59 months ago
So, reading and getting to know something about Anti-virus and Anti-malware programs, and soon enough I need to decide for one for my new pc (although my laptop has been running anti-virus free for nearly 1 year :V ), I kinda feel I will need it for my new build. And I have some questions from the community to ask, in this case, more like a "HELP ME CHOOSE, I'M DESPERATE". Maybe not desperate, and I would try with different Anti-viruses, but that maybe along with the years to gain experience. I want, from the start, to get the best possible option I could get so, here are the questions:
- I'm not sure if I should go with an anti-virus, anti-malware, or a combo of both. I mainly surf the internet, which could make my pc subjected to malware, but I know how to safely browse, so maybe an anti-virus. Or just a combination of both?
- Anyhow, the software should be a light but efficient Anti-virus, with only the tools a person needs: Scans and protection, no Syncronisation and other BS like that, I don't need that slowing my start-up times and general performance
- It should be free
I will then, from people feedback and results from AV-comparatives (and a look at the aesthetics) decide on one. Optionally, it can be Windows 8.X conflict free.
Edit: I've decided to go with Avira, according to tests, it's the best free Anti-virus (performance-wise), any feedback though is still welcome!