2 months ago
I’m about to complete my first build and was wondering, what is the recommended antivirus software to install so I can lessen the chance of any potential issues
Windows Defender is decent enough for your everyday uses.
If you're venturing into the world of darkness tho, nothing can save u man. nothin
Lol, thanks man
Window Defender is all you need. Malwarebytes is good to have installed for a scan now and again.
malwarebytes is pretty good
I was running Avira/Avast for quite a few years. Now I'm just running Windows Defender Antivirus, from MS.
Thanks for the suggestion
Bitdefender Free is my first recommendation.
Kaspersky Free is a good alternative.
Thanks for the information
Personally, I’ve mostly just used Windows Defender. Then, one time I got an annoying adware that couldn’t be identified by Windows, so I downloaded the free version of Malwarebytes and their scanner seems to have removed it. I also went through my file explorer and browser caches to make sure I didn’t have any remnants left. See, I got the adware from an “ad” by accident clicking on it when I was trying to download something else. So I also decided to download an ad-blocker that I can enable when I’m going to slightly-shadier sites. (r/privacy and a few articles recommended uBlock Origin for the Adblock)
So, the Windows Defender+Malwarebytes (free)+uBlock Origin is the setup I use, and it seems a-ok.
Thanks for the info
You are welcome, I hope whatever setup you decide on works well for you.
Malwarebytes + kapersky both free versions. keeps you clean 100%.