Best security and antivirus softwares? Comparisons made!


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That test is from from April this year. Latest update for WD Platform was released in December (it's not just Definitions/Security Intelligence Updates - which are released on a daily basis - the WD Platform is updated as well on a monthly basis).

There's more recent tests from Av-test.org: Test antivirus software for Windows 11 - October 2023 - with the following performance stats:
I never knew Microsoft had fanboi's 🤣
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
I never knew Microsoft had fanboi's 🤣
Defender is up there near the top with the rest of most AVs. Performance is only slightly degraded compared to the fastest ones, but it is so small that it is not even relevant. It is not the only one with slightly lower score. Malware detection rate is on par or above industry average.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296 (Release Channel) / Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo A485
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700U Pro
    Motherboard
    Lenovo (WiFi/BT module upgraded to Intel Wireless-AC-9260)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    iGPU Vega 10
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" FHD (built-in) + 14" Lenovo Thinkvision M14t (touch+pen) + 32" Asus PB328
    Screen Resolution
    FHD + FHD + 1440p
    Hard Drives
    Intel 660p m.2 nVME PCIe3.0 x2 512GB
    PSU
    65W
    Keyboard
    Thinkpad / Logitech MX Keys
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    SecureBoot: Enabled
    TPM2.0: Enabled
    AMD-V: Enabled
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 build 10.0.22631.3296(Release Preview Channel)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    i7-7700k @4.8GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME Z270-A
    Memory
    32GB 2x16GB 2133MHz CL15
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX1080Ti FTW 11GB
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    32" 10-bit Asus PB328Q
    Screen Resolution
    WQHD 2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    512GB ADATA SX8000NP NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4
    PSU
    850W
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 chromax.black
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys
    Internet Speed
    600/300Mbit
    Browser
    Edge (Cromium)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    AC WiFi Card
What do you use for FireWall tho? Do you use the built-in Windows Firewall, or do you use something like PFSense or Comodo Premium?
Doesn't PFSense/OPNSense require a dedicated machine or running under a VM?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows
I never knew Microsoft had fanboi's 🤣

If anything, I'm a fan of facts, truth and reality (while dealing with serious matters - cause for entertainment i also enjoy fantasy). Present reality - that is (since past states are redundant - while dealing with the current state of things). Which is quite obvious in my posting history (far from the type who praises Microsoft on every corner - even among the few who recommend Linux for older systems - that being the logical choice). For example:


And then there's the - in your face type of irony - since in March this year i actually agreed "with your current statement. That's mainly because - back then that was actually the truth (that version of WD still had some serious issues). And yet, felt compelled to give up on that AV - the reason for that being "drums rolling..." Performance issues! Was using Bitdefender at that time and there was some serious performance bug with its service. Couldn't even watch a Movie - cause the system started lagging like crazy - while the service was heavily stressing the CPU, like so...

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After i uninstalled it - the system was running smooth as butter again. Didn't go through the extra effort of removing WD (gets disabled automatically while installing a different AV) while installing BD - and thus, after removing BD - i simply used what i already had installed - and fortunately the issues i had with it before were fixed (again, running smooth as butter). Didn't see the need to bother with another AV (if it ain't broke don't fix it - so to speak) - but all it takes is one bugged version (or some other WD related issues) - and i'm sure to try something else. Since i'm also a fan of "stuff that actually works".👌
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 SP 16 (or Windows 11 SP 2 or Sun Valley 2)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    CPU
    Intel & AMD
    Memory
    SO-DIMM SK Hynix 15.8 GB Dual-Channel DDR4-2666 (2 x 8 GB) 1329MHz (19-19-19-43)
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia RTX 2060 6GB Mobile GPU (TU106M)
    Sound Card
    Onbord Realtek ALC1220
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung PM981 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB / 1x Seagate Expansion ST1000LM035 1TB
My Acer is running faster with Avast, compared to Defender or Kaspersky.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 1760 UA92
    CPU
    12th Gen i5-12400
    Memory
    16gb Crucial 3200MHz DDR4
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce GTX 1650
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Amazon Omni Fire tv 4K 55"
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    Kingston NVME M.2 1tb
    Samsung 850 1tb sata
    PSU
    300 Watts
    Cooling
    1 Internal Case fans
    Keyboard
    Wireless Logitech
    Internet Speed
    300Mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Webroot
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    10th Gen i-7, 4-core 8-threads, turbo to 3.9GHz
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Hard Drives
    500gb M.2
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
Webroot is light and fast. It works in a different way to other anti-malware suites. I shop around for licenses as resellers offer much better prices.
Five devices Mac/PC for $22. 12.3MB on disk, under 30MB in RAM while scanning.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Note that any comparaisons of effective A/V systems have 3 basic flaws.
Not everybody uses their computers in the same way.
Most of these comparisons are done usually weeks previous to the date you are reading the reviws
A new problem could occur AT ANY TIME so even more reason not to trust comparative reviews.

