Solved Recommendations for free anti virus protection?

December 28, 2018 at 17:40:51
Specs: Windows 10
I have been using Norton Security Online (Comcast/Xfinity) as my anti-virus protection and password manager. While I can't say that I have any issues, I still wonder if I may be better served to use Windows Defender (letting my Firefox browser handle all of my passwords). My reason for asking is that MS highly recommends their Windows Defender (not surprised) over Norton Security Online. Or is there a "better" anti-virus (free) I should be considering for superior protection?

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December 29, 2018 at 06:04:07
Here we go again. See the following: https://www.computing.net/answers/s...


#1
December 28, 2018 at 18:12:50
I use Windows Defender.

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December 28, 2018 at 18:33:33
Thanks for you input, but I was hoping for a little bit more. Any reason for your choice of Windows Defender over Norton Security Online from Xfinity/Comcast?

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December 28, 2018 at 19:45:20
"Any reason for your choice of Windows Defender"
It simply does the job, go to any malware forum & no matter what AV is installed, they got infected.
It is up to the USER to be vigilant.

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December 29, 2018 at 06:04:07
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Here we go again. See the following: https://www.computing.net/answers/s...

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December 29, 2018 at 10:49:11
I can see by your answer of "here we go again" that this questeion might be your #1 question asked; possibly even daily. We novices clearly value your sites advice. Consider our questions to be a compliment!
Very helpful link. Thanks! :)

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December 29, 2018 at 10:54:26
John W: "up to the user to be vigilant".(which is what I always thought) ? In other words, what steps should one take in order to be vigilant? Sorry, newbie-in- training! I appreciate your shared knowledge.

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December 29, 2018 at 14:34:37
geekiamnot: What happens a lot when you are a newbie, is there are messages, that you don't understand. If they apply to your Antivirus ( AV ), google that exact message before you proceed.
Google everything you don't understand, I still do, many, many times every day.
If you get any warning, google it, then find an answer you can understand.

With antivirus ( AV ) tools, in case you are confused, they vary, depending on the operating system.

Examples.

XP
I use Baidu Antivirus
Windows 7
I use Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )
Windows 10
I use Windows Defender.


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