What free antivirus are you using on windows 10 in 2016?

Discussion in 'polls' started by Blomberg1985, Apr 21, 2016.

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What free antivirus are you using on windows 10 in 2016?

  1. Avira

    11 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. Avast

    7 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. Panda

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. Qihoo 360

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Avg

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  6. Windows

    32 vote(s)
    57.1%
  1. Blomberg1985

    Blomberg1985 Guest

    Avira
    Avast
    Panda
    Qihoo 360
    Avg
     
  2. Sherlock_Holmes

    Sherlock_Holmes Registered Member

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    Should be an option for Windows defender too
     
  3. roger_m

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    None of the above. I use Advanced SystemCare Ultimate. But, I have used all of the above antiviruses under Windows 10 at some point.
     
  4. bidd

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    None of the above for me either, Defender I find works great on Win10 coupled with MBAM Premium and Adguard.
     
  5. ArchiveX

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    None of the above.

    This is an Option you may add...
     
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  6. Aura

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    You should add Bitdefender to the poll since it's also extremely popular (the free version is).
     
  7. Blomberg1985

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    No windows 10 support though
     
  8. atomomega

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    From my personal experience, it does run practically well on Windows 10.
     
  9. Umbra

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    Why adding a free AV on win10; when you have already a pretty good one built-in, that is OS-aware and work more on prevalence; if you are not confident in it , just add an anti-exe. realtime 3rd party AVs are pointless now; their signature model is based from the prehistoric age of computer security, are way to much subject to FPs, and impact your system like a elephant walking in a glass shop.
     
  10. roger_m

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    @umbrapolaris Unless you have a really fast computer, it can cause very noticable slowdowns. It seems to run fine on an i7 laptop, but not so well on anything less in my experience. On my Core 2 Duo laptop which I use daily, it made my computer run a lot slower.
     
  11. Minimalist

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    I have similar experience. WD has bigger impact on system performance than some 3rd party Avs (using it on netbook).
     
  12. Umbra

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    not only RAM/CPU usage, but also read/writes; since they monitor every files every time.
     
  13. roger_m

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    @umbrapolaris Yes, that's true too. Actually I never take too much notice of RAM usage unless a security product is using many hundreds of megabytes of RAM. Quite suprisingly over the years I have seen one or two antiviruses which caused high CPU use without slowing down my computer.
     
  14. Umbra

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    i won't like it personally :D
     
  15. stapp

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    I know folk who exclude MsMpEng.exe in Defender. (exclude it from scanning itself)
     
  16. TairikuOkami

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    I have tried all free AVs and I install Bitdefender Free, it runs light and fast on 10. My second choice would be 360 Essential, no other good free AV.
     
  17. funkydude

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    You should rename "Windows" to "Windows Defender" for the sake of clarity. Not everyone will assume it means Defender.
     
  18. Aura

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  19. EvjlsRain

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    I was using avira free + web guard for my friend's laptop but she had extremely high ram usage (1.4gb) after playing a game for an hour so I had to install avast free + transient caching disabled (which I think I have the best performance and least disk i/o usage)
    no idea if avira has fixed this memory issue or not after update 17 but in normal conditions, avast still uses less memory than avira
     
  20. atomomega

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    Are you being sarcastic or is this actually necessary?
     
  21. mood

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    On some systems MsMpEng.exe can cause 100% CPU-Usage.
    After exluding MsMpEng.exe, CPU-Usage is back to normal.
     
  22. jadinolf

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    Sorry but I use ESET NOD 32 anti-virus.

    I have nothing against the FREE programs.
     
  23. MisterB

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    MSE or Windows defender depending on the version of Windows. The days of signature based scanning being more than a auxiliary approach to security are long past and I just want something free and minimal.
     
  24. Blomberg1985

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    i had no idea bitdefender could be used on windows 10 this is news to me
     
  25. ArchiveX

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