Antivirus/ Malware software for W10


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I thought I would reach out to this forum and ask if anyone can recommend Antivirus software that is compatible with W10. Currently, I am running AVAST which for the most part works decently, however it at time takes along time to start. Also, I have noticed over a period of time while running CCleaner bits of AVAST turns up on a daily basis, in the registry. So I am looking for a software that does not place a great demand on resources. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated either paid or free software. Thanks.
 
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I thought I would reach out to this forum and ask if anyone can recommend Antivirus software that is compatible with W10. Currently, I am running AVAST which for the most part works decently, however it at time takes along time to start. Also, I have noticed over a period of time while running CCleaner bits of AVAST turns up on a daily basis, in the registry. So I am looking for a software that does not place a great demand on resources. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated either paid or free software. Thanks.
Windows Defender and use Malawarebytes does the job.
I also use CCleaner occasionally.
 
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I use the above Malawarebytes and occasional CCleaner and it's working great. You do have to pay small fee one time per year on Malawarebytes if you want to continue using it past the free trial. But it does a great job so far.
 
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I use the above Malawarebytes and occasional CCleaner and it's working great. You do have to pay small fee one time per year on Malawarebytes if you want to continue using it past the free trial. But it does a great job so far.
There's a free version of Malawarebytes ;)
 
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I use Panda Free Antivirus as well as the free version of Malwarebytes. I was using Windows Defender but weird things started to happen with it after the last updates from MS. Panda Free works great.
 
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I use the free Malwarebytes and CCleaner, and they both work great. I can't get rid of AVG, but it works well.
 
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Bitdefender is a nice free anti virus, that's very lightweight. Panda's pretty lightweight too. I wouldn't recommend Windows Defender though. It has the worst detection rates of any of the free AV's. I also run the free version of Malwarebytes. I scan once a day with it. Between the two (knock on wood), I've been virus/malware free for a couple years.
 
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Bitdefender is a nice free anti virus, that's very lightweight. Panda's pretty lightweight too. I wouldn't recommend Windows Defender though. It has the worst detection rates of any of the free AV's. I also run the free version of Malwarebytes. I scan once a day with it. Between the two (knock on wood), I've been virus/malware free for a couple years.
 
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I find Windows defender poor so always run Malwarebytes as well.. I've use this for years and find it excellent, even the free version.
 
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I just run MS Defender and MalwareBytes. I also am quite paranoid about opening any Email when I don't know the sender and some other cases. Don't click on links except when I know them to be from trustworthy sources. I have not had an infection that has got past these defences.
 
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I just run MS Defender and MalwareBytes. I also am quite paranoid about opening any Email when I don't know the sender and some other cases. Don't click on links except when I know them to be from trustworthy sources. I have not had an infection that has got past these defences.
I don't know of anyone that has had a problem running MS Defender and MalwareBytes
MS Defender updates regularly and just does the job without all the fancy bits. :)
 
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After reading the posts from Bigfeet and Ann J, I think I'll stick with AVG. I also use Malwarebytes often, and it occasionally finds minor stuff.
 

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Defender and Malwarebytes is all you'll ever need,practice safe browsing habits ( staying off porn sites,torrent sites and the like) and bob's your uncle.
As said before me,don't click on unknown links,unknown emails or attachments.
 
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Defender and Malwarebytes is all you'll ever need,practice safe browsing habits ( staying off porn sites,torrent sites and the like) and bob's your uncle.
As said before me,don't click on unknown links,unknown emails or attachments.
My thoughts exactly. :)
 
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Defender and Malwarebytes is all you'll ever need,practice safe browsing habits ( staying off porn sites,torrent sites and the like) and bob's your uncle.
As said before me,don't click on unknown links,unknown emails or attachments.
See, but that doesn't always work. I go to a very legit racing forum. In the last week, a malicious ad slipped through on google's ad sense. Not the forums fault, but infected a few that didn't have good protection. I don't know if defender caught it, but I won't put my systems health in microsoft's hands anymore than I have to. That's just one example. It can happen anywhere.

But if your comfortable using it, that's fine. It's better than nothing I guess.

After reading the posts from Bigfeet and Ann J, I think I'll stick with AVG. I also use Malwarebytes often, and it occasionally finds minor stuff.
AVG is perfectly fine. I used it for over 10 years. Just a little bloated and had an issue with a windows update a few years back. It read a windows file as a virus and removed it, making people's system unbootable.
 

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See, but that doesn't always work. I go to a very legit racing forum. In the last week, a malicious ad slipped through on google's ad sense. Not the forums fault, but infected a few that didn't have good protection. I don't know if defender caught it, but I won't put my systems health in microsoft's hands anymore than I have to. That's just one example. It can happen anywhere.

But if your comfortable using it, that's fine. It's better than nothing I guess.


AVG is perfectly fine. I used it for over 10 years. Just a little bloated and had an issue with a windows update a few years back. It read a windows file as a virus and removed it, making people's system unbootable.
The same argument can be made with myself partaking in many online forums as well and I've yet to be infected with anything and many others that use the aforementioned combination find the same results. There's no magic bullet but for seamless integration and minuscule footprint they are a winning couple in my opinion and experience.
 
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AVG was hacked was it not. I will stick with Avast AIS at least till my Subscription runs out.
 
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Bitdefender is a nice free anti virus, that's very lightweight. Panda's pretty lightweight too. I wouldn't recommend Windows Defender though. It has the worst detection rates of any of the free AV's. I also run the free version of Malwarebytes. I scan once a day with it. Between the two (knock on wood), I've been virus/malware free for a couple years.

Does the free version of BD work with Windows 10 now? I know when Win 10 first came out BD said it wouldn't work. I was using BD Free with my Win 7 and wouldn't mind using it with Win 10 if it works now.
 
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Don't use registry cleaners - like ccleaner. You should do the maintenance of your PC with Windows built in tools like Diskcleaner and Defrag. Also you should use a main Antivir software - like Windows Defender with another security tools - like Immunet and Malwarebytes.
 
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