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    I'm wanting something for free, that can scan the pc for viruses, work on a real-time basis, and also remove viruses that have been detected.

    From what TSR tells me, Avast! And AVG seem to be good. Which of the 2 is better and why? Are there any better alternatives out there?

    I currently have a windows 8 pc:

    Just recently downloaded and used malware bytes anti-malware (MBAM).

    Windows defender (which I can't manage to switch on since downloading MBAM - could someone help me with this please?) is already installed, apparently the new name for MSE.


    Tl;Dr
    1. Avast!, AVG or something else?
    2. Windows defender with MBAM? How to switch back on?


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    Avast is good, you can use all three (Avast,WD,MB)
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    (Original post by 2ndClass)
    Avast is good, you can use all three (Avast,WD,MB)
    Thanks. I'm not sued how to switch on WD...do you know?
    The pc came with a trial version of norton (now expired), and as you know I recently installed MBAM. I'm not sure which of the 2 is doing this, and I don't know how to sort it out. The pc tells me to go to the action centre but I couldn't find this last night.


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    (Original post by ash92:))
    Thanks. I'm not sued how to switch on WD...do you know?
    The pc came with a trial version of norton (now expired), and as you know I recently installed MBAM. I'm not sure which of the 2 is doing this, and I don't know how to sort it out. The pc tells me to go to the action centre but I couldn't find this last night.


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    I just realised that WD switches itself off when there's a competing anti virus programme. Avast is basically like WD but even better, so I wouldn't fret too much if you can't turn it on. But if you want it still on, try this
    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/wi...-in-windows-8/
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    (Original post by 2ndClass)
    I just realised that WD switches itself off when there's a competing anti virus programme. Avast is basically like WD but even better, so I wouldn't fret too much if you can't turn it on. But if you want it still on, try this
    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/wi...-in-windows-8/
    awesome dude :yy:
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    What do you guys think about the additional instalment of comodo firewall? I saw it mentioned on another thread here...

    Windows defender has firewall, but I left it switched off to avoid clashes with MBAM and avast
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    Avast! is a good call, and it performs well in tests: http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparatives-reviews/

    I would normally recommend installing an application firewall like Comodo, partly because it's much more developed and performs better at picking up malicious and suspicious activity, but I also find it easier to customise/disable and so on
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    (Original post by DarkWhite)
    Avast! is a good call, and it performs well in tests: http://www.av-comparatives.org/comparatives-reviews/

    I would normally recommend installing an application firewall like Comodo, partly because it's much more developed and performs better at picking up malicious and suspicious activity, but I also find it easier to customise/disable and so on
    Cool, thanks buddy.


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