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BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Q: BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Ok all, What is the BEST free Antivirus out there? And also BEST password manager? And should I even be using a Password manager???

Is the Password manager Dashlane any good?

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A: BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Hi there,

I have been using "MalwareBytes" for several years and it's a really great AV/Anti-Spyware program. It does a great job in detecting both anti-virus and spywares.

You can download the program here =
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Ok all, What is the BEST free Antivirus out there? And also BEST password manager? And should I even be using a Password manager???

Is the Password manager Dashlane any good?

A:BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

Hi there,

I have been using "MalwareBytes" for several years and it's a really great AV/Anti-Spyware program. It does a great job in detecting both anti-virus and spywares.

You can download the program here =
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Which antivirus to put a bunch of SpyShelter Premium +Windows Firewall Control(binisoft) ?
Win7 x64 Other ? Thanks

A:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.
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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?

A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time
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Which free offline password manager would you prefer (without cloud)?

I already use sticky password premium. Sticky password has improved its windows extensions with new graphical identifier for input fields. This has made it very easy to use and autofill works for all sites now.

But i want to know if KeePass is better, being a open-source & free. Does it's autofill works with every site?

Please share & help me decide.
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Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016. Which one do you pick and why?

A:Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

I have to say that I haven't tried Sophos until now. But my opinion about Panda goes like this.

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)?Panda is efficient in both of them, but during scans it may use more CPU resources

Real World System Impact?Quiet Low

User Friendliness? 5/5

User Interface? 5/5

Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)?4/5
Overall Winner? Since i haven't tried Sophos I cannot give verdict for the best between the two.

Thankyou And Happy New Year.
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As the passwords pile up on the computer, so does the need for organization and security. Does anyone know of the best free, secure password managers out there? I'm reluctant to download just any old one since I'm dealing with well, you know...passwords.

Many thanks!!

A:Best free, secure password manager?


pen and paper maybe...
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A:FREE Kids Password Manager ???

Roboform is often suggested here. The free version allows 10 passwords whereas (of course) the paid version has more features:

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Updated to 5.2 .

Supports AFD drives, I understand.

It works very well for me, even recovering ext4 partitions. It can make a winpe disc for you - but like most of these things, you need to d/l waik for that.

Surprisingly, it also is free for commercial use

Free partition manager download for managing your PCs and Servers.

They are doing the pro version free as well atm - tho you need to twitbook , it seems.

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Avast free antivirus is an excellent choice in hardened mode! just make sure you deselect all the crap that you do not need during install ( secureline - browsercleaner - avast cleaner - software updater and so on. )
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See What's the Best Anti-virus? & Free Software Firewalls for Windows 7
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What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

What Antivirus do you currently use, and why is it important for you to know which one is the better product?
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A:Beware: Free Antivirus Isnít Really Free Anymore

avast! is good compared to the others, and Bitdefender plus Malwarebytes just don't offer anything. Even thought, let's keep in mind that Malwarebytes is still just an Antimalware and not an Antivirus. Still nice to see it mentionned in an article like this to show that it doesn't put itself on the same level as the other security software.
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Hello Forum!

This is my first post here and I hope I get it right.
Practically I want them to tell me their opinions on which is better between "Panda free antivirus and ad-adware free antivirus"

The so short djeo to be understood and be easy to answer

A Salu2! from Argentina!

A:What is better Panda free antivirus or ad-aware free?

Hello and welcome to malwaretips,
I think adaware got a better detection, but i would trust more Panda.
Both don't have proactive protection, and web filter are almost the same.
Adaware do more false positive than Panda (thanks bitdefender engine).
If you can use other antivirus than panda or adaware you should do it.
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I downloaded Avast because it was free. It says that I have to register to Avast! Free Anti-virus. I thought this program was free? Or is registering for free?

A:Is registering Avast! Free Antivirus free?

It is free.

Registering it is simple.
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Hi all

Panda Free AntiVirus 18.0 Free

New UI completely redesigned.
Improved subscription and device management integrated in the product. Users can manage their subscriptions and their anti-theft protection (My Devices area) from their products.
Fully compatible with the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Engine improvements for better protection and performance.
Other improvements requested by Panda Community.
Panda Free Antivirus 18.0 brings redesigned UI, better protection and performance

With best Regards

A:Panda Free Antivirus 18.0 Free

I Will test it soon... thanks
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Can you guys get me a free antisvirus and a free firewall

A:I need free antivirus and free firewall

yes, there a few versions - have a look at this thread

here you will find firewalls and antivirus

I use zonealarn from zonelabs
and AVG from
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A:Good source sites for secure & legal free movies and free/free to try software?

