Virus software

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  1. sean_scouser

    sean_scouser Member

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    Hi

    I usually use AVG free and be vigilant online

    what does everyone else use

    I just upgraded to pro 6 and wondering which to use if theres any better than AVG

    from what ive read bitdefender looks good and only £20 a year which is cheap
    cheers Sean
     
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    Windows Defender, built-in to Windows 10, is all I need.
     
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    brilliant mate thanks
     
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    sharpuser Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Visit Windows Update daily. Windows Defender has virus detection updates daily - sometimes multiple times daily.
     
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    Windows Defender here as well
     
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    Used to run Malwsrebytes as primary and defender occasional scans but when I recently reset my rig I skipped Malwarebytes and run defender only. Seems to do the job well.
    Malwarebytes had a high rate of detection of questionable behavior of websites. Not sure if these flags were real.

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    After two years of also using Malwarebytes Premium (I still have it running), not one threat has been detected. This is a testimony to how vigilant and accurate Windows Defender is.
     
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    Just last year I cleared infections from a computer using Malwarebytes Antimalware and Windows Defender was acting hilariously throughout the scan. As soon as Malwarebytes Identified and cleared an infection, Windows Defender would pop up a notification right after saying "Infection found!". It was too funny. I do have to say that Defender has gotten better lately, but Malwarebytes is still my "go to" for making sure a machine is clean from infections. I don't need it for real time scanning though.
     
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    Ha! I remember when Vista identified the Windows 8 installer as a virus, halfway through the installation .:)
     

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