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Best free antivirus

Discussion in 'Windows Software' started by h55k, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. HyperActiveCornflake

    HyperActiveCornflake New Member

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    Avast here as it works and doesn't cause any issues or have a nag screen, I thought that MSE wasn't actually that good at detecting and removing stuff?
     
  2. Bla

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    Same here. As long as it keeps me save, I don't mind dealing with the nag screen every day and false positives once in a while. I might try out Avast next time though, as I've heard many good things about it. :)
     
  3. borising

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    Avira is best for me, and it doesn't load system too much
     
  4. Jeltire

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    Another Avira lover here. Has worked for me for many years.
     
  5. Bla

    Bla Well-Known Member

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    For the Avira nagscreen haters out there, apparently it's possible to disable it by adding avnotify.exe to quarantine with Avira itself. :p
     
  6. altereDad

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    They all work to some degree. Some engines do work differently than others. Personally I use Avast though.
     
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    +1 for that. Also, you can shut it up by removing notify.exe's execute privileges in win 7. Simples :D

    I used to use Avast whilst on windows. The least annoying and resource hogging of the lot, plus it has by far the best feature : "blue screen scan", the pre-windows boot thingy scanner. Currently I use the best AV out there. Linux :$
     
  8. JasonG

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    I use AVG's free version. Seems to do the job - although the nag screens can be a bit of a pain =/.
     
  9. TamiyaGuy

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    Personally, I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials in my new(er) machine, and it's brilliant. Easy to set up and use, runs neatly in the background, and I can even play games while it's scanning. Used to use Avast and Zonealarm, but they conflict with each other pretty horribly now (for me, at least).
     
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    Personally, I prefer Avast! Free Antivirus. I never had any problems with it, enough database updates, etc.

    But what I like most about Avast is the screensaver scanner. Every time my screensaver pops on, it'll start scanning, which is very usefull IMO
     
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    I'm still a fan of AVG Free, Avast is pretty good though
     
  12. maforduk

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    Windows Firewall with Avast

    I also use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAnti-Spyware :)
     
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    I recommend the AVG Friend.
     
  14. BlackWW

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    I really like Avast.
     
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    Sensible downloading is the best defence :)
     
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    I like Microsoft Security Essentials the best, it updates its definitions automatically and has been very effective in detecting and removing all viruses till now
     
  17. littlelordlevelup

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    I have used AVG, Panda and currently use Avira. I have had no real problem with any of these. Avira does have annoying nag messages/ads. Avast also looks pretty good and I would probably try that if I needed to install again. I personally don't think there's a lot to distinguish between them all.
     
  18. amdcrankitup

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    I use Avast and have been for a long time and it serves me well but Im always open for anything new! Ive never used
    Avira might give it a look Ive got a couple PC,s so I can test run it on one! Also in the past programs like Zone Alarm has been a fav of mine! Might check out that Avira!
     
  19. EquestrianPrincess

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    Microsoft Security Essentials (not to be confused with countless Malware that poses as legit Microsoft security products)

    It's actually very good. Build by Microsoft for windows, it runs like a dream, unnoticeable in the background. Would highly recommend.
     
  20. TheWOLF26

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    It's really unnoticeable in the background as it let's all the viruses camp on my hdd. It's good until a certain point but after it....
    Now i have Eset smart security 5 and it's ok. Isn't the best antivirus but i like the interface, virus detection rate.
     

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