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Old 23-03-18, 09:25 PM
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So my AV is expiring tomorrow and don't have the funds to renew it really.

Anybody have any experience for with free AVs? Which is the best, most user friendly, etc. Or even if it has excessive promotion notifications?

I am using malwayrebytes as a secondary layer so got that part covered


Edit: On Windows 10
Edit 2: just to clear things up I'm asking for your experiences with Free AV suites. This is for me and people I know who are the typical non tech savvy individuals.

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Old 23-03-18, 09:29 PM
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What OS are you on fella?
I dont have any AV on my linux as its not really needed
Windows 10 been using only malwarebytes and windows defender and never any issues.
I think the days of paying for AV are done now
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Old 23-03-18, 09:32 PM
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What OS are you on fella?
I dont have any AV on my linux as its not really needed
Windows 10 been using only malwarebytes and windows defender and never any issues.
I think the days of paying for AV are done now
On Windows 10. Updated OP incase it's missed.

It's still needed. Maybe not a paid one, but you definitely need AV still.
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Old 23-03-18, 10:04 PM
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On Windows 10. Updated OP incase it's missed.

It's still needed. Maybe not a paid one, but you definitely need AV still.
defender is well up to the job to not need much else tbh

If you really need one then AVG or Avast do free versions that are good
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Old 23-03-18, 11:24 PM
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defender is well up to the job to not need much else tbh

If you really need one then AVG or Avast do free versions that are good
I only use Defender. Not had any issues.
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Old 24-03-18, 12:44 AM
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I just use Defender and Malwarebytes you don't need anything else
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Old 24-03-18, 01:01 AM
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I should mention defender is okay at best. Reason being most people have no clue how to use the internet safely. This isn't just for me but it's for multiple devices. I'm mostly interested in a suite that is better than Defender (which is many) but something that isn't intrusive.

I'm asking for your experiences. Not what you use. I thought I was clear about that but I guess not, sorry about that
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Old 24-03-18, 01:15 AM
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I use comodo internet security for years, and i am very happy with it. You can use only antivirus if you do not want firewall. I recommend it to everyone. Avast, and Bitdefender free versions have good reviews.
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Old 24-03-18, 02:19 AM
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Comodo? Interesting. I don't know anyone who's used that before

Would you consider it unobstructive for the average user? Like poop ads and etc? It can handle everything on its own in "silent" mode or something?
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Old 24-03-18, 02:30 AM
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C.O.M.O.D.O isn't bad to be fair I used to use it, it's more an install and forget system unlike Avast or AVG which will pester you after a while with updates or pay to continue nonsense. But like others have said I simply don't use one anymore just Malwarebytes once a month for a quick system checkup.

I have Avast on my stepdads rig as he's forever finding interesting infections and malware, god knows where or what he's clicking on but if his rig was a horse I'd shoot it at times.
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