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January 4, 2018 at 08:56:13
Specs: Windows 10, 16gb ddr4 at 2133mhz
I recently have been told to run a light av that’s LIGT on system resources. I was wondering if someone could provide examples and possibly links of good ones. RIght now I own micro trend

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January 4, 2018 at 09:40:25
Well you could just use Windows Defender that already comes with Win 10.

It has improved in recent years and it's all I use.

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January 4, 2018 at 13:48:27
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I'm a big fan of Bitdefender Free Edition, but others will recommend AVG or AVAST.

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January 5, 2018 at 08:17:39
I started to use Microsoft Security Essentials a few months ago and was very surprised to see that it found a couple of Trojans that my Malwarebytes free, and the one I paid for, never did.

I takes a while to run it, on Full Scan, but it is well worth the time. Came free with the Win 7 op system.

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January 9, 2018 at 14:06:51
MSE protection is minimal at best. Check the following link. If you don't want to read the entire article, skip down to "final thoughts".

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January 9, 2018 at 14:38:56
Re the link given in #4.

I have difficulty trusting that report:

1. They refer to Microsoft Security Essential (well it's plural actually) which was part of a disbanded MS Live Essentials package). It has been Windows Defender for years, so are they properly up to date with it?

2. They refer to "Junkware Removal tool" which is no longer recommended by MalwareBytes.

I won't elaborate on their mention of Norton (or Kaspersky if you trust the Russians). Their write up sounds like something straight off the marketing pages of the various providers (complete with references to discounts). The fact that before they start they offer you "ReimageRepair.exe" (which I happen to regard as junkware) is not a good sign.

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