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    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...
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    Of the free antiviruses, I can only recommend AVIRA Free. After scanning the archives, I always found Trojans. At the same time, the Windows defender was silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    I find myself simply using Windows Defender these days, I may run an on-demand Malwarebytes or CCleaner if need be.
    I still run like this, even for people I help. Unless they have a strong hankering for Norton or McAfee. I have enabled Malwarebytes background protection for some people. Seems to add another layer of protection, in case Win Def misses something.

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    Same here, I find many third-party antivirus solutions too heavy-handed and resource-hungry at times.

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