That is a good question.
When I think about it Hulu does have movies.
I use Netflix.
I can use as I have Dishnetwork and can use that to be able to watch. Yup, just tested works good.
Many of the Movies channels can be watched that way.
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I ve tried many free antivirus over the years but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most After some issues with Windows last year I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years However I m open to reassess my position between these two excellent products Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the quot The Best Free Antivirus App for Windows quot Free vs Antivirus 2016 Avira Free Avast 2016 Antivirus On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set File System Shield Web Shield Mail Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016 Shield Behavior Blocker DeepScreen Still I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail I also disable the Web shield because It seems to slightly slow down my browsing I don t like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program Sometimes it doesn t play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website s certificate I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only So in practice I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings no Hardened Mode to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software I ve had no problems with this set up for a long time Regarding Avira it lacks Mail and Web Shield it only has a File System Shield and as far as I m aware they don t have a Behavior Blocking technology like Avast They rely entirely upon signatures and heuristics More recently they also have the Avira Protection Cloud which sends file signatures to the cloud in order to provide better protection does it really improve upon the local signatures and heuristics or is it just a fad The lack of Behavior Blocking is what concerns me in terms of how well protected I am with Avira compared to Avast Is it really better to have Avira with its better quot traditional engine quot or is it better to stick with Avast which sports a slightly worse quot traditional engine quot but that possesses advanced Behavior Blocking technology DeepScreen I m also interested in other aspects besides protection namely Resource Usage I m mainly concerned with CPU usage I d also like to keep disk access to a minimum because I don t have an SSD which means I don t want my AV to slow the disk access even further Performance Impact On daily usage only with real-time protection enabled which one has less impact on overall system performance Ads Popups and Nagging in general How is the upgrade nagging on the two products I mean with Avast I ve had no problems recently The only popups I usually see are related to the real status of my system or Software Updater notices to update a given program e g Skype I may very rarely see a popup that talks about some paid Avast product but they are pretty rare I believe How is this on Avira Does it still show you a popup on every update every day What kind of advertisements can I expect P S Last time I used Avira it had a slightly annoying behavior Every time it would detect some infected file it would then force me to automatically run a Quick Scan on the system This was a bit annoying and time consuming at times Is this still happening today I hope you guys can help me by sharing your experiences and opinions about both products I ll update this post if needed nbsp

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
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A:Problem with free space in computer manager/drive manager

Download Easus Partition Master EASEUS FREE Partition Manager Software: Free Partition Magic alternative for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Server 2000/2003/2008 Hard Drive partitions..

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A:Free Download Manager

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A:free partition manager?

You can use the Windows disk management.

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A:Free partition manager

Hi TommyK,

Vista Disk Management is good, but it is limited to not being able to work when unmovable files like Virtual Page File, Shadow Copy, System Restore, etc... are not allowing the partition to be created.

Other than doing what you want when reinstalling Vista, you will need to use a 3rd party program like Acronis Partition Expert in the Disk Director Suite. You can try a 15 day trial version here:

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A:What is the best free download manager?

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A:hi hello, not sure where to put this: what is the best free download manager

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A:Task Manager - free RAM ?

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Thanks for the info Nigel, I'm pretty sure I've seen something about this a while ago, it could have been a different version number I saw. It's useful information to have though, I think Paragon have been around for years and have a pretty good reputation

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A:Which free partition manager for Win 10?

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A:Best Free Antivirus

Best is very subjective. I can tell you what is thought of as best, by many members, free and easy to use

Microsoft Security Essentials. In addition, it was made specifically for Windows.

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A:What is the Best Free Antivirus?

Avast Free:

I hope we will not get into this topic all over again.
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A:free antivirus?

Of all the free antiviruses I have used, I think avast! is the best. It even protects you in realtime.
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A:best free antivirus

Hey I personally use AntiVir, and have done ever since I knew having an anti virus program was probably a good idea! It's done pretty well for me so far (about 4 years). Not to mention they update it very regularly and it's totally legally free.
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take a look at this its a free antivirus program from germany. it detedts many viruses that even norton and panda cant and its completly free. u got nothing to loose so just try it and tell me what you think of it.

tis link has some users opinions of the product

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A:free antivirus (not avg)

Cool AV! I tried it some time back and found it adequate for the job. For a free AV, not badÖ

I run eTrust; (Formally know as InoculateIt) and am quite content with this AV.

