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  1. #11


    Good AV has to "stick it's nose" into everything coming into system, be it downloading or opening archives, how to protect otherwise ?.
    Good AV will also let you choose what protection you need or what you want but that's your call if you want to skip on some protection. Recently even Kaspersky had doubts about overall protection of all AVs in that industry and predicted capitulation of malware protection if something doesn't change soon.
    MS never advertised Defender as ultimate protection, quite contrary but only better than nothing. Ultimately, best protection is between users ears, the rest is just helping and should be treated as such.
    I do trust Avast to some degree but I'm not about to start clicking on everything I see on internet or in the Inbox for E-mail. I also use McShield for protection from USB borne decease because by the time I get to see what's inside and check for malware, it can be too late. It's better to use glows than to take antibiotic after (Antibiotic = Malwarebytes etc.)

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    I agree, built in Windows Defender is sufficient for home use. I would also supplement it with Malwarebytes.
    Absolutely!!
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  3. #13


    Will have to echo all other responses thus far. Malwarebytes Premium, Malwarebytes anti exploit tool, and Windows Defender is more than enough firepower.

    But the REAL anti virus is your own logic. Don't go to certain sites, research a link before going to it if you are unsure, etc.
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  4. #14


    Trnava
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Best for what? Detection, removal, performance, nice GUI or a compromise? It is like choosing a car.

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  5. #15


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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    EMET is a worthwhile addition as well - The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit
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  6. #16


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Best for what? Detection, removal, performance, nice GUI or a compromise? It is like choosing a car.

    AV-Comparatives Comparatives & Reviews » AV-Comparatives

    Home: AV-TEST - The Independent IT-Security Institute

    CRDF Threat Center: Homepage
    I wouldn't trust any third party testers, a lot of them more than likely get paid by the selective company to get a good "score".
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  7. #17


    I only trust my own testing that we do here at work, in a lab... with "real" malware and virii...
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I only trust my own testing that we do here at work, in a lab... with "real" malware and virii...
    Just don't bring work home.
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