Virus Protection for new computer build

WhatWouldBillDo

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I'm building a new computer and will be running windows 10 home. I have run the Norton's 360 security suite program that I get free from xfinity for the last several years on my laptop and have not had issues ( knock on wood). Is Norton's 360 security suite program good enough ? And would you also suggest using a Malware program as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

Goddess-Bastet

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I gave up on Norton & now use Defender along with Malwarebytes premium. MB is set to not register under security centre so Defender is the default AV.
If you receive Norton for free then you may wish to continue with that, along with the free version of Malwarebytes.
 

WhatWouldBillDo

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I gave up on Norton & now use Defender along with Malwarebytes premium. MB is set to not register under security centre so Defender is the default AV.
If you receive Norton for free then you may wish to continue with that, along with the free version of Malwarebytes.
What do you mean by MB is set to not register under security centre so Defender is the default AV? Forgive me for not understanding.
 

Goddess-Bastet

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There’s a setting within Malwarebytes to register it (or not) under security as the default AV software, this means it disabled Defender & you can only set Defender to periodic scanning.
If this is off then Defender is the default AV software with Malwarebytes as a backup. Both then will run well.
 

crjdriver

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Just my opinion however norton security is free for download from the support page for my motherboard. I will not use norton even if it is free. The best advise is to use the native windows AV program.
 

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