(Another copuple of issues -- Newer versions of Windows -- especially those using insider builds are quite frequent - and there's no guarantee that 3rd party stuff will either work or be effective -- and Ms regularly updates WD - often several times a week so is 99.9997% more likely to find protection than 3rd party vendors - especially on home / domestic nachines.)

If for peace of mind you want to install 3rd party A/V stuff then do it - but as a security or technical solution -- forget it -- a Chocolate teapot has about the same use. Corporate and some SME's have different issues - but for HOME installations there really is no technical value in installing any other A/V protection -- WD works as good as it gets on Windows 11.

Cheerts
jimbo
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP,7,10,11 Linux Arch Linux
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    2 X Intel i7
Note that any comparaisons of effective A/V systems have 3 basic flaws.
Not everybody uses their computers in the same way.
Most of these comparisons are done usually weeks previous to the date you are reading the reviws
A new problem could occur AT ANY TIME so even more reason not to trust comparative reviews.

(Another copuple of issues -- Newer versions of Windows -- especially those using insider builds are quite frequent - and there's no guarantee that 3rd party stuff will either work or be effective -- and Ms regularly updates WD - often several times a week so is 99.9997% more likely to find protection than 3rd party vendors - especially on home / domestic nachines.)

If for peace of mind you want to install 3rd party A/V stuff then do it - but as a security or technical solution -- forget it -- a Chocolate teapot has about the same use. Corporate and some SME's have different issues - but for HOME installations there really is no technical value in installing any other A/V protection -- WD works as good as it gets on Windows 11.

Cheerts
jimbo
Disagree, Kaspersky is top-notch primarily because it comes with its own firewall that has REALLY good rules set up by default
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
MS is just as likely to screw up as the top AV vendors and probably more so since it keeps tinkering with the core.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
I always run as Standard user, unless i have an Admin task to do in my Computers Admin Account

For years used Avast Free Antivirus up til 2018, then i was like thats it, switching all systems to Windows Security/Malwarebytes Premium
(Having much less issues with Software conflicts these days) System performance if slowed down a bit with File Copying, it is not noticeable to me at all, so a few extra minutes, not an issue with me.

I typically doing something on my Desktop system sometimes even over night if got a upload to do for Onedrive backup or something

Overall very happy though with all my systems performance in the Household here
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    PreBuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7700XT
    Motherboard
    MSI B650 VC WIfi
    Memory
    32GB DDR 5 RGB 5600Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon 7800XT
    Sound Card
    Onboard Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus VG245H
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 1TB Boot NVMe
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-Game SSD


    External
    Western Digital Elements 500GB
    Western Digital My Passport 2TB
    Toshiba 2TB in External Enclosure
    Seagate 8TB in External Enclosure
    Western Digital My Book 8TB (Primary Backup drive)
    PSU
    750 Watt High Power
    Case
    Lian Li Lan Cool 216 ARGB Airflow
    Cooling
    2 160MM Front, 1 140MM Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Logitech G513
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 X
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit 1000Mb/20 Upload
    Browser
    MS Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes Free
    Other Info
    UEFI, Secure Boot, TPM 2.0, Macrium 8.1 Home Edition
Disagree, Kaspersky is top-notch primarily because it comes with its own firewall that has REALLY good rules set up by default
But can we trust Russian software?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    AMD Rizen 5
    Memory
    8gb
    Screen Resolution
    1080 UHD
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Browser
    FF
    Antivirus
    Defender
Eugene Kaspersky has to do anything Putin tells him to. Maybe he will sabotage big companies, maybe he will go for us too. If Kaspersky disobeys, Putin will just seize all his assets. And then defenestrate him. Kaspersky is not the only malware suite to have a firewall!
 
