blackbird71 last edited by blackbird71
@katyblessings I would stick with a name-brand, well-known free AV (Avast, AVG, Bitdefender, Kaspersky Mobile, Norton, Sophos, Trend Micro, etc) to minimize the potential for scams and malicious exploitation. You can use an online search engine to check user and trade-magazine reviews of these kinds of AVs. I'm not sure how many of these might also utilize some of the high-risk permissions noted in your research link, but at least the companies involved have fairly well-established reputations and are not likely to delve into 'scammy' kinds of activities.
wayner46 last edited by
@katyblessings Often times the ISP will offer a "free" AV/Sec. Suite solution. In our case our ISP offers Norton 360 and it suits me (my wife chooses to run with Windows Security that comes already installed on Windows 10 devices. This would be my suggestion. I would avoid the "free" solutions from 3rd party companies since they frequently pester one with pop-ups and are generally incomplete and somewhat bloated.
jeremydunn last edited by
@katyblessings It is a good question because nowadays it is hard to find good antiviruses and it can be only my opinion. But there are some antiviruses that are good and can really protect your PC from infection. As for me, I like the only antivirus software - Norton. I like that it does not overload the system, does not make each minute checks and I like the interface. It is enough for me. Also, I have found such information as Norton security rating 2020 and I'll continue using this antivirus after it.
kernst857 last edited by
If you are looking for antivirus programms for free then I have some suggestions for you:
- Avast Free Antivirus (including a network scanner, secure web browser and other useful functions)
- AVG Anitvirus Free (known for his good pishing protection)
- Avira Antivirus (good in blocking malwares)
I hope the information is helpful.