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    What AV are Windows 10 folks using?

    I have (actually had) the commercial version of avast Internet Security installed on my Win 10-64 AU machine. For two consecutive days after the last avast software update (last Friday) I've had two BSOD crashes. The crashes don't point to avast but it's the last thing that changed on my machine. Before that, I've only had one BSOD crash that actually did point to an avast driver. And these two crashes were for two different reasons.

    So, I'm thinking I don't feel so good about avast any more; I uninstalled it and for now I'll depend on Windows Defender and my commercial version of Malwarebytes anti-malware to see if my BSODs go away.

    What AV products/suites are people running on Windows 10 which aren't causing them heartburn? Avast has had a lot of problems in the last few weeks. I'm sensitive that trying to keep their product working with a moving target like Win 10 is a formidable task but BSODs are really unacceptable and IMHO, the product has become extremely bloated.

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    Malwarebytes Pro + Emsisoft Antimalware.

    Using a single product is just too risky, IMO. Using different products, including products that are not blacklist based, is a good way to minimize the changes of getting infected.
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    I just continued using my Norton Security after my upgrade and shopping around for it can find a cheaper deal than buying from Symantec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldMainframeGuy
    So, I'm thinking I don't feel so good about avast any more; I uninstalled it and for now I'll depend on Windows Defender and my commercial version of Malwarebytes anti-malware to see if my BSODs go away.
    I gave up using Avast Free in March when a new version was released. From the number of complaints in the support forum at the time I got the impression Avast developers and support forum staff were a bit overwhelmed by the number of problems reported. I'm now using Defender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for my Windows 10 devices.

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    I use Defender and the free version of Malwarebytes with an occasional scan using a rotation of one of the free online scanners from TrendMicro, ESET, Bit Defender, McAfee, or Kaspersky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    I use Defender and the free version of Malwarebytes with an occasional scan using a rotation of one of the free online scanners from TrendMicro, ESET, Bit Defender, McAfee, or Kaspersky.
    Me, too.

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    Defender and Malwarebytes AM Home Premium.
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
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    I am using Norton Internet Security. It works just fine except: Norton Identity Safe (password manager), which ships with the product, does not work with Microsoft Edge (Symantec claims they are waiting for MS to enable certain add-ons for Edge, which will hopefully include Norton Identity Safe).

    In the interim, Identity Safe works just fine with Internet Explorer (and other popular browsers) under Windows 10

    See here for details:

    https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof "Click to Run" (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    I am using Defender and Malwarebytes Pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    I use Defender and the free version of Malwarebytes........
    Me also.
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    I use Windows Defender and the free version of Malwarebytes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    I use Defender and the free version of Malwarebytes with an occasional scan using a rotation of one of the free online scanners from TrendMicro, ESET, Bit Defender, McAfee, or Kaspersky.
    Joe: I like that idea.

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    I don't use anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    I gave up using Avast Free in March when a new version was released. From the number of complaints in the support forum at the time I got the impression Avast developers and support forum staff were a bit overwhelmed by the number of problems reported. I'm now using Defender and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium for my Windows 10 devices.
    I have to agree, Rick. I've run the commercial version of avast Internet Security for a few years now but it's becoming unglued with all of the silly gizmos they're bolting on to it. Now that Defender is a "serious" AV solution I really don't see a reason to run a commercial product. I bought my copy of MBAM back in the days when they offered lifetime licenses so I'll keep that running. I also use Norton's Connect Safe DNS servers which add a bit more protection by screening out vicious web sites.

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    djohnson, what version of "anything" do you not use

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