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Which antivirus is the best for Windows 10?

Those of you using Windows 10 already know that the OS features its own antivirus: Windows Defender, an antivirus that we have already talked about. It started as a component that ultimately became the official antivirus for Microsoft’s latest OS version.

As time passed by, we started to hear more experts questioning Windows Defender’s capabilities. It is a good tool that can be extremely useful, but a lot of people wonder if it really is the best protection for PCs with Windows 10 since they consider that it is not on par with other antivirus on the market, which might be true.

Anyway, knowing which antivirus is the best option for users with Windows 10 is a must. While having a lot of advantages, Windows Defender does not annoy you with pop-ups since it is pre-installed in the OS, and it is much lighter than other free antivirus. As long as we update it constantly, it is usually a good option in terms of protecting your PC, although it generally gets low scores in a lot of tests made by experts.

Kaspersky files antitrust suit against Microsoft because of Windows Defender

Kaspersky has filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission and the German Federal Cartel Office against Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominant position to promote its own security software, Windows Defender.

We saw the suit coming, and it will be chaotic. Last November, Kaspersky Lab, which is one of the most reputed cybersecurity companies on the planet, filed a complaint with Russian authorities against Microsoft for ‘playing dirty’ with Windows Defender, a native security software that Microsoft installs in its OS and that has been greatly improved on Windows 10’s latest version.

Although Kaspersky acknowledges that Microsoft has listened to its complaints and made some changes, that is not enough, therefore filing the antitrust complaint presenting a general argument that we already knew: Windows takes advantage of the 92% market share it has in desktop computers.

Samsung releases a 49-inch gaming monitor!

Samsung is offering a PC monitor bigger than a lot of TVs: nothing less than 49-inch wide that, along with its curves and an aspect ratio very different from the usually used, gives it an outstanding look.

The Samsung LC49HG90DMNXZA just exceeds every standard parameter for monitors. Besides its incredible size (120 cm in width), it has a 32:9 aspect ratio, a native 3840 X 1080 pixels resolution and a 1800R curved QLED panel with the quantum dot technology that Samsung uses in its latest-gen displays.

Samsung Gaming Monitor

It terms of gaming, there is the AMD’s FreeSync synchronization technology support, a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 1 ms response time, a 20-step “Black Equalizer”, a technology to limit blue light emissions for when the monitor is used during long periods of time, and factory-calibrated optimized adjustments for any gaming genre.

Additionally, the monitor features support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), a height-adjustable stand and an OSD dashboard for display settings.

It is available via retailers like Amazon at $1,499. A truly amazing monitor that can perfectly replace dual monitor setups, but it requires a huge investment and both the resolution and the aspect ratio are evidently not for general users.

Thunderbolt 3 will be integrated in Intel CPUs and royalty-free

Thunderbolt 3 will get an important boost in terms of its adoption in the market after Intel announced its native integration on the brand’s next generation chips, and, more importantly, the release of a protocol specification under “a non-exclusive and royalty-free license”.

Thunderbolt 3 is a third-generation high-speed connector used for data transfer on PCs and devices. Developed by Intel under the codename ‘Alpine Ridge’ and published three years ago, it is an input/output technology based on silicon photonics, but with optical communication, which provides better speed and capacity than other protocols, such as USB.