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Which antivirus should I use?

We recommend Windows Defender

Windows Defender should be your first choice as your antivirus, as it's free, constantly updating, and integrated into Windows. However, if you are looking for something more advanced, consider the options on this page.

For those seeking reliable anti-virus programs, here are some top recommendations. This page includes both on-demand and real-time anti-virus solutions.

Real-time Scanners

These applications offer continuous protection against malware.

  1. Windows Defender (Highly Recommended)

    Lightweight, consistently updated malware definitions and native protection inside of Windows.

  2. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition

    Offers lightweight yet effective protection.

On-demand Scanners

These tools are designed for manual scanning and removal of threats and do not run continuously.

  1. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (Recommended)

    A powerful tool for detecting and eliminating various types of malware.

  2. HitmanPro

    Effective in finding and removing new and complex malware.

  3. Malwarebytes

    Known for its robust detection and removal capabilities.

  4. ESET Online Scanner

    A one-time tool for thorough malware removal.

  5. AdwCleaner

    Specializes in removing adware and PUPs.