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JockB

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Recommendations request
« on: February 12, 2018, 03:42:53 AM »
I use only Windows Defender, and I talked to my friends each has different opinion on the subject. Some say that anti-virus software doesn't do anything and some praise them. I would like to know opinion on anti-virus software and recommendations on free as well as paid versions. Why is it that you like that specific software?

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Re: Recommendations request
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 01:28:07 PM »
personally, have found Defender to be excellent.
my Norton's expired last August, saw the AV comparative tests here;https://www.av-comparatives.org/ so decided to switch.
haven't looked back.

Defender now scores equal or better than all available software out there.
it never used to, only achieving in the 70% ranges which I think is where the historical stigma still comes from.

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Re: Recommendations request
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 05:29:28 PM »
It gets ballyhooed by those stalwarts who don't research....been in the Top 10 of Free apps consistently for a year now...
I use it on 2 PC's...1 is 24/7 ...other is my testbed PC...
Zero issues in 4 + years...course it wasn't always called Defender...
   
 
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