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A:free antivirus (not avg)

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MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials

The best! Used by many SevenForum contributors.
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A:Best free antivirus?

Sorry, I meant Microsoft Security Essentials
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A:Free antivirus
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I am currently running Norton Antivirus and Norton Firewall (Norton Internet Security) and I've heard some of you guys mention that Norton is a bit of a resource hog. Just for fun, I want to try to download some free stuff and see if what kind of results I get using it.

What Antivirus and/or Firewall software do you recommend that is available on the net?

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Hey, just wondering what the best or favorite free antivirus software is out there?

A:Best Free Antivirus

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramSANS Institute Choosing Your Anti-virus SoftwareHere are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:* What is the best antivirus protection?* What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?* Recommend a good free antivirus program* Which antivirus and malware programs should I use together?* Antivirus Solution?Here are links to polls about this very subject:* Poll: Best Antivirus and Firewall* Poll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner
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Does it basically come down to AVG or Avast?

A:What's the best free antivirus?

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another.Here are links to some BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:Which anti-virus program are you using?Best Free Antivirus?Best Antivirus?Best anti-virus software for windows 8?Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?avast! Free Antivirus has been becoming more of a disappointment for the past several years and I no longer recommend it.Why avast is loosing customersSorry, but your product and whole company is one big messAvast SafeZone browser installed itself...and users are not happy about itAvast and AVG Antivirus products collect personal data for selling to advertisersI have been disappointed with AVG ever since they made a decision in April 2010 to partner with LimeWire and promote the use of peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, a security risk which can make your system susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, and exposure of personal information. More recently (September 2015), is was reported that AVG privacy policy update allows it to sell your browsing history...meaning AVG allows the collection and sale of personal information relating to browsing history, searches, location and meta-data and sharing that data with affiliated partners, search providers and resellers.There have been reports of AVG exposing and collecting personal data.AVG privacy policy update allows it to sell your browsing historyAvast and AVG Antivirus products collect personal data for selling to advertisersAVG Web TuneUp...a Chrome Extension Exposes User DataThere have been numerous complaints about issues and conflicts with other security tools.AVG Free vs. MalwarebytesAVG Resident Shield - File Exclude List Feature RemovedAVG False Positive against Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThere have been reports of issues with the computer starting properly on 64-bit Windows sytems for which AVG has had to release these fix instructions. There have been numerous reported problems with computers after using features like PC Analyzer and AVG PC TuneUp which purport to fix registry errors and various optimizing tweaks which make changes to system settings. Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several Why you should not use Registry Cleaners and Optimization Tools.There have been complaints of AVG Secure Search and AVG Security Toolbar repeatedly being reinstalled after AVG updates itself even though users intentionally choose to remove them. And finally there have been many user complaints about the lack of adequate AVG Customer Support in addressing issues related to the use of their product.For these reasons, I no longer recommend AVG as a free alternative anti-virus solution.I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. ... Read more
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Hey I was wondering what is the best free anti virus that you would recommend. I am running xp

probably didnt post this to the right section sorry

A:Best Free Antivirus

Independent comparatives of Anti-virus Softwareclick on the "Comparatives" link on the leftTopTen Review: AntiVirus Software Product ComparisonsAntiVirus Software Comparisons for 2009Virus Bulletin <- requires registrationThese types of comparative testing results will vary depending on who is doing the testing, what they are testing for, what versions of anti-virus software is being tested, etc. There are no universally predefined set of standards/criteria for testing and each test will yield different results. Thus, you need to look for detailed information about how the tests were conducted, the procedures used, and data results. Read Anti-virus Testing Websites: An overview of testing sitesChoosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. Another factor to consider is whether you want to use a paid for product or free alternative. My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program or avast! Home Edition if choosing a free one.
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What's the best free antivirus software now?

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My subscription of Norton Antivirus is almost up, and I was just wondering if the AVG free antivirus is dependable protection for my pc. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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I'm looking for the best free antivirus software my bandwith can buy. I use AVG right now, but of late it starts up, waits a few seconds, and then shuts down. And frankly, I'm not particularly impressed.


