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wizrak

Which is the best antivirus software for windows 10

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I am using windows 10 on my laptop i need to know about the antivirus software for my laptop. There are lot of anti virus software on the market. Though they claim about giving perfect security. But i want to get expert opinion about this

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Windows 10 has a quality antivirus/antimalware program built-in called Windows Defender. It continuously runs in the background and is updated regularly...sometimes multiple times per day and is constantly improving. Here are some articles you can read about it:

http://www.groovypost.com/news/microsoft-announces-windows-defender-advanced-threat-detection/

http://www.groovypost.com/news/windows-10-defender-allows-offline-malware-scans/

Personally, that is all I use. If you want a supplemental antimalware program, I recommend the portable versions of Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware. I say portable because you can simply run them from a USB drive to do a scan.

Of course, the bottom line is you need to use common sense and be responsible when using your PC. Here are two articles with competing views on security protection against Malware:

http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-I-havent-used-antivirus-programs-in-years/  (Common Sense Guide to Malware Protection)

http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-everyone-needs-antimalware-protection/ (Competing View on Why Everyone Needs Malware Protection)

But if you have kids or other people who aren't tech savvy using the PC, you should consider a commercial program like Norton, TrendMicro, or Kaspersky. 

To get a look at how well these security programs stack up, I recommend checking out this following page that is an Independent AV comparison chart:

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

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Thank you for the post Brian. To be honest, I was also looking for a distinct antivirus programme for Windows 10.

 

It helped a lot.

 

 

 

Thank you,

 

Richard Oakley

 

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15 hours ago, Brian said:

Windows 10 has a quality antivirus/antimalware program built-in called Windows Defender. It continuously runs in the background and is updated regularly...sometimes multiple times per day and is constantly improving. Here are some articles you can read about it:

http://www.groovypost.com/news/microsoft-announces-windows-defender-advanced-threat-detection/

http://www.groovypost.com/news/windows-10-defender-allows-offline-malware-scans/

Personally, that is all I use. If you want a supplemental antimalware program, I recommend the portable versions of Malwarebytes or SuperAntiSpyware. I say portable because you can simply run them from a USB drive to do a scan.

Of course, the bottom line is you need to use common sense and be responsible when using your PC. Here are two articles with competing views on security protection against Malware:

http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-I-havent-used-antivirus-programs-in-years/  (Common Sense Guide to Malware Protection)

http://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/why-everyone-needs-antimalware-protection/ (Competing View on Why Everyone Needs Malware Protection)

But if you have kids or other people who aren't tech savvy using the PC, you should consider a commercial program like Norton, TrendMicro, or Kaspersky. 

To get a look at how well these security programs stack up, I recommend checking out this following page that is an Independent AV comparison chart:

http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

what would you recommend me in malware bytes and superantispyware?

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14 hours ago, Richard Oakley said:

Thank you for the post Brian. To be honest, I was also looking for a distinct antivirus programme for Windows 10.

 

It helped a lot.

 

 

 

Thank you,

 

Richard Oakley

 

which av you are planning to install

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Sorry to reply you after a long time. I thought of installing McAfee LiveSafe 2016 Antivirus since it has an Internet Security for PCs, Smart Phones and Laptops, data security and 24x7 Tech Support. 

Please see below link which has details about same.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2470466,00.asp

 

Regards,

Richard Oakley| Tech Support Team

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Hello,

 

I would (personally) recommend to use Sophos home for AV and HitmanPro.Alert for Malware and Anti-Exploit. ZoneAlarm Pro (since COMODO cannot be installed "normal way") as your FireWall.

 

Thanks!

Regards,

Blane

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Personally, I just leave Windows Defender to do its thing.

And if I need a second opinion I will use either the portable version of SuperAntiSpyware.

Also, in Windows 10 you can run Windows Defender Offline which will give a much better scan because no other processes are running.

You can read more at the following link:http://www.groovypost.com/news/windows-10-defender-allows-offline-malware-scans/

 

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I use the built-in Windows Defender as my Real-time Protection, and a free edition of Malwarebytes as my On-demand protection.

I have been using this setup on my 2 laptops running Win 10 RTM and Insider Previews for over 2 years. No security issues at all.

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HI! I'm holdum333! Getting familiar with your forum. I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro and of course i use safe surfing! Looks like a quite forum where I can learn and maybe help a little. Found your forum while surfing the web. Hope I'm not screwing up my reply:/

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On 4/29/2016 at 2:15 PM, Richard Oakley said:

I thought of installing McAfee LiveSafe 2016

don't do it. McAfee and Norton Symantec products are just crap these days. Don't waste the cash. Just use the basic built-in Windows 10 AV and combine it with Malwarebytes. You will be just fine.

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Hi ShockerSH! I do use Superantispyware to scan with on demand occasionally. I also give ESET on line scanner a shot once in awhile.

MBAM quarantined a PUP today. I love my Pro MBAM. I wouldn't go any place with out it running in real time.

Yes I'm a safe suffer. Not sure were I picked up that PUP. Will need to be more careful!:D

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Windows 10 is smart enough , and the defender is well equiped for any of latest treats, but still if you want to go for an antivirus, i would suggest go for Eset, its well managed and dont make unwanted interference with our daily used softwares.

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