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Best free antivirus

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

  1. Sharif

    Sharif Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that a bloatware?
     
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    I am happy with my AVG 2015.
     
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    I've been using Avast for years. Not thrilled with the latest version but after disabling some of their features it's working fine. I also use Firefox with NoScript and Adblock.
     
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    Yeah MSE is a good solution.
     
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    just what i needed, some good info on a free anti-virus, thanks :)
     
  6. Kirios

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    No bit defender fans out here?
    well yes the typical pre installed ms can be decent for me and most people but if someone takes a step forward i'd advise bit defender
     
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    It's sad I can't find the link anymore but I was part of a forum once where they discuss hacking and whatsoever, either way..
    Most people mentioned Avast and Avira not being great whilst here you find it awesome.

    Here's a super short story of me..
    I went 4 years without any AV because honestly.. if you're beyond careful and truly know what you're doing, you're fairly .. "fairly" safe. Though, at one point I found MBAM (MalwareBytes), for the first time in life, I found an AV that's actually good and useful. I installed it, purchased it and I'm still running it.
    On the hacking community, majority of the members recommended MalwareBytes as well.

    Moral of the story. uninstall avast/avira and purchase MalwareBytes, it's awesome and barely affects your pc performance and it's damn cheap! Like 200$ yearly or so.
     
  8. MariaMSK

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    Agree!
     
  9. Cal

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    I've been using avast and for the most part i don't even notice it running and it does the job, i also use malwarebytes for another layer of protection and they are both free.
     
  10. HDsMog

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    I Had stick with windows own ant virus from windows 8 now i have windows 10 and never had problem. If you know what u do and dont visit all filty sites and download only verifyed files from trusted sites you are good.
     
  11. Beapo

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    I am using avira antivir since 3 years now and I like it ^^
     
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    I agree, I've used Avira for over 10 years now.. Doesn't eat resources and is one of the best free antiviruses around. No-one ever needs to pay for an antivirus unless you want to use the extra features but the free versions do their job well.
     
  13. Beyond Malachi

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    I've used Avira, AVG, Avast, Kaspersky, and a few smaller named anti-viruses. Hated Kaspersky. Found AVG and Avast okay. But find Avira the best.

    That said, I've now been using only Avira for about 3 years... so the others might have improved in that time.
     
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    I use the windows 8.1 Defender. Probably considered the worst but I like a light system and very rarely I got issues.
    But if I were to recommended someone who doesn't know how to handle their PC like kids or old folks I would say Avast.
     
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    Bitdefender at my W8.1-PC but i will kill it if i can spend time. Per default it deletes all "suspicious" files, "corrects" all few days the start page in IE to "blank", etc.
     

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