What free antivirus do you prefer?

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What free antivirus do you prefer?

  1. Windows Defender

    36.8%
  2. Kaspersky

    19.8%
  3. Bitdefender

    0.9%
  4. Avast/AVG

    8.5%
  5. Avira

    1.9%
  6. Panda

    1.9%
  7. Comodo

    4.7%
  8. Sophos

    0.9%
  9. 360

    1.9%
  10. McAfee

    1.9%
  11. SecureAPlus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Ad-Aware

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Other (free antivirus)

    2.8%
  14. Commercial antivirus

    6.6%
  15. No antivirus

    11.3%
  1. lucd

    lucd Registered Member

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    WD with memory protection is a bit too restrictive, and the zero trust stuff that is going on with microsoft
    many drivers are not signed especially if you want to do something else besides using ms word

    @roger_m

    you already have two chinese AV vendors, why not step up your game and install chinese OS
     
  2. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    Not to mention, two Chinese browsers, various other Chinese software and a Chinese laptop ;) But I'll stick with Windows, since it is by far the best operating system (in my opinion anyway).
     
  3. lucd

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    :)
    Q360 appears to be better than the one you mentioned, in free version it has no fileless protection which you can compensate with WvSX
     
  4. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    I have a license for the Pro version. While I ditched it recently, I may install it again at some point. But I'm not too worried about fileless attacks. As always, my main protection against malware, is doing my best to (hopefully) never open infected files.
     
  5. lucd

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    I installed it recently and I must say I love it , 360 I mean, that AV is like made for me, I believe I tried most free AVs , 360: I especially like the cleaning and service switching feature not to mention registry protection and certificates scans, and "abnormality" detection . One thing though is that it did not register as AV in the windows security panel
     
  6. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    It does. There must an issue on your system. I've used on many systems, and it always registered in Windows Security Center.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    Yes it's an opinion of course, I'm very skeptical about these type of tools that throw around all kinds of buzzwords, but probably won't protect you in case you're dealing with more advanced malware.
     
  8. lucd

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    in that regards WD was a letdown, I clicked on a serious malware that was stopped on paper by WD but infection attacked routers nearby (lol)
     
  9. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    But the same could happen with any free or paid antivirus. No product provides 100% protection and the best way to protect yourself from malware, is to be very careful about files you open.
     
  10. lucd

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    I know but people are governed by subjective feelings, and are partially driven by experiences they had, that have little to do with objectives states, WD is dead for me
     
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  11. roger_m

    roger_m Registered Member

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    My point is, that you could have the same experience with any antivirus. There will always be threats that some antiviruses miss. If you switch antiviruses, perhaps you will encounter a threat that that your new antivirus of choice fails to detect, that Microsoft Defender would have detected and protected you against.

    If an antivirus consistently fails to detect malware, then it's a good idea to switch to something better. However, there's little point ditching an antivirus because of just one missed threat. Whenever my systems have got infected, which is thankfully a very rare occurrence, I've never felt the need to change antiviruses. It's just provided an important reminder that I need to be very careful about what files I open.
     
  12. lucd

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    it's not like you know the link will be malicious, I know it was suspicious that's all and I clicked it when I was in fully fledged and updated VM, but did not predict it will go after routers:)
     
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