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Best Anti-virus for Windows 10

I bought a new laptop which runs the new version of the OS. I need recommendations, please.

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Re: anti-virus

For most of us, Windows Defender coming with Windows 10 is good enough. Last week, my son had a new laptop and all I did for antivirus was uninstalling the McAfee trial it came with.

But feel free to choose the best for you from https://www.av-comparatives.org/

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Re: Re: anti-virus

I've seen the way Windows Defender works. Even though it's from Microsoft, it looks phoney Silly as if it pretends to do a complete virus scan by taking a LOT of time. I repeat, a lot.

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All the AV scans look to take a lot of time.

So I don't take that as phony. There are reviews and such to go over but here I'm going with Defender as good enough and a browser add on to bolster web security.

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Which browser add-on do you recommend
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Keep it simple

Start with the stock w10 AV.
Play around with that until you learn how to run it.

Next up grab a copy of firefox and use it as your browser.
Play around with the options to get it the way you like.

Next up grab the firefox add-on Ublock origin.
That will help cleanup web pages.

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anti virus

Im also using windows defender Happy , it's been really great

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Defending Defender

I agree. I've been using it since it was first released, and stopped using other products such as the bloated Norton security suite. However, with web sites starting to run bitcoin mining app the Web pages that they serve you, I'm wondering if I need something to prevent that.

For browsing on Windows, I run Chrome with network-wide Pi-hole filtering, Disconnect, Pfsense, and either ublock or adblock plugins enabled.

The only thing that might get through is the aforementioned bitcoin mining scripts.

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Chrome Has A Bitcoin "Blocker" Add-on
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Thank you

I also used. And it was great

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Antivirus For Windows 10 OS

Post was last edited on November 6, 2017 3:11 AM PST

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Not advised.

That site has issues with adding on software you didn't ask for. Even today.

The denials continue.

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Anti-virus for Windows 10

Avast AntiVirus
Avast AntiVirus
Bitdefender Antivirus
Faronics Anti-Virus
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus

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My two cents:

In this article http://download.cnet.com/guides/best-antivirus-for-windows/ Cnet presents Norton, McAfee and Avira to be best antivirus however according to my person experience Windows Defender does the job most of the times however for extra security go with Kaspersky.

However as we all know we can't totally be depended upon antivirus or any software to protect us, we need to have knowledge on the basic things like where to and where not to download from. Which site to access and what to not to really stay protected.

Hope it helps Happy

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Best Anti-virus for Windows 10
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Best Anti-virus for Windows 10

I do believe that the best antivirus for Windows 10 is Windows Defender which comes inbuilt with Windows 10.

I do believe that there is no specific antivirus which can fulfil the needs for all users. An antivirus software can be perfect for a user can be useless for the other. The choice of antivirus totally depends upon the requirement of the users. If the user has very less online work and remains indulged in offline work for most of the time, then any good antivirus would be fine for them. In case, the user has much of its work in online mode by doing financial transaction, shopping, paying bill, credit card payments, then I would recommend use of any Total Security Antivirus which would be able to provide extremely advanced protection against all sought of online cyber threats which can steal confidential financial information of the user when he/she makes a transaction online.

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Just don't go with BitDefender!

I had very bad experience with BitDefender. Software is ok, (I guess) but the payment process is terrible! BitDefender is using third party to process the payments and that would be ok if they respect buyers. It doesn't matter that you disable auto-renewal they will charge you! It doesn't matter that you already purchased a new type of BitDef security they will charge you on top of that for the same device! Then, if, big if you succeed to get BitDefender online support, they'll offer all kinds of things just not to give the money back. Finally, when you decide to leave that charade, they will tell you that they cannot remove your personal data from their system because of technical reasons. Don't even consider BitDefender!

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I think windows defender is good one, although is has less capability then other third-party package, best things are it never slow down a windows system and never make too interruption by throwing notifications.

Post was last edited on January 5, 2018 4:40 AM PST

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Take my two cents here:

I was looking out for some best anti-virus a few days ago and after doing a bit of research found out that Quick heal best suits the needs and is affordable, using it since a few days now and loving it. The antivirus is freely available on the official website of Quickheal, you can check it out here -
download-free-antivirus">http://www.quickheal.co.in/download-free-antivirus

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Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Emsisoft Anti-Malware is a good choice, efficient and easy to use. Not saying the very active support team and the company emphasizing privacy.

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Reviews

How big is their team? How long have they making anti-malware software? How many customers do they have? Can you link to any 3rd party reviews of their product?

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List Of Best Anti Virus

McAfee AntiVirus Plus.
Symantec Norton AntiVirus Basic.
Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus.
Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
Avast Pro Antivirus 2017.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2017.
ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

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Depends on the user

Well answer to this depends on the person using the software.
I used to use NORTON virus, I liked it alot but Quickheal is also an amazing one .

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it's good for you

Windows Defender is best you don't need another anti-virus

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Best Anti-virus for Windows 10

If you are concerned that Windows Defender is not safe enough, you may consider installing BitDefender Antivirus, which is one of the best antivirus software.

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If you don't mind paying for a subscripton

If you are using the Microsoft Edge browser Kapersky is the only one that I've found that fully supports that browser. I'm not totally sure if the free version does because I'm looking to replace Norton Security Suite which does not support Edge although they did release a plug in for the browser. Bitdefender, Webroot and Norton do not support Edge. I have been trying to research if Defender is good enough because I do download games and apps not from the Windows store. Good Luck.

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Defender.

I've used it for a long time. So far no problems. I do use Windows store but I don't torrent or visit dodgy sites. Firefox is my browser.
Dafydd.

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eset nod 32 is great anti virus

eset nod 32 is great anti virus, kaspersky is in 2 rank.

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Re: Best Anti-virus for Windows 10

The problem is no anti-virus removes the Windows 10 virus. Windows 10 is a virus that is spyware and malware. The only proper way to remove the Windows 10 virus is to reformat the drive and install Windows 7 if you must use Windows. The other way is to download a good Linux distro like MX Linux and install it. https://mxlinux.org/

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Best Antivirus Protection for Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest windows operating system offering some awesome features like Cortana on Desktop, Improved Multi Tasking etc. With advancement of technology, new and undetectable viruses and spyware are attacking our systems.
In order to secure your Devices you need a robust antivirus security to fight against these harmful threats.
I would recommend 2 very good antivirus software
1. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2018
1. It has an Autopilot mode which automatically takes security decisions without interrupting you.
2. Search Advisor gives warning even before you visit a malicious website.
3. Chat Encryption keeps your conversation private.

2. norton/antivirus-basic-1-year-1pc]Norton Antivirus
1. No In-product advertising to give you a pleasant interface.
2. Automatic Silent updates ensures your protection is up to date.
3. Powered by 24*7 Threat monitoring networks.

Post was last edited on September 19, 2018 3:22 AM PDT

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