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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2020, 10:43:03 PM »
There's also thing called false positives which are rather ridiculous given it's Microsoft.

Yes, there are FPs in Defender but I would rather want to deal with 20FPs than a ransomware missed.

On the end of the day Defender is doing a great job, and this for several years now. Moreover, the risk of incompatibility is zero, being delivered by Microsoft.
I used ESET for a many years: anti-ransomware shield,  machine learning, HIPS, etc; never ever had a detection initiated by any of these shields, always signature based.Same with BD.
Maybe you need to take a look at the following 2 videos,
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2020, 11:51:57 PM »
Where in this test is avast ? done by Se Labs



There will always be a different result .....
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #32 on: February 03, 2020, 12:23:09 AM »
Chosen Windows Defender here,  One No Peformance issues experienced in my own usage that i can tell,   2  it's built into Windows,  backed up by Malwarebytes Free, and Emisoft emergency kit monthly scans on each system, and nothing found at all


So far no false positive issues either

Fine tuned with Configuredefenderx64 little app on each system

Overall happy do think


For many many years used Avast free,  but after this data sharing scandal, and lost trust  i figured it was time to configure entire network to 1 Antivirus, Defender is my choice so far working well.   

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2020, 03:35:34 AM »
Hi, patrick, i am win 7
and read that windows defender only protects spyware for windows 7. is that true
what about full threats for all the versions of windows , from win 7 to win 10

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2020, 04:17:09 AM »
Yes on Windows 7 it only protects spyware,  they made Microsoft Security Essentials previously for Windows XP, Vista and 7,   

 They used the Windows Defender name for Windows 8, 8.1 and 10, only different is it now provides full protection in 8, 8.1 and 10 with Defender for malware/viruses, ransomware,  It's not the same as Windows 7 Version,   scores good on Comparatives tests
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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2020, 08:10:26 AM »
Hi, patrick, i am win 7
and read that windows defender only protects spyware for windows 7. is that true
what about full threats for all the versions of windows , from win 7 to win 10
Hi, for Win 7 i would say try with Bitdefender antivirus free edition.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2020, 12:41:49 PM »
Where in this test is avast ? done by Se Labs



There will always be a different result .....
Yes, but there are ways to see how serious the results are.
In yours, for example, how do you explain the difference between avast and AVG?

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2020, 03:52:37 AM »
Hi, I have given a useful link and some may find it useful
https://newsletter.askleo.com/794-what-security-software-do-you-recommend/

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2020, 05:59:25 AM »
Hi, I have given a useful link and some may find it useful
https://newsletter.askleo.com/794-what-security-software-do-you-recommend/
I certainly find this odd,

He states he's using AVG which is owned by Avast but has apparently removed his endorsement of Avast.

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2020, 05:24:11 PM »
Those are the 2 Other Alternative Antiviruses he recommends for folks,  Otherwise it's Defender recommendation what i understand from that article

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Re: What do you use as Avast replacement?
« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2020, 07:32:22 PM »
Those are the 2 Other Alternative Antiviruses he recommends for folks,  Otherwise it's Defender recommendation what i understand from that article
Makes no sense if he is ok with AVG why isn't he ok with Avast?
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