Best antivirus and firewall for Win 10?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by happyxman, May 4, 2021.

  1. happyxman

    happyxman MDL Novice

    Oct 22, 2020

    I would like to know, which are the best antivirus and firewall for Win 10?

    Please tell me for both free and paid.
  2. shrinivas

    shrinivas MDL Member

    Apr 10, 2015
    They are already built-in within windows 10, no external, paid or free are necessary.
    Only make sure not to go to dubious sites and download any suspicious files or click on any .exe files.
    Just add free Adguard extension for the web browsers, and configure it. It will stop you from going to 'bad' sites.
    Edit: added the last lines
  3. mdl052020

    mdl052020 MDL Member

    May 31, 2020
    You have to decide the best either paid or free first via getting the comments of users on AV providers.
    Escan security solutions found the best for me n i suggest it to be best paid solution.
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  4. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

    Nov 26, 2012
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    That's right, it's already there and you shouldn't be looking for anything more.
    But if you really need something else, it's the thing that usually lies between two ears,
    (in some cases between the back of the chair and the keyboard).
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  5. cbsvitzer

    cbsvitzer MDL Member

    Feb 4, 2010
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  6. ciyive9642

    ciyive9642 MDL Novice

    Jun 7, 2020
    Personally I used Windows Defender. Earlier I used Kaspersky Free as I liked it but it has seen some bad light in the recent years. I have used Bitdefender too. As it is rated #1 on most of the websites. But the free one is featureless hence I used Kaspersky. I would suggest you to use Bitdefender free. Just install and forget. Both Bitdefender Free and Kaspersky Free are light on system resources and have excellent AV scores.

  7. ciyive9642

    ciyive9642 MDL Novice

    Jun 7, 2020
    Adding to this. I actually did some research and found out that there's no evidence against Kaspersky about spying its users and it being linked to helping Russian Government with espionage or something. It seems USA over reacted and the mistake was of the NSA contractor. I am now using Kaspersky Security Cloud Free, it also comes with a VPN (300MB Daily Limit) and a browser extension and a password manager (optional), but I already use another password manager. It has a license system which auto renews I guess? It's still showing me my 2019 free license and I have another 6 months remaining. Feature and UI wise I like it better than Bitdefender as Bitdefender just has a scanner.

    I would also like to add that you can use Malwarebytes in case your system is already affected with some malware.

    I use the in-built Windows 10 Firewall.

  8. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Expert

    Mar 15, 2014
    There are only 2 free firewalls: Comodo and Zone Alarm, they can detect, when a process tries to connect via another process.
    As for free AV, there is Kaspersky and AVG/Avast, they can detect fileless malware. Defender is OK, but can be heavy at times.

    I can not comment on paid, because I can not imagine a home user paying to actually get more bloatware? o_O

    Adguard is very limited when it comes to blocking baddies. Bitdefender Trafficlight or Malwarebytes Guard are better. Not to mention DNS malware blocking via Quad9.
  9. adhammagdy

    adhammagdy MDL Novice

    Aug 15, 2012
    windows defender can be easily disabled by a virus with admin rights by writing in group policy