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Aug 3, 2010
I am looking for some suggestion on free Antivirus and anti malware software ???Right now I am using free Bitdefender and Malwarebytes and have done alot of research into finding a better free software only to find mixed results .. So I am hoping you guys and woman can help..

Oh I am using Win10 64bit



Jun 5, 2009
Sydney, Australia
+1 windows defender. Assuming you're not a silly person clicking silly links it's more than enough. It's lightweight. Does the job. It's on all of my home computers and even with my not-so-savvy parents we haven't had any problems.


Senior Member
Dec 27, 2008
Avast free version is a great product. It has scans for rootkits and not all AV products do that, especially free ones. However, Microsoft has improved Windows Defender for Windows 10 and it's a legitimate choice again. Especially I like that Defender doesn't nag you about this and that. The combo of Defender, an occasional scan with Malwarebytes free and the use of discretion should be sufficient for most folks with a little tech savvy.


Destroyer of Trolls & Spammers
Jan 7, 2005
Avast, Defender, AVG, Avira, Malwarebytes free all good used in conjunction with Windows Defender. I never liked W Defender as a stand-alone but if Trents claims it's much improved for Windows 10 then that's a good recommendation. But remember you never know what's best until you need it.

You might want to add as an on demand manual scanner https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/

It's beta and I have used it this way for a year or so. I don't know of a better rootkit scanner, it destroyed a rootkit I picked up that nothing else could touch.


Oct 29, 2005
ClamWin free. If you need an always on scanner, you should simply back it up and lock it down as necessary. I put malwarebytes on my mom's 8.1 HP pc, defender is disabled. She does netflix and some light browsing. Works great.