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Best Antivirus with a windows platform firewall?
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entropism

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Jul 30, 2019
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I have F-Secure now but always looking for something "better". I refuse to use Gen (Norton/Avast/AVG/Avira) or Kaspersky, but I'm open to Bitdefender (AV only) or BD based products, Trend Micro, even Defender + hardening. This is on Windows 11 Pro, with Binisoft's WFC.

What's everyone's suggestions?
 
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I have F-Secure now but always looking for something "better". I refuse to use Gen (Norton/Avast/AVG/Avira) or Kaspersky, but I'm open to Bitdefender (AV only) or BD based products, Trend Micro, even Defender + hardening. This is on Windows 11 Pro, with Binisoft's WFC.

What's everyone's suggestions?
Why do you need something "better" than F-Secure? Were you infected using it, or is your system unusable/too slow?

I ask these like this, as one should have a good reason to switch a product if it is working for them and doing its job. If you are having speed issues, want something lighter than switch back to built in security. It will be the most compatible over 3rd party. If it is boredom, then understand switching to another 3rd party product, could cause issues with the system, with removing one and installing another, up to and including file damage ect.

The main thing here , is to place whatever feels right to you, your uses and knowledge of, in order to obtain the fullest benefit.
 

Jonny Quest

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Mar 2, 2023
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Absolutely boredom, honestly. F-Secure is working fine for me, but there's always the hunt for something "better", justified or not.
lol...I get it. I have F-Secure Total on 2 PCs. The "problem" with it is it's so dang quiet. Not a whole lot of clicking and ticking. No unneeded pop-ups, no misc notifications (turned off), it just quietly does its thing in the background. Bitdefender AV+ will and may have a bit more interaction up front, but it won't be like Kaspersky with all of its settings.

Do you have a beater notebook or PC you can trial AV's on, where you don't mind resetting Windows? It may possibly give you a truer reading of system impact, resources used along with Windows. Of opening and running files and apps that you normally use or are running in the background, like Dropbox, VLC Media Player, InfranView, Adobe Acrobat etc. Also with it using your full RAM and CPU cores. Then you would have the bonus fun of resetting up Windows again 😅 And no, I'm not laughing at you, but just recalling doing all of this from my end 😅
 
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