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Best free antivirus?

Discussion in 'Products & Tools' started by Rich Jinks, May 11, 2016.

  1. StSignal

    StSignal Greenhorn

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    MS Secirty Essentials
    SEMrush
     
    StSignal, Jun 30, 2016 IP
    SEMrush
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    Is something wrong with MS Security, what should i use then?
     
    Froggys, Jun 30, 2016 IP
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    MBam
    But you should have 2-3 scanners. Like fscan and whatnot.

    Spybot S&D was really good a few years ago... haven't downloaded it in a while.

    They had a great support forum where they cleaned your PC for free. Those were the days. Not sure if they still do that.
     
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    I can recommend AVG Antivirus, mostly before is used AVAST but it drain lot of memory.
    AVG is good antivirus, anyway last few days it bombarded me with "special offers"
     
    Focl, Jul 4, 2016 IP
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    I like the Sophos stuff because their guys give a lot of youtube talks about security.

    Then there are the cloud ones like panda, avira and qihoo 360. Their ability to update is good. Malware Bytes searches everything include adware which is good.

    However many antivirus lack the ability to scan the computer while booting.

    I think Avast, Sophos, Kaspersky and Spybot do well with that. Malwarebytes CANNOT do this.
     
    gummyworms, Jul 30, 2016 IP
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    I am using Quick Heal total anti-virus which is pretty good!
     
    lisaruth240, Jul 30, 2016 IP
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    I have used some free antivirus and from my experience, Malwarebytes is the best one out there.
     
  8. StSignal

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    On the market,currently the best free antivirus is Avas I think.
     
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    Anyone know any antivirus for linux, unix or MAC?
     
    gummyworms, Jul 30, 2016 IP
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    Actually Microsoft Security Essentials might be even better not by a research but by personal expirience.
     
    Froggys, Aug 2, 2016 IP
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    Currently I'm using AVG, earlier I used Avast. I think AVG is better.
     
    Robert_Tam, Aug 9, 2016 IP
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    Bitdefender. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition over-ranks Avast and Avira in PC MAG reviews.
     
    anzilone, Aug 22, 2016 IP
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    I use avira.com
     
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    Following are the best free antiviruses....
    - Avira Free Antivirus
    - Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition
    - Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender
    - Avast Free Antivirus
     
    Yatish Gaba, Aug 25, 2016 IP
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    Even if its not very likely to get infection with Unix you can try avast. Works too. As for MAC the same.
     
    VerdinaNET, Oct 12, 2016 IP
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    Yes Avast without any doubts. I have used others as well but nothing comes close to this. Grisoft's antivirus had issues with windows 10. But avast works fine.
     
    peaceful_soul, Oct 12, 2016 IP
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    Hi, at home we have Avast, and i must say it does the job. No issues whatsoever. However at work, just to clarify I work at a University, we had recently a huge problem with ransomware, so we had to upgrade to a paid version of Kaspersky, and so far it has significantly improved our overall security.
     
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    + 1 for Avast as well.
    It does the job, works smoothly and does not influence other software on my computers negatively. Of course, it's not perfect and may have some misses from time to time. however, I find it much more dependable comparing to other tools.
     
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    For antivirus protection Avast is currently the best available solution.
    For antimalware -- try to use our solution OSHI Defender. We use multiple databases in the cloud so it detects malware pretty cool
     
    OSHI Software, Nov 20, 2016 IP
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    Everyone has their own opinion based on their own experience.
    Unless you are going to click on any link you can find, and download anything you can get your hands on, most popular free security software options should be OK.

    With Windows 10 I use Windows Defender, alongside a paid version of Malwarebytes. I also do an occasional scan with HitmanPro.
    Windows Defender seems to hold the fort on its own, and you can see Malwarebytes blocking the occasional site or connection in the background by itself, too.
    It can be interesting watching some informative channels on YouTube about security software: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePCSecurity
     
    GjB, Nov 20, 2016 IP