A:Best Free Antivirus?

nimish said:


I'm looking for the best free antivirus software my bandwith can buy. I use AVG right now, but of late it starts up, waits a few seconds, and then shuts down. And frankly, I'm not particularly impressed.

Thanks,Click to expand...

Try here.
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Looking for free antivirus that detects lots of stuff without false positives

A:Best Free Antivirus?

For paid, I would recommend "ESET NOD32".
For free, I would recommend "AVAST Antivirus".
For absolutely not any False Positives, I recommend "Microsoft Security Essentials". (Windows Vista & 7)
In Windows 8 & 10, Microsoft Security Essentials is being replaced by the built-in "Windows Defender".
Ask yourself how much digital protection you need.
Not any AV Software can protect you 100%, the best security is the user itself. Do not randomly click on unknown links and so on.
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Hey there
I m currently using AVG free and its not removing a threat in my pc. Can anyone tell me which other free antivirus is better than AVG free ?

A:Best free antivirus


I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for months now and have had no issues. The problem with most 'free' antivirus is that you're not 100% protected but with MSE you are

Hope it helps
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For those of you looking for a anti-virus program heres a great one.Its at www.AVG
Just like to thank the tech-guy's for showing me this program it works great.

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i would like your opinion on which free anti-virus is the best. i use avast at the moment. but i noticed that it has 6 processes running all the time. an i wonder if there was one that didn't have all the processes
do all these really need to be running all the time?
thanks for any info

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The free antivirus programs available on the internet do they really cleanup, is there a free antivirus that protects for a year and cleans up as well.


A:free antivirus

hello we recommend these free ones... i personnally like Antivir.Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
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hi guys....Is there any full version antivirus that is available for free download?Actually I don't have the money to buy an antivirus.Please give me the link.
Thanks for the help

A:free antivirus!!

Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one)avast! Free Antivirus Avira AntiVir Personal - Free AntivirusMicrosoft Security EssentialsAVG Anti-Virus Free EditionPanda Cloud AntivirusKingsoft Free Antivirus (Cloud Scan)RISING Antivirus Free EditionPC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
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i need a new antivirus.i was infected with avira.avira sucks :/ tell me the better please.where iam totally protect

A:what is the best free antivirus.

Comodo Internet Security 2011 is released later today and will stop malware unknown to any antivirus.

Oh and you don't have to pay for it.
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I like the new AVG 8 Free because of the added spyware detection. What is the general consensus on the best free Antivirus program. I know alot of people like Avast.
Thank you

A:Best Free Antivirus

Hello powdermnky007,My personal favourite is Antivir It is fast and has a great detection rates.
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Happy New Year:

No problems today,just a question,which is the best or at least good antivirus(free version)program.I've had problems more with the paid versions.As for the free versions I've used Commodo but it uses a lot of resourses.So guys, in your oppinions what do any of you suggest? Thanks

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Hi everybody, I have been scouring the net in search of the best free antivirus. I have been using AVG free for some years now, then switched to Antivir but I'm not sure which is the best or if they're are better ones out there. So please if anybody has any tips or can recommend something better.....

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AVG Antivirus Free 9.0 is now available for those that use it.

Download at source..

A:AVG Antivirus 9.0 Free available

Still no rootkit scanning....
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There is this website that I go on a lot and my AVG antivirus free Keeps popping up telling it has detected a threat.
Please tell me how to tell my AVG antivirus free this website is okay? Thank you

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Does anyone know of a free antivirus that works well? on a Microsoft vista too. ??

