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Best FREE antivirus for Win10.

Q: Best FREE antivirus for Win10.

Anyone know if there is a 'best' one?

I'm currently using Avast on my Win7 PC, wife bought a laptop almost a month ago that came with Win10 pre installed and McAfee, the 30 day free trial is almost up.

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A: Best FREE antivirus for Win10.

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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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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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A:who and why is anyone going for the free Win10 upgrade ?

Lots of Windows 10 news here ... Windows 10 News - Windows 10 Forums
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A:Free Win10 upgrade

I know someone with a Vista (Business) PC and he received a free upgrade notice to Win10. Is this correct and if so does it just mean that the OS will be installed without saving apps and files?Click to expand...

The free upgrade applies to qualified computers that are running Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1.

It does NOT apply to computers that are running Windows Vista.

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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:Free win10 upgrade, MS now getting pushy about it.

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A:What is the best Free & Pay Video editing programs for Win10?

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A:is the free win10 upgrade transferable to another owner?

That's actually very interesting because historically and even when I had my stint on Windows 10, the license is tied to the machine, not the user. What I would do is reset those laptops and set them up with a local account and see if the activation status is an issue.
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Someone else might think of a way but the answer is no. You can't get a free upgrade after 7/29.
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A:BEST FREE antivirus? And best free password manager???

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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).
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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.
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A:Free Antivirus vs Paid Antivirus

Sometimes, the better AV programs are free. I have comodo and it is a free, life-time license and it is almost perfect for me. I suggest free AV programs to everyone that i know. I also suggest that you get some free AS and AM programs as well.
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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

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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

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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.

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probably didnt post this to the right section sorry

A:Best Free Antivirus

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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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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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A:free antivirus!!

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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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* Both just installed.

Now, I switched to Rising AntivirusFree.

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tis link has some users opinions of the product

i use it and its pretty good for a free program

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:What is the Best Free Antivirus?

Avast Free:

I hope we will not get into this topic all over again.
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To be short in answer: N O ! /// free AVG has no selection options for area scanning etc.
Or u have to buy the pro version or simply have to look out for another AVI.
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A:Best free antivirus?

Sorry, I meant Microsoft Security Essentials
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A:Best Free Antivirus

Hello powdermnky007,My personal favourite is Antivir It is fast and has a great detection rates.
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A:free antivirus

Sure, there are these to choose from:
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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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A:what is the best free antivirus?

2 popular ones are



Only pick 1 though
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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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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
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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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A:Free antivirus

AVG Free and Avast 4 Home are both good.
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A:Which is the Best Free Antivirus?

Definitely Avira!
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A:Best Free Antivirus

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tis link has some users opinions of the product

i use it and its pretty good for a free program

A:free antivirus (not avg)

Please don't post the same thing in more than one forum.
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Is there any free edition Antivirus that can be download online?

A:Free AntiVirus

MSE - Microsoft Security Essentials

The best! Used by many SevenForum contributors.
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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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A:What are 3 free must-have antivirus programs?

You only want one AV on a system

Explain your problem further

Is the case of the PC clean - are the fans running

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A:Best Free Antivirus Programme

For W7 I used Avast. Now ,on W10 I use MS Discovery- seem good.
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A:Great free antivirus

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Good day folks.

Any working (and free) Anti-Virus for W8?

With the default Windows Defender in place, it's just painfully slow to install any software in W8 CP. The initial check will at least take several seconds before the actual installation starts. (msi installations are OK presumably because MS got all their IDs and pre-OK them).

Even copying a 15KB gif file took it more than 10 seconds to check before the actual copying started. And I was copying from a folder in d: to another folder in d:, not even the "sensitive" C partition was involved! (I know it was Defender slowing things down from checking out the process viewer).

The free Avira did not work on my W8 developer preview, and AFAIK MS SE is not yet ready for W8 either.

So would be happy to know a decent replacement for Defender.


A:Any working (and free) AntiVirus for W8 CP?

Hi there
YES MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) installs --works fine and is COMPLETELY free small and fast. Takes minimal resources too and has frequent virus / spyware definition updates too. Other 3rd party AV software won't have the "innards" of W8 yet for some time -- their AV facilities will be based on how they still do it in W7.

Not sure why YOUR software installs are painfully slow. All of mine are fine.

I installed the ENTIRE CS5.5 Adobe suite with ALL of its updates in around 30 mins on a tiny netbook -- this was in fact QUICKER than the same software installed on W7 on a much more powerful machine.

MS Office pro installed in about 5 mins.

Can't see what the problem is with installs !!.

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