jcbsda

Edited by JcbsDa, 03 August 2017 - 09:32 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:57 PM

If you don't want or can't afford to pay, then I would recommend Kaspersky Free Antivirus, Sophos Home Free Antivirus, Panda Cloud Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender or Microsoft Security Essentials, the free solution for Windows 7 and Vista SP1/SP2 that combines the features of an anti-virus and anti-malware scanner to provide real-time protection.

For other suggestions, please refer to Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

I generally recommend Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium or Zemana AntiMalware as the backbone to supplementing your anti-virus software.
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