A:Free antivirus

AVG Free and Avast 4 Home are both good.
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I have had AVG Free antivirus supposedly protecting my computer for several months it used its own auto update every day to Free Antivirus AVG Use Why Not To check for updates and download them so it should be fully updated at all times On friday I opened a file which apparently contained a trojan dropper it tried to put several malicious files on my computer including Why Not To Use AVG Free Antivirus downloader trojans Although AVG resident shield instantly detected this activity when I ran the infected executable and it quarentined several files it did not prevent one of them from downloading the win virut virus this virus went undetected and unchecked on my computer Why Not To Use AVG Free Antivirus untill AVG Free updated itself later that day I ran AVG Free antivirus complete scans several times each time it found more files infected with the virus and the same trojans it had supposedly deleted the previous time Obviously AVG Free was not detecting the main downloader trojan or going any way to stop its activity I then discovered a huge gaping hole in AVG Free AVG free runs regular complete scans via its own scheduler if you do not have automaticaly heal infected files checked in the settings AVG will not only leave the malicious files it detects alone IT WILL NOT WARN YOU OR ALERT YOU IN ANY WAY THAT IT HAS DETECTED VIRUS ACTIVITY the scan will run untill complete then close Prior to this virus attack I had not wanted my virus scanner to be automatically deleting files without me knowing about it so I did not have Automaticaly Heal Infected Files checked I had stupidly assumed that if AVG Free found a virus it would alert me and give me the option to delete or quarentine the file This means the scheduled complete scans of my system were rendered totaly useless and the only way I would find out it had detected a virus is if I went to the activity log This is Outragously stupid of Grisoft as many users would not want AVG Free to automaticaly delete files without them knowing and would uncheck that option without realising by doing that one thing they have rendered their scheduled complete system scans almost useless Unless they happen to be sitting there watching the scan as it progressed and saw it detect a virus they would have no clue they got a problem I like most people leave the virus scan running while I am away from the computer not realising that when the scan window closes on completion it will do so without warning me if it detected virus activity It was pure luck that I discovered this was going on Not long after I had ran that file releasing trojans and causeing AVG resident shield to pop up alerts AVG ran its usual daily update and started a complete system scan I was interested to see if those trojans had been deleted by the AVG resident shield so I watched the scan progress and saw it detect several infected files I left it running expecting when I came back there would be warnings and alerts on my screen about them asking me to delete them When I returned the scan had finished and closed leaving nothing on my screen I was surprised at this so I ran the scan again this time I was watching when it ended and to my amazement although there was over malicious files listed in the scan window it completed the scan and closed leaving nothing on my screen I was like damn All this time I thought it would tell me if it discoverd something bad on my system and all along its been doing nothing of the sort After investigating the scanners settings I decided to check the automatically heal box and run the scan again it found the same files but this time automaticaly deleted most of them and quarentined some Well ok you might say thats fine just keep the auto heal checked well get this that virus doesnt destroy the files it infects it makes them bytes bigger but they can be saved but not if AVG has deleted them At the same time the trojan files it detects do need to be removed so you got choices with AVG Free either give... Read more

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My norton free edition is about to expire and I am looking for free antivirus. Please help guys...Thank you so much.

A:Free Antivirus

Hey Marvz. Please have a look at this post: free antivirus programs, you can't go wrong with one of these:avast! Free AntivirusMicrosoft Security EssentialsAvira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus
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Can someone tell me plz witch is the best antvirus I can get?

A:what is the best free antivirus?

2 popular ones are



Only pick 1 though
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stuff i really need for anti virus
Not too annoying
Automatic scanning
On the fly protection (like when you download a virus by accident it stops you)
and auto update
it needs to protect against everything

A:What is the best FREE antivirus

Quote: Originally Posted by UD98

[*]it needs to protect against everything[/LIST]

That's the one that is going to cause you some grief. I'm not even aware of a paid product that protects against everything.

With that said, MSE, Avast and Avira all tend to be pretty solid.
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I've been using Avast for some time now without issues until my system became unstable recently and I found I had a virus.
I eventually managed to run a free ESET online scan which picked up the virus and plenty of other bad stuff and got rid of them so I'm looking for a more reliable programme that I can trust to do a better job where Avast failed.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

A:Best free Antivirus?

BitDefender has a free version. It has found a nasty infection for me. Also it won some awards last year. Although that is no guarentee of future performance....
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I have heard very good things about Avira AntiVir Free and Microsoft Security Essentials and currently I use MSE together with Windows Firewall + Common Sense + Malwarebytes.

I don't need a fancy and pricy AV because I know a free one can be just as good if you actually know what you do and what sites you visit/things you download and I'm not gonna shell out hundreds of dollars a year.

So it all comes down to this. What FREE AV is the best out there? Which one would you recommend? Don't be so quck to judge an AV just because it's a certain corp. that made it.

Avira Free?
Avast! Free?
AVG Free?

A:Best free antivirus out there?


Very astute question. Best is in the eye of the beholder. For me and many at this forum, we believe that MSE is best
Best because it uses very little resources
Best because it is the only AV made specifically for Windows by the creators of Windows
Best because it has a very good track record of stopping Virus and Malware.

