So, What is the Best Antivirus for Windows 10?
After going through all the search results for best antivirus for Windows 10, I saw three big names that came up in all the lists and that are – Windows Defender, Kaspersky, and BitDefender. And I tried them all on my new Windows 10 PC.
After using each, I am pretty satisfied with Windows Defender. Not only because it’s secure but it also protects your privacy.
Recently, on the news there was an article that stated many famous Antivirus software companies may be using your data. This data may have been used for showing ads to you or detect your browsing habits.
This news made me realize how unsafe I am online. Even an antivirus company know what type of content I browse on my PC.
So, I decided to stick with ‘Windows Defender‘, which is already installed on your Windows 10 PC and at least it does not sell data to other companies.
However, you may ask, is it good?
Yes, many people on forums and discussion boards like Reddit have discussed how they have only used Windows Defender to protect their PC. And have never used any other software.
However, if you visit sites that are not healthy for your computer, you may get infected even if Windows Defender is installed.
So, the question is – would you stop using torrent sites, or downloading stuff from the Internet?
It would be best if we can visit any website on the Internet, and our antivirus protects us from any threat whatsoever.
There are few more top rated antivirus programs for Windows 10 that can prevent you from these grave threats, but with them your privacy is at stake.
One of the popular blogs How to Geek which is a Technology website states:
However, if you are not willing to pay for an antivirus, then another option is to use Windows Defender + MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit (which protects you from any threats when browsing the internet) even those sites that may be infected, for home PC users.
I researched more and I came across another gem of an article on PC Mag, that has tested 30 different commercial antivirus utilities. And I found that the best antivirus software to them is again Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and Kaspersky Anti-Virus. That cleared all my doubts.
And after using Kaspersky and BitDefender I was somewhat satisfied.
For now, I am using Windows Defender plus MalwareBytes Anti-Exploit as they are completely secure and free. But the if you are power user than you should download either Bitdefender Antivirus Plus or Kaspersky Anti-Virus.
That is it. Tell us what do you think, which software is the best antivirus software for Windows 10? Share your comments and experiences below.