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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
Eugene Kaspersky has to do anything Putin tells him to. Maybe he will sabotage big companies, maybe he will go for us too. If Kaspersky disobeys, Putin will just seize all his assets. And then defenestrate him. Kaspersky is not the only malware suite to have a firewall!
Source: You

OK...
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11
Kaspersky data processing servers are located in Switzerland, and it has a new one in North America itself.

Next, take note that there are also "eyes" countries, and they work with companies.


Meanwhile, even operating systems (like Windows) and various apps (like Edge) do the same, and not just for computers but also for smart phones, etc. Even cars don't provide privacy:


Given that, if you want to avoid these issues, then you will need systems with the highest level of privacy and security, plus VPN, etc., as well as use only old phones, old cars, cash only, etc. If you want or need things like online banking and purchasing, then you will face a lot of difficulties.

If you have a lot of time available (and most people don't), then you can do something in between, like use an open-source operating system and tweak and modify things so that the system will work the way you want it. And if you want to have new features, add new hardware, play new games, etc., then you will need additional time to figure things out.

Otherwise, just use Windows and the security program that offers the best protection and usability plus the lowest systems impact. Keep in mind that better protection and usability mean more features, and those make the security program heavier.

AV-Comparatives and others will give you ratings on all three aspects, but the one that may change for you is systems impact. Depending on your hardware and software, a security program might be heavy or light. To find out, you'll need to install the latest free and trial version, then run a benchmark program like that from Novabench several times to record system performance. After that, you can do things like load the browser and many pages, browse folders with combinations of files (big and small, a lot and few), and run various apps to see if the system "feels" heavier or not. From there, you'll have to completely uninstall the AV, install your next choice, and do the same. The AV with the highest score wins.

In my case, here are the Novabench scores for my two-week old system using free versions of AVs (I want to avoid buying security programs):

Kaspersky - 2494
Windows Security - 2467
Windows Security with Core Isolation, etc - 2218

Results for Avast, AVG, and Bitdefender were between Kaspersky and Windows Security.

Given that, I decided to use Kaspersky, although Avast has more features (like a firewall). YMMV.

Lastly, some more points:

About relying on common sense and using only "safe" software or visiting only "safe" sites, more malware don't require user interaction, some attack embedded software directly, and more are now found in legitimate sites (they can even be hidden in ads or parts of webpages) and software.

About arguing that you haven't been infected yet, for all you know, your system already is, and malware has been operating quietly stealing your data.

About arguing that you can just recover from backups, that doesn't prevent data theft.

In several cases, when you use default-deny or software that stops programs from running through your decision or because of its own AI, then you might end up blocking necessary but uninfected apps, leading to system malfunction. The same goes for things like third-party firewalls. (If you decide to use those, be ready to experiment or worse. In my case, I gave up and just use the firewall in the router, the firewall in Windows, and Firewall App Blocker to add anything manually to the Windows firewall.)

If you try to harden your system or tweak various things in apps, you might create more problems that you will have to figure out to solve.

Paid software with promos look cheap for the first year; watch out for the first year. Also, if you need to buy for several devices, then you might end up paying the equivalent of one hard drive per year.

Turn off as much telemetry as you can for AVs, as well as non-important notifications. Turn off anything like game mode if you can.

Several advise not to bother with HTTPs scanning because they pose a privacy risk and may slow down browsing. It's suggested to turn that off in the AV and just use a browser security addon. (Also, ad blockers like uBlock Origin can help.)

Consider installing secondary scanners to do further scans of the system if needed. Don't turn off any real-time protection features because they will compete with any AV you installed.

