Question Windows: Anti-Virus Internet Security?

Mr-Lex

Active Member
Do windows computers really need a third party anti-virus internet security?

Windows 10 comes with Windows Security (Defender or something) - will this not do than the paid ones like AVG, BullGuard etc?

Say it will be used for basic/general - and mostly used by a teenager, school work and general personal usage.
 

maf1970

Well-known Member
I would put a paid-for AV on a machine used by a teenager. My choices would be Norton or Kaspersky,others will probably disagree. I would also make sure the account they use is also a standard account and not an administrator one and I would download the free version of Malwarebytes and run it every week to check for malware.

Malwarebytes
 

techquest

Well-known Member
Your W10 (Windows Security) is now rated amongst the best AV and Firewalls out there. IMHO you don't need third party stuff at all, quite frankly they would be a waste of hard earned funds. The only other software I use from time to time is Malwarebytes, just to make sure all is okay.
 

MahaRaja

Well-known Member
Hi guys,
Found this thread useful, as I had just bought a Win 10 HP laptop. I was wondering what Av tool to install and have been looking for a free AV. I had used CC cleaner in my old laptop and installed it as well in my new HP.

Malwarebytes: is that ok to download and use, never used it before and hope it won't slow the down PC.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
Trying to use CCleaner as some sort of maintainence tool causes more problems than it solves, it's only useful as a troubleshooting tool when fixing a specific issue.
 

gagaga

Active Member
Trying to use CCleaner as some sort of maintainence tool causes more problems than it solves, it's only useful as a troubleshooting tool when fixing a specific issue.
Steer well clear of CCleaner. It might have been useful in the XP days, but Windows 7 and Windows 10 takes care of itself.

For work I use The built-in Windows defender and paid versions of Malwarebytes. MWB is very useful for blocking dodgy domains - it blocks the sites in the browser.

If you're a bit more techie, you can set your wifi DNS to one that is pre-filtered - the 1.1.1.1 service now offer 1.1.1.2 and 1.1.1.3 to block malware/malware and porn (1.1.1.1 — The free app that makes your Internet faster.)
 

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