Antivirus

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  1. nrvna76 macrumors 6502

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    Bought my first windows pc in the last 10 years and it appears antivirus software has changed quite a bit. Some only protect from certain things, malware, ransom ware etc. different from what I remember when the choices were Norton or Mcafee. Can anybody recommend a good all around antivirus for a windows 10 pc?
     
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Been using the free version of Avast for years. I would go with that.

    ESET is good too and very light, but it costs.
     
  3. StayPuft Suspended

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    The built in anti-virus is more than sufficient. Combine that with scanning with Malwarebytes every once in a while and you're fine. That and common sense. https://www.malwarebytes.com/

    If you want to pay for awesome protection, go with BitDefender. It has ransomware protection built in and is extremely lightweight.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    This ..... if you really want to pay for something, buy the premium / sub version of malwarebytes for realtime protection.
     
  5. mrex macrumors 68020

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  6. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    The built-in Windows Defender is fine for most people, unless maybe you use a lot of sketchy sites. Download Malwarebytes and scan it once a week or something if you want extra peace of mind on top of that.
     
  7. mrex macrumors 68020

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    You dont even need to go sketchy sites... attachments, page forwarding, injected ads on normal sites, scripts...
     
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  9. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Stick with reputable source for software and content, don't have admin rights on the account you use daily, use ad blocker, Google DNS and/or OpenDNS, Chrome sandboxed browser, when in doubt scan via virustotal.com before installing, put your router management IP on a different subnet that's only accessible after changing PC to static IP, etc. Antivirus is reactive and even the best only catch about 2/3s.

    This is from real stats and not marketing material:

    https://threatcenter.crdf.fr/?Stats
     
  10. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    I second that, it work very well.
     
  11. frankgrimes macrumors 6502a

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    Been using Anti Malware Internetsecurity from Emsisoft.com since half a decade, it's a great lightweight solution and so worth the price.
     

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