Best Free Antivirus software ?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by tea777, May 23, 2015.

  1. tea777

    tea777 MDL Novice

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    First of all, I hope this is okay and I'm not breaking any rule.

    I would like to have your help which free Antivirus you recommend ? Now I'm using Avast but I'm not sure that is that good.

    As far as I know there is Avast, AVG, Avira and Panda, Which one you is recommended by you? and Why ?
     
  2. LM3

    LM3 MDL Junior Member

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    I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a couple of years. Easy updates and it seems to do a good job.
     
  3. oliverjia

    oliverjia MDL Addicted

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    if only look at the detection rate, Avira takes the lead, which is what I am using now.
     
  4. tea777

    tea777 MDL Novice

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    and Hows the performance ? When I used Panda I think it's slowed down my computer a little bit, So hows Avira ?

    First time hear about this antivirus,In your experience, Hows the detection rate on this software and the performance ?
     
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    This is why I told you to test them by yourself. Someone's machine performs good with X A/V but your machine, maybe.
     
  6. tea777

    tea777 MDL Novice

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    Mr.X, You convinced me, I will try Avira :cool: and Will come back with my result if anyone wants..
     
  7. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Why don't you search applications section there are lots of antivirus Polls
     
  8. akautsar

    akautsar MDL Novice

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    My Opinion is, as long as you update virus definition, it should be okay.
     
  9. mdlogin01

    mdlogin01 MDL Novice

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    thanks for the post and links. it's been useful.
     
  10. kakaran

    kakaran MDL Novice

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    Best free antivirus software ??? i think it's Comodo :p
     
  11. Atenza

    Atenza MDL Novice

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    I use Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows Vista and 7, as it was built-in on Windows 8 & 10 (Windows Defender).
    For XP, I would like to use Avira. Comodo is really great, but not easy to setting.
     
  12. John Sutherland

    John Sutherland MDL Senior Member

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    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  13. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Don't use an antivirus, just stop going to questionable software sites and stop watching pron just get a woman.
     
  14. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    And what about legit and well-known clean sites but suddenly compromised now injecting through your browser the most nasty malware? :D
    Or what about browsing a clean trustworthy site and accidentally click a link to a compromised site or nasty on purpose site?
    I'm with you, A/V is snake oil but Sandboxie. Sandboxie really works and protects.
     
  15. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    I just use Chrome (sand boxed) no AV, not infected. I use Malwarebytes and scan memory once a week no real time scanner. Use online scan once a month. You can keep Stinger as a backup.
     
  16. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Firefox, Opera, Cyberfox, etc. have no built-in sandbox. Not everyone uses Chrome which btw its sandbox is targeted and already bypassed by attackers. On the other hand, Sandboxie protect Internet facing apps other than browsers. In short Sandboxie is a must have, imho. :)
     
  17. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Are you a spokesman for sandboxie, it's ok except it causes slowdown on some software ?There are other ways you can go about it like browsing in a vm with a non persistent disk.