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Hello and :welcome:, @Yaeo


You ask a common question with no "right" or "best" answer.

Also, see here: http://www.bleepingc...y-suite-for-me/

As this board is owned and operated by Malwarebytes corporation, it's a general forum policy not to endorse or denigrate any particular AV.
MBAM PREMIUM and MBAE PREMIUM are a fine place to start.  And Anti-Ransomware (MBARW-beta) will eventually be rolled into MBAM.

But you will still need a robust AV.
As far as the AV, there is no one "best" option to suit every computer, user and budget.
There are many fine options, all of which should be fine alongside MBAM and MBAE.
Here are a few: List of well-known antivirus products
There are many other computer fora with in-depth, passionate discussions of the topic, and many older threads here at this forum, too.
Having said that, no one security program can protect 100% of users from 100% of malware 100% of the time.
The most important security component is the computer part between the chair and keyboard. ;)

Here are a few links with helpful information:

The complexity of finding, preventing, and cleanup from malware
So how did I get infected in the first place?
How did I get infected?
Answers to common security questions - Best Practices
List of well known antivirus products
Six tips to help you stay safer online

Also: regarding the "Free" AVs, you might find this post from a MS MVP interesting or helpful: http://www.bleepingc...s/#entry3781476



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29 minutes ago, Yaeo said:

All the information is very appreciated! I haven't had to use any antivirus solution for cleaning up my system yet. I run malwarebytes scans daily, just in case.

I think you mean to say that, as far as you know, you have never been infected?
That's good.
That means you have likely been both careful (safe computing practices) and, perhaps a bit lucky (there are many ways for even savvy users to become infected these days)...:)

Cleaning up from a malware infection is only "after the fact". 
Scanning (whether with MBAM, or an antivirus, or another security program) will only pick up/remove infections that have already made it past your defenses onto the system.
So I hope you did NOT mean to say that you rely on anti-virus and security programs ONLY to clean up AFTER an infection?:unsure:

It's always best to take measures to PREVENT infection in the first place. 
The information provided in my previous reply should get you started on building a robust, realtime malware-prevention strategy.

And, of course, you are most welcome.
I'm glad I could help.


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