Take not that various free versions of AV lack features, like no browser security, anti-ransomware, etc. The free versions of those AVs I consider the most complete and may or may not have a heavy impact on systems are Bitdefender, Avast, AVG (same company as Avast), and Kaspersky. The first is set-and-forget but may be heavy. For the second and third, I had to turn on game and silent mode to remove notifications; also, apps like Firewall App Blocker can block ads in the avastui.exe file or something like that. For the fourth, there used to be annoying notifications but I haven't seen them lately (you have to turn several off in your web account).
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    i5-13400F
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte B-760M
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 4060
    Sound Card
    internal
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 27 gaming
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Kingston 2 TB M.2
    PSU
    Thermaltake 700W
    Case
    DarkFlash C285P
That Kaspersky has a data centre in Switzerland proves nothing. It may be controlled by the Kremlin. In any case, I won't be buying and goods from Russia.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
I've been using Kaspersky software for my AV solution for 20 years and don't really care where it's developed. I find it to be an excellent product and security solution. I've never had an issue with KAV or KIS in all these years and I have no reason to switch. I currently have it installed on 3 desktops and 2 laptops in my home and recommend it to anyone who asks for my assistance with their systems. BTW - I also use MBAM Pro (on demand scanning, not resident) and Spyware Blaster alongside KIS.

Having said that, these days there are many good options - including Defender! But when all is said and done, regardless of what software is used as a primary AV, nothing - NOTHING - is more important than common sense and smart computing!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W10, W11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    2 HP Desktops, 1 Dell Desktop, 2 Dell XPS Laptops, 1 HP Laptop

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI / MS-7B29
    CPU
    Intel i3 8100 @3.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    H310M PRO-VDH (MS-7B29)
    Memory
    1 x 16GB DDR4 @2400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB SDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek VEN_10EC&DEV_0887 / NVIDIA VEN_10DE&DEV_0081
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V226HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 500 GB Crucial MX500 / HDD 1 TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
    PSU
    ATX, details unknown
    Case
    Everest 551B
    Cooling
    details unknown
    Keyboard
    Mechanical Gaming Hydra R7 - Rampage
    Mouse
    Logitech G703
    Internet Speed
    Down: 28Mbps / Up: 19Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    Bluetooth: TP Link 5.0 Nano USB adapter UB500
    WLAN: D-Link 150 Pico USB adapter, N standard
    Web camera: Logitech C270 HD 720p @30fps
    Microphone: Trust MICO, model 23790

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI / MS-7B29
    CPU
    Intel i3 8100 @3.6Ghz
    Motherboard
    H310M PRO-VDH (MS-7B29)
    Memory
    1 x 16GB DDR4 @2400 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 2GB SDDR4
    Sound Card
    Realtek VEN_10EC&DEV_0887 / NVIDIA VEN_10DE&DEV_0081
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V226HQL
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD 500 GB Crucial MX500 / HDD 1 TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100
    PSU
    ATX, details unknown
    Case
    Everest 551B
    Cooling
    details unknown
    Keyboard
    Mechanical Gaming Hydra R7 - Rampage
    Mouse
    Logitech G703
    Internet Speed
    Down: 28Mbps / Up: 19Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender Antivirus
    Other Info
    Bluetooth: TP Link 5.0 Nano USB adapter UB500
    WLAN: D-Link 150 Pico USB adapter, N standard
    Web camera: Logitech C270 HD 720p @30fps
    Microphone: Trust MICO, model 23790
I've been using Kaspersky software for my AV solution for 20 years and don't really care where it's developed. I find it to be an excellent product and security solution. I've never had an issue with KAV or KIS in all these years and I have no reason to switch. I currently have it installed on 3 desktops and 2 laptops in my home and recommend it to anyone who asks for my assistance with their systems. BTW - I also use MBAM Pro (on demand scanning, not resident) and Spyware Blaster alongside KIS.

Having said that, these days there are many good options - including Defender! But when all is said and done, regardless of what software is used as a primary AV, nothing - NOTHING - is more important than common sense and smart computing!!
You wave the US flag in your avatar, yet you use a Russian AV software! Please uninstall and use Defender or amother AV.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Pro 23H2 OS build 22631.3810
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000 1.10GHz
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    SSD
    Cooling
    fanless
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave, Edge or Firefox
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere
    Other Info
    System 3

    ASUS T100TA Transformer
    Processor Intel Atom Z3740 @ 1.33GHz
    Installed RAM 2.00 GB (1.89 GB usable)
    System type 32-bit operating system, x64-based processor

    Edition Windows 10 Home
    Version 22H2 build 19045.3570
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.2506
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Mini 210-1090NR PC (bought in late 2009!)
    CPU
    Atom N450 1.66GHz
    Memory
    2GB
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