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Best free file (/directory) scanner for detecting malware?

  1. #21



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    I have Bitdefender updating once in 3h with max security and doesn't interfere with the performance.
    It mostly depends on how you set up the security.

    My experience with Kaspersky is totally the opposite with least security.

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  2. #22


    UK
    Posts : 108
    Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)


    Out of interest which version of BitDefender do you use Axe0 and why?

    EDIT:
    Oh you already said "BitDefender Total Security". Is the free version no sufficient?
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  3. #23



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,274
    Windows 10 Pro


    I prefer a lot of setup in the begin, that I can easily learn, forget and remember fast when I need it.
    My father has Bitdefender internet security 2015. I found it didn't give me enough options while I was setting bitdefender up for him.

    Windows Defender, AVG, Avast and Kaspersky doesn't provide that to me if I believe my feelings.

    McAfee was preinstalled, but after the license expired I removed it because it extremely slowed down everything while doing nothing.
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  4. #24


    Posts : 205
    Windows 8.1 64bit


    I bit the bullet and bought Malwarebytes. Between it and Kaspersky Internet Security, I've not had problems.

    If you to run an online scan (turn your AV off first), I've used Free Online Virus Scan - Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA before. It can take some time to finish though.
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  5. #25


    Quote Originally Posted by Odos270 View Post
    I bit the bullet and bought Malwarebytes. Between it and Kaspersky Internet Security, I've not had problems.

    If you to run an online scan (turn your AV off first), I've used Free Online Virus Scan - Antivirus Software - Trend Micro USA before. It can take some time to finish though.
    I recommend that you install the Trend Micro Internet Security instead of the free tool Trend Micro Housecall. The paid version is much better than the free version.
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