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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 AnythingButMalware

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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.


Have you tried turning it off and back on? :P


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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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Posted 11 December 2017 - 12:25 PM

My choose is Avast or kaspersky free version.... but you have more... but these are good..

i use it too, and i think is good so



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 04:11 PM

My choose is Avast or kaspersky free version.... but you have more... but these are good..

i use it too, and i think is good so

Which one...Avast or Kaspersky free or are you using both?
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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:44 PM

make sure not to get AVG it doesnt find any malware. are there any downsides to malwarebytes?



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:15 AM

Malwarebytes 3.x Free does not include real-time protection in its freeware mode...it is only an advanced on-demand cleaner that detects and removes malware when you run a scan, therefore it cannot be used to block or prevent malware infection.
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