Which is the best free antivirus software?

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  1. yshashikant profile image60
    yshashikantposted 13 years ago

    Which is the best free antivirus software?

    I have tried a lot of free antivirus available today in the market and I like avast. Because of its frequent short updates and the easy to use user interface. What do you prefer to use and why?

  2. Just Ask Susan profile image89
    Just Ask Susanposted 13 years ago

    I do not currently use free antivirus software but have used AVG in the past and find that it works really well.

  3. seriousnuts profile image59
    seriousnutsposted 13 years ago

    I am using Avira AntiVir Personal for 3 yrs already. I chose to download it because it was the best free antivirus software according to my research at that time. For some time, I had failed to full scan and update the database and realized that my computer had been infected. After painstakingly cleaning my system, I learned my lesson. Now I just make sure to update the database and have a full system scan every week and my pc has no problem anymore.

  4. skear profile image92
    skearposted 13 years ago

    I like Microsoft Security Essentials , it has worked really well for me.

  5. pedrog profile image59
    pedrogposted 13 years ago
  6. m4rtinroche profile image60
    m4rtinrocheposted 13 years ago

    I'd agree with AVG or Avast. I have used a website before that helps called trend micro but this is something you'd visit if you suspected a virus.

  7. profile image55
    clivwillposted 13 years ago

    Well i have used several anti virus software. Some have proven to be quite heavy on resources while others may not pick up known viruses. Bit-defender has a very good engine and will guarantee wonderful system protection, however as a once upon a time user it clogs computer resources. Kasper sky works very well in protecting your system and doesn't use up as many resources as bit-defender. But if you are looking for a anti virus which is light on windows yet effective enough to fight off the nasty's i would recommend ESET.

    1. Mahmo profile image61
      Mahmoposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I have changed my previous opinion about AVG, Norton, and Kaspersky after I bought and tried all of them for different period.I have changed my opinion for different reasons and now I am using Microsoft Essentials which only for geunine windows.

  8. crymn profile image58
    crymnposted 13 years ago

    Personally, I have tried using almost all of them. Currently, I'm using Eset Smart Security 4, it hasn't failed on me yet and the it protects my windows system without interfering with my internet connection(default). So I would recommend ESS 4.

  9. cubesz profile image61
    cubeszposted 13 years ago

    I like avast, because it's there, but it's not bothering you with annoying pop ups. Plus it updates regularly and goes the job.

  10. mortgage-news profile image60
    mortgage-newsposted 13 years ago

    Viper is the best. I sued to use avg and norton but Viper is the newer generation of software to protect your computer.

  11. profile image0
    Curiadposted 13 years ago

    I have used AVG for 10+ years and never had it miss a single virus, trojan or any other type of attack.

    I also have compared this to Norton and McAfee and is is far superior.

  12. Jowy2000 profile image94
    Jowy2000posted 13 years ago

    I scan using Trend Micro every once in a while and that covers everything. I don't like running an anti-virus on my computer constantly because they tend to do more damage than harm unless you like opening up emails that say 'Hey Friend, check out my pics, MyFamilyPics.exe'
    Trend Micro Housecall and the occasional Spybot S&D.

    But to each his own.

  13. Ann810 profile image49
    Ann810posted 13 years ago

    I think AVG, F-Secure, and Trend Micro are the best free antivirus software, other than the best of the best, and thats Norton.

  14. Mahmo profile image61
    Mahmoposted 13 years ago

    AVG without question !.Try its free version AVG 9.0 and be certain.

  15. PainReliefGuy profile image58
    PainReliefGuyposted 13 years ago

    Agreed, AVG is the best antivirus software. I currently use Webroot Anti Virus with Spy Sweeper and it is outstanding.

  16. profile image0
    technibzposted 12 years ago

    Avira Antivirus Software. Tried AVG but had a problem with download and installation

  17. profile image49
    Lucifer Smithposted 6 years ago

    This is the best virus guard     

  18. profile image56
    SOURAVDASHposted 6 years ago

    Best antivirus software ever is QUICK HEAL ANIVIRUS


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