Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 41 to 42 of 42

Thread: The FREE Antivirus thread

  1. #41
    I would always prefer Windows Defender. While it may not have the very lightest resource footprint, it is far from the heaviest. Windows Defender is around in the top tier of security suites for several years running from multiple third-party testing evaluations.

    I did use many top 3rd party free antivirus including, at various times, AVG, Avast, and Panda, but given how quickly Windows Defender/Security has improved since the introduction of Windows 10 I just don't see the point anymore.

  2. #42
    Administrator Philip's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 1999
    Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    Blog Entries
    You have a good point, I've been using Windows Defender myself, it is much lighter than others, it provides some good baseline security, and does not interfere with web/email/etc.

    I do like to keep some other tools to run on-demand as needed, like Malwarebytes and CCleaner, but I explicitly go through the settings to prevent them from running in the background.
    Linux is user friendly, it's just picky about its friends...
    Disclaimer: Please use caution when opening messages, my grasp on reality may have shaken loose during transmission (going on rusty memory circuits).

Similar Threads

  1. free antispyware and antivirus
    By chopficaro in forum Software Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-03-09, 04:47 PM
  2. Kaspersky AntiVirus Thread Caption GUI Bypass Vuln
    By x-guest in forum Network Security
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-07-04, 09:51 AM
  3. Free AntiVirus
    By mmione in forum Network Security
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-24-03, 09:20 AM
  4. Free Antivirus Software From CA And MS
    By §I€MFKR™ in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-19-03, 08:22 PM
  5. Free Antivirus Software -- If you need it here it is!
    By JawZ in forum General Discussion Board
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-28-01, 09:11 PM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts