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    Resolved [RESOLVED] Looking for free antivirus.....Need help to pick one...

    I am looking for free antivirus, lots of them say free, then after you install, if they find something, they want you to pay... Any help would be greatly appreciated.... Thanks in Advance....... Or if you know of one that isn't that expensive.... I want one that someone has used before....

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    Which operating system are you using? If it's Windows 10 or 11 then the built in a/v, Windows Security, is what many here use and recommend.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...6-6a39afb6a963


    There are also many free browser extensions that add protection. Malwarebytes free scanner can install an app called Browser Guard. I run the main scanner every week for added protection.

    https://www.malwarebytes.com/solutions/virus-scanner
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    Thank you so much, fink, for the information...This laptop is a 10, but I also have an 11....I'm going to read all the information you sent, and decide....I think I will use Windows Security..... I appreciate your time.....

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    While Microsoft Defender has improved, it might not be sufficient on its own. They have tested several free antivirus programs and provide a list of options that you might consider. You can read more about their recommendations on their https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best...rus-protection

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    Malwarebytes AdwCleaner used in conjunction with Windows Defender and common sense works great. Moving up to Windows 11 the protection features of Defender are greatly increased (I have Win 11 Pro, Pro for Workstations and Enterprise PC's so I have no experience with Home edition). Stay away from sites with questionable content, don't open unknown email attachments and you'll be fine with Defender. uBlock Origin and Malwarebytes Browser Guard are great extensions to add for browser security, tracking and add blocking.
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