Recommendation on free antivirus

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by riahc3, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    Im looking for a free antivirus to put on a file server. Tried Bitdefender for a bit but the pop ups are very annoying and I even doubt it is actually doing anything.

    What do you recommend?
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    MS Defender if its a win based system. probably least obtrusive I can think of.

    What is the system you are running? hehe
     
  3. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    Windows based file server.
     
  4. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    bitdefender is 1 of the best.
     
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  6. Jay-Voorhees

    Jay-Voorhees MDL Novice

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    Based on Wiki's comparison list, Avast and Bitdefender seems to have the most features available for free license.
     
  7. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    I nags a lot, disables autoscanning if you dont do some crap, etc.

    Too annoying.
     
  8. EFA11

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    Stick with Defender or Symantec Endpoint Protection, and mbam on demand with good firewall rules for your server. Avoid crap made for clients.

    Just my 2 shells.
     
  9. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    Symantec Endpoint Protection has a free version?
     
  10. EFA11

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    #12 EFA11, Aug 10, 2015
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  11. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Senior Member

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    #13 riahc3, Aug 14, 2015
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  13. nodnar

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    okay sid, thanks, will look at av once more against better knowledge.. ;)
     
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  14. nodnar

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    #17 nodnar, Aug 14, 2015
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    uninstalled it before you could say knife. it even asked me if i knew how to ùpgrade`to w 10! as if i want to know!
    i took some time and trouble to explain what is wrong with the stuff, since they asked. no good. not more than 400
    letters allowed. and i needed a hell of a lot more than that.. so; the morale; NOT repeat NOT recommended! just my 2 cents.
    seems the stuff is still running, btw, even after uninstall.. time for a reboot.. ;)

    EDIT:
    winpatrol warned me of new startup, only after i unnistalled and rebooted.. some glass thing.. not on..
     
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  15. monkieknuts

    monkieknuts MDL Novice

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    Been using Total 360 for over a year with no problems, nice & light and uses the Bitdefender engine ;)
     
  16. bitlipire

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    bitdefender free ;)
     
  17. avatarsiz

    avatarsiz MDL Junior Member

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    comodo internet security is alternative 3 in 1 solution free.