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  1. Ease of use
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  4. Ransomware protection
  5. Machine learning and A.I. capabilities


Level 20
Thread author
Malware Tester
Sep 2, 2021
Hello :)

This post is made because I have a huge project, and I want to close out 2021 with a bang!
Many of you know me for my test videos, or my antivirus comparisons (I'll have to do them again) .
But, as I'm going on Christmas vacations from December 22nd to December 30th, I'd like to make a huge video to end 2021, and I want your participation !

The project is simple : A Battlefield of the 10 best antivirus of 2021, selected by you !
The goal will be to elect the best security suite of the year 2021.

The shooting of my video will start on December 19th, for a publication on the 21st :)

To your keyboards! :D

Emanuel Tomasin

Level 19
Nov 15, 2017
A Battlefield of the 10 best antivirus of 2021

Bitdefender Free and Sophos Free are no longer supported (Bitdefender Free ends on January 1st 2022)
those antivirus are still in full force if you want to make a kind of the best antivirus of 2021. :)

Edit: Unless they are no longer available for download.
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Level 42
Top poster
Mar 16, 2019
Default, no settings will be changed
Maybe you'll have to make a subtle exception for Microsoft Defender if your malware packs are going to include PUPs.
MD's PUP protection is off by default. AV testing labs don't test PUPs so even in default settings MD does well there.
So enable it from the UI for your particular test.
Another one is ESET, for which you'll just have to enable PUA protection at the time of installation.