I think its best because, in addition to the above, it is the only AV that I have seen at this forum that has not caused computer problems, such as freezing, BSODs as well as other problems
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is there a safe free antivirus download?

A:free antivirus

Sure, there are these to choose from:
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I'm low income low- not poverty and was using Avast AV for several years but some things were getting through it and causing a real mess So I asked in another forum and was told to get rid of it and get Avira I've had it for Free AntiVirus? awhile now but the free version pops ads all the time and doesn't offer full coverage and it's very hard to configure from what I can see I haven't been able to get into my ISP's FTP in a month because something appears to be blocking it even though I enabled it OK in Windows Firewall so I suspect maybe Avira or MalwareBytes started doing it and cant find out But I can FTP to every other site but my ISP cant maintain my small part time business website and my ISP has exhausted themselves trying to help me find out why So what AV program can Free AntiVirus? I get that's REALLY free - works fully and will protect my Win PC without screwing anything up for me I'm not even sure how to uninstall Avira now - there doesn't appear to be a way except maybe via Windows Uninstall

A:Free AntiVirus?

AVG Seems to be working very well for me but Panda is scoring higher in most area's and don't nag.  I am using Panda also on another pc.  Avira is supposed to be very good also so maybe you have other issues.  To get rid of Avira-take a look in the Programs list from the Start menu and see if there is an Un-installer included.  And where did you get Avira from, always get it from the Source if possible.  Here is a link to a post here at from one of the great Moderators here.
Here is a quote from
"Permanently disabled network connectivity on one test system.",2817,2425954,00.asp
Gotta go be back soon.
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What is the best free antivirus?

AVG, Avast, Anti-Vir or something else?

Or should I renew and continue to use EZ-Antivirus?

Any openions will be appreciated.

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Can any one suggest best free antivirus other than microsoft security essentials??

A:Free Antivirus

Avast has worked very well for me. Skip all the add-on stuff and stay with the basic protection to limit pop-ups.
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Guys, I think its McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010. I just find these free Internet Security Software and Utilities Programs after rebate, including McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2010, 3 Users
, McAfee Total Protection 2010, 1 User and Norton Utilities. Avira is good as well. What do y'all think

A:Which is the Best Free Antivirus?

Definitely Avira!
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hello everybody, i believe the best free antivirus is fortinet free or named forticlient antivirus,
it's completely free and has better dedection rates and much lower false positive than most paid antiviruses !

i believe everybody should try it
here is the link :

Free AntiVirus & Anti-Rootkit & Anti-Malware | Free Web Filtering | Free VPN | Free IPSec | Free FortiClient

A:The best free antivirus is here !

I've used it for years now on my old pc, and apart from the lack of a zero-day component, it is an very underrated product in my opinion. It's also very light on resources.
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i need the best free / premium softwares to to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space


A:need Free Tools to Shred Files and Wipe Free Disk Space

Here's a couple:[email protected] KillDiskNot sure about KillDisk, but Eraser has the option to be run in the Shell Menu, so you can right-click and select Erase, instead of Delete.
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Hi all!

What do you think I should use as a second opinion scanner?

Until now I use ESET + MBAM. I never used EMSISOFT but I always hear good things about it

A:EMSISOFT Anti-Malware free or MBAM Free as a second opinion scanner

Why not both using MBAM and Emsisoft Emergency Kit? On demand scanners should help you to track down potential infections as possible with various tools available.

Emsisoft AM is a full blown AV but it can be experimental on other security products as combination just use at your own risk as possible.
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Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.

A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?
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2 things im looking for here. does anyone know of a free antivirus program that would run on windows 2000 server? and any recommendations on a free typing program that allows you to type full paragraphs? or if maybe there is a good typing program thats worth buying?

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Hi, all!
With interest I have read the Emsisoft Blog article about free anti-virus vendors that bundle PUPs with them. Here, 7 out of 8 tested free antivirus suites bundle with PUPs. A bit further down the article, an important fact is stated, and I quote:

...Bitdefender Free is one of the only clean antivirus vendors that does not come with any PUPs.

I therefore would like to know: Which more free anti-virus suites than Bitdefender Free do not bundle PUPs?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Most free anti-virus suites now bundle PUPs except Bitdefender Free?

Well, Emsisoft Anti-Malware offers a 30 days trial of their program and doesn't bundle PUPs. Emsisoft doesn't bundle any PUPs at all in fact.