I know this is an ongoing question for you all, but I need help picking the best free antivirus. I have been using Defender along with MBAM and SuperAntispyware. But, I recently read that Windows Defender is not doing as good as other competitors. So, it would be appreciated if someone would help me find the right antivirus. My ISP provides Norton, but I really don't like Norton. Can someone help me here?
Your brain and common sense is always a good start...!!
Windows Defender and MBAM do it fine for me, as well as the above
one thing about Malware Bytes Anti-Exploit, it only protects against specific types of threats. It is not a substitute for anti-virus, just like free version of MBAM isn't a substitute for anti-virus. Either keep Windows Defender running alongside MBAM and MBAE, or install a better anti-virus (like Avast) alongside those.
That's why I said:
If you don't feel safe with defender alone
But it's good you stressed the point not to use it a substitute in case someone else "over read" it.
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