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Antivirus for chromebook

2020-08-11, 10:45 AM

Which antivirus is good for chromebook

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Re:Antivirus for chromebook

2020-08-11, 12:21 PM

Some feel that an antivirus is not needed for Chromebooks.  Opinion article 2018: https://www.howtogeek.com/398481/no-you-dont-need-antivirus-on-a-chromebook/

However, it's always been true that malware writers are one step ahead, so going forward in 2020, I would feel more secure with protection.

I suggest ESET or Malwarebytes,  but here are some reviews so you can see what meets your needs.

https://www.precisesecurity.com/antivirus/chromebook

https://www.lifewire.com/best-antivirus-software-for-chromebooks-4770661






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Re:Antivirus for chromebook

2020-08-12, 11:14 AM

Hello,

 

Chromebooks are very much a "walled ecosystem" in that the only software available for them is through Google's own store environment.  As such, they should (at least in theory) not be vulnerable to malware in the same sense as Windows or Android OS, which can have software from other sources loaded on to them.

 

While it may be possible to run Android-based anti-malware (aka anti-virus) software on them, Chromebooks are largely going to be immune to the traditional types of threats affecting those other operating systems, at least for now.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re:Antivirus for chromebook

2020-08-13, 9:26 AM

thank you so much for this helpfull guide. I read a blog [Moderator edit: Unverified link removed]

and now I am using the kaspersky which is working fine.

 

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