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Best Antivirus For Free

2019-03-16, 17:59 PM

Hey so my mcafee subscription is ending soon and was wondering what options do I have in terms of anitivirus softwares.

This Toms Guide link is great but still I am confused what to use.

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Re: Best Antivirus For Free

2019-03-16, 18:56 PM

Hello, 

Welcome to the Security and Malware Discussion Board.

Regarding the article that you referred to, I think this sums it up: "Both Kaspersky's and Bitdefender's products offer only the basics. If you want features such as a password manager or a hardened web browser, normally found in midpriced paid antivirus suites, then Avast Free Antivirus might be for you. But its malware protection isn't as good as the top two and its performance impact is heavier."

 

For people who want free security software, I usually recommend a layered approach by free products:

1. Windows Defender is already residing on Windows 8-10 and if enabled offers anti-virus/anti-malware protection.

2. Add to that Malwarebytes.  The free Premium trial reverts to a free version after 14 days. Both Defender and MBAM are compatible and work well together, although the paid Premium version of Malwarebytes provides more features.

3.To that combination, I add a free password manager. I use KeePass

 

I hope this helps.






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Re: Best Antivirus For Free

2019-04-05, 17:37 PM

I'm using NOD32 - it's great in fighting against viruses but I agree: to remove spyware and malware you need some other special programs. 

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2019-08-20, 19:20 PM

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Re: Best Antivirus For Free

2019-08-25, 17:58 PM

Our top antivirus security software choices to help keