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Offline Terring7

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Searching for a new antivirus
« on: June 19, 2018, 01:25:25 PM »
My new PC came with an already installed trial version of McAfee. In a few days, the trial version will be expired. Does it means that McAfee will be just a useless sitting duck? If yes, can I remove it without the risk of making my computer and my OS (Windows 10) collapse? Anyway, I'll need a new antivirus. What I want is a good and free one (since I can't have 2 antiviruses at the same time) that is not going to mess things around. What would you suggest me?
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Re: Searching for a new antivirus
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2018, 02:02:46 PM »
AVG AntiVirus Free  :thumbsup:
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Re: Searching for a new antivirus
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 02:20:06 PM »
Personally, I stick with Windows Defender that is integrated into Windows 10. Free, lightweight, and not that much worse than any other free antivirus. The best "antivirus" still is being careful what you click, download, and open, though. ;)

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Re: Searching for a new antivirus
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 02:26:33 PM »
I like Malwarebytes.  It's not free but it is inexpensive, $40.  There is a free version but that just scans and removes viruses and suspicious files.  If you want real time protection you have to pay.  It works well with windows defender.
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Re: Searching for a new antivirus
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2018, 03:31:14 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion, folks. I removed McAfee, since the trial version is over and there is no point to keep having it. I also had Microsoft Security Essential in my previous PC with Windows 7 and I've never had any problem with that. So, I guess I'll stick with Windows Defender. And when I can afford it, I'll give Malwarebytes a try.
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Re: Searching for a new antivirus
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 09:11:43 AM »
I am still using Security Essentials w Win 7, but also have the free version of MB & scan the system with it occasionally.  I used AVG free without any issues for years, but gave it up as it was a bit of a resource hog.

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Re: Searching for a new antivirus
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 10:02:30 AM »
I think you'll like Malwarebytes, it's pretty good.
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