free antivirus fro windows 10

Hi Experts
i just installed Windows 10 X64 on my PC for testing
i need a good free comparable AV for that
thanks
MASWORLDAsked:
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Bill WoodCommented:
Windows 10 comes with Windows Defender. I'm using it because our corporate anti-virus is incompatible with 10. It's still early to know if it's really good, but it seems to be integrated into the operating system pretty well. It's seamless, invisible, doesn't bother me with ads to upgrade (so far) and it seems to have kept me safe. And you can't beat the price!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Windows Defender works, but I use Corporate Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on my Windows 10 Pro computer and it works fine. Not free. but not real expensive either.  SEP will disable Windows Defender.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
As a general rule in software and in life, you get what you pay for. For a given vendor, the paid product is normally better than the free product. Free is worth exactly what you paid and rarely more.
MASWORLDAuthor Commented:
@ John
thanks really
i just test that windows so do you think i will not spend my money and after 1W i will change to old win version
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can use Windows Defender and go from there in terms of the selections above. I was just suggesting that you be careful.

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rindiCommented:
I don't agree that paid for is better than free. Pand free AV which was already mentioned is just as good as the paid for version, it uses the same signatures. The paid for version just comes with more unneeded stuff like firewall etc. Windows already has a very good firewall, so there is no point in using anything else which you would even have to pay for. Also the other AV products, particularly those from symantec, are full of bloat and crapware, they don't protect you any better at all, and just slow down the PC.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@MASWORLD - Thanks and I was happy to help.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Rindi - You might want to update yourself on the newest Corporate version of Symantec Endpoint. It works great on Windows 10, protects well, cleaned up a machine I was servicing very well, and uses very little resource.
Erasmo Freire dos SantosSystem AnalystCommented:
The best free antivírus is Avast

https://www.avast.com
rindiCommented:
Why should I pay for a product from a company I don't like, if I can get a free product that is much better, I've used for years and never had a problem with that was caused by that free product? I've used Panda on many PC's and never got a virus. This doesn't mean it is impossible to get viruses. you can get them with every product.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If you do not like a product, do not buy it. I do not buy products I do not like. But newest Symantec works very well - that was all.
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