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Old 10-05-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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Looking for the best free anti malware programs

I presently have Windows Defender for anti virus and was wondering what are the best free anti malware programs out there. Or is it best to purchase a program for an annual fee?

Either way, what are some recommendations for good anti malware protection, free or otherwise?

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Old 10-05-2017, 12:57 PM   #2
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I would stick with Windows Defender if you want free. I prefer Norton Security (paid).
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:09 PM   #3
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Malwarebytes has a free version which is good at finding bad stuff.
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I use Windows Defender. Various ratings services say others may be a bit better but I have had no problems for years and it is easy. When I have used McAffee or Norton during the "free" period on a new PC I always experienced some conflict with programs I installed.
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Didn't Windows Defender get replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials? I haven't used either.

I'm at the moment using a Premium trial version of Malwarebytes. Was using a free version but an update turn to a trial version. Now, I'm waiting for the free trial period to expire in about a week to re-evaluate either to keep or look for alternative.
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Didn't Windows Defender get replaced by Microsoft Security Essentials? I haven't used either.

I'm at the moment using a Premium trial version of Malwarebytes. Was using a free version but an update turn to a trial version. Now, I'm waiting for the free trial period to expire in about a week to re-evaluate either to keep or look for alternative.
Yes, but it is Defender again in Windows 10
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Yes, but it is Defender again in Windows 10
Thanks. Good to know, as I'm still on Win 7 .
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