An antivirus to recommend ?

Discussion in 'Discussion (AdGuard for Windows)' started by tico, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. tico

    tico New Member

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    Currently, i use Bitdefender Total Security 2018 with Windows 10.
    My 3-year license expires soon so, before going back for three more years, I was wondering if you had a preferred antivirus solution in your team, and for your application.
    Thanks in advance for your recommendations :)
     
  2. Boo Berry

    Boo Berry Moderator + Beta Tester Moderator

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    Honestly? I just use Windows Defender. Its detection rate has improved considerably as of late, IMO.
     
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  3. tico

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  4. The Seeker

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    As Boo Berry rightly points out, Windows Defender has made great strides recently. An alternative would be Kaspersky Free, which works fine with AdGuard for Windows.
     
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  5. worldsdream

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    I do recommend ESET.
     
  6. tico

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    Thank for the suggestion worldsdream
    I've download ESET Internet Security from their website, and the first impression is that their interface is really clean, and the overall program consumes few resources.
    It looks like it's a good product, I'll test it for two weeks.
     
  7. worldsdream

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    You are welcome @tico
    You got that right. It's clean and it's very low on the resources. I'm sure you will like it.
     
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    Just want to say Avira FREE A/V has one of the very best detection rates in every A/V test comparison and works just fine with Adguard and did I mention that it's FREE?

    Try it here
     
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    I do recommend ESET as well. Been a happy user for the last 8+ years, and do not have any problem using it together with AdGuard for Windows.
     
  10. ram1220

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    Eset here also.
     
  11. vasily_bagirov

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    Speaking compatibility-wise, I recommend downloading a trial version of any AV you choose and try it alongside AdGuard for a day or two to see if everything works fine. We report any and all false positives that come up and fix all compatibility issues that we can, but you never know until you've checked it yourself.
     
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    ESET for antivirus, Windows for firewall, Adguard for ad blocking/privacy protection - and Bob's your Uncle.
     
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  13. tico

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    Honestly, if you are a Windows 10 user you only need Windows Defender in high settings (Configure Defender script by Andy Ful) + Adguard for Windows
     
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  15. Boo Berry

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    As I said before, Windows Defender in Windows 10 has improved considerably in the last year or so with Microsoft making improvements to it with each major Windows 10 update.
     
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    I recently watched level of protection; mcafee review. I also think to choose this antivirus. Tell me, is this solution suitable for a weak computer? Will the system slow down?
     
  17. worldsdream

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    Just buy ESET
     
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  18. Boo Berry

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    Or just use Windows Defender.
     
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    As others have pointed out, WD have become a reasonably good antivirus today, compared with 5-10 years ago. But if you want to be sure Esets NOD 32 or internet security, really got you covered, and the resource foot print is small. WDs resource use is bad, and it's not good to PUPs and the like.
     
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  20. The Seeker

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    For those running Windows Defender, I would recommend running it in sandboxed mode, as detailed here.
     
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