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Any free antivirus recommendations?

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#16 RolandJS


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 09:04 AM

BriTechGuy, you're right as rain!  I totally forgot the OP was running only Windows 10.

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#17 JustAnotherNode


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

Windows Defender (built-in) is a nice free option in my opinion. You can of course use other on-demand scanners as well to strengthen your configuration, such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Emergency Kit.

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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:48 PM

Windows 8/10 Defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups. The key word being "free". However, Windows Defender is not enough...meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. This is true for most anti-virus solutions. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an effective anti-malware solution for maximum protection.
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