Which Antivirus do you use?

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Well I use Avast on one laptop and Avira on the other both free and they do the job
 

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Microsoft Windows Defender here, and daily full disk backups using Macrium Reflect. We have this on all our Windows PC's.
 

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I use Windows Defender/Security Centre on all of my computers. There isn't a need for anything else.

I used to run PC World stores (don't hold it against me!) and the margins on these products are huge. The virus/malware protection isn't really any better than Microsoft's and the other chap they build into the packages just slows everything down.
 

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Windows Defender and also use the free version of Malwarebytes.
 

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The one supplied with windows, dont waste your £.
 

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I have recently switched from ESET to Total AV. To be honest at the end of the contract I will switch back to ESET which I had previously used for years with no problems at all. I don't trust Total AV. You run a scan and it comes up with 12 tracking cookies for example, you clear them and then run Superantispyware and you get 47. Superantispyware used to do a good job of clearing cookies and so forth but now is less than useless :rolleyes:
 

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I have recently switched from ESET to Total AV. To be honest at the end of the contract I will switch back to ESET which I had previously used for years with no problems at all. I don't trust Total AV. You run a scan and it comes up with 12 tracking cookies for example, you clear them and then run Superantispyware and you get 47. Superantispyware used to do a good job of clearing cookies and so forth but now is less than useless :rolleyes:
I found Total AV would spam me constantly wanting me to upgrade to the paid version.
Uninstalled it and use Avira Free now.
 

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Avira free does pester you now and again but I don't find it too annoying personally.
 
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Thank you guys & I appreciate your responses, I'll stick with Windows Defender at the moment as it seems to be working well without slowing down the machine. :)
 
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I use Windows Defender/Security Centre on all of my computers. There isn't a need for anything else.

I used to run PC World stores (don't hold it against me!) and the margins on these products are huge. The virus/malware protection isn't really any better than Microsoft's and the other chap they build into the packages just slows everything down.
Thank you for your response, my friend, promise that I won't hold it against you for managing a branch of PC World, someone has to do it :oops:
 

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Thank you guys & I appreciate your responses, I'll stick with Windows Defender at the moment as it seems to be working well without slowing down the machine. :)

Microsoft Defender used to be utter shyte. Maybe it's better now but saying "I have antivirus and it's Windows Defender" certainly was a bit like saying "I have a car alarm and it's a Moss"... if you remember those.

You could quite literally scan with MD and then run Malwarebytes straight after and find loads of nasty ; and not all just tracking cookies either.
 

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For £20 a year I use Kaspersky. From what I’ve read, Windows Defender does have some weaknesses. For <£2 a month I’m happy to pay for something better. Was on Norton for many years (started ~ mid 90s) but found their customer support poor so switched about 5 years ago.
 

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