Moonhorse

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Which one is best Avira or Avast ?
Avast. Avira has better signatures, but the free version of antivirus is bloated with ads & protection mechanics are lacking (outdated) other antiviruses

Avast is less resource hungry, has the agressive mode ( if enabled) . It has less ads than avira, and you can choose min settings when installing avast ( pop-ups can be disabled & offer ads when av gui opened are blockable with firewall)

Avast is privacy wide probably worse than avira, but avast is more commonly used nowadays than avira is.
 

Nevi

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Putting PC-Mag on the same level as AV-Test and AV-Comparatives.

...Really?
Does anyone have any info that without a doubt classifies PC-Mag as a fraud? That Rubenkings tests are dubious, and should be taken with a lot of salt?
I dont mean what people think, I mean solid proof?
I admit I have not seen anything that seemed controversial, and I would like to hear what it is some base their disgust for Rubenkings tests? :emoji_popcorn:
 

techrama

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1.Pick software with a high malware-detection rate.
2.Free AV software offers good protection, but paid provides more features.
3.Look for a light system load.
4.See how easy the software is to use.
5.Try before you buy.
6.Don't pay for more than you need.
7.Look for email and web protection.
8.Don't settle for what came with your PC.
9.Microsoft's built-in antivirus products are not yet enough.
C10.onsider multiplatform, multidevice licenses.
11.Anti-malware software is not antivirus software.
12.Don't worry about the firewall.
13.iOS antivirus software doesn't exist.
14.Shop the Best Antivirus Software and Apps
 

Spawn

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1.Pick software with a high malware-detection rate.
2.Free AV software offers good protection, but paid provides more features.
3.Look for a light system load.
4.See how easy the software is to use.
5.Try before you buy.
6.Don't pay for more than you need.
7.Look for email and web protection.
8.Don't settle for what came with your PC.
9.Microsoft's built-in antivirus products are not yet enough.
C10.onsider multiplatform, multidevice licenses.
11.Anti-malware software is not antivirus software.
12.Don't worry about the firewall.
13.iOS antivirus software doesn't exist.
14.Shop the Best Antivirus Software and Apps
1. Detection rates fluctuate.
2. Not all features provide a real purpose.
3. Own a system with reasonable power.
7. Web Mail is more secure for the average non-business home user. Web Protection extensions may provide better results and free to use.
8. Arguable. Not all new PC's come with pre-installed McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky trials. ie. Microsoft Signature devices.
9. Arguable. Depends on the end user. Windows 10 comes with more security than previous Windows version. ie. More than an AV.
10. Family licenses are a waste if you don't own multiple Windows PC, Android devices.
 

techrama

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1. Detection rates fluctuate.
2. Not all features provide a real purpose.
3. Own a system with reasonable power.
7. Web Mail is more secure for the average non-business home user. Web Protection extensions may provide better results and free to use.
8. Arguable. Not all new PC's come with pre-installed McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky trials. ie. Microsoft Signature devices.
9. Arguable. Depends on the end user. Windows 10 comes with more security than previous Windows version. ie. More than an AV.
10. Family licenses are a waste if you don't own multiple Windows PC, Android devices.
Thank you for this. You covered up that parts I missed. :)
 
Thank you for this. You covered up that parts I missed. :)
In addition to the above don't go for freebies unless they're legitimate. You could also subscribe for a block of years which could cut your costs.
Go for the one with better ratings in protection, features, the timeline with updates, etc.
 

Andy Ful

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How to find the best AV, bulletproof procedure.
It is very simple and recommended for most users - everyone can do it in a minute.

First, associate numbers for 6 well known AVs (Kaspersky - 1, BitDefender - 2, etc.). Then roll the dice - you get the number. Choose the AV, related to this number. That is all.

After a week read the first post in this thread or just ask yourself If the chosen AV feels OK. If not, then probably you had a fake dice.:giggle:
There are some other good procedures, but they are not more precise and usually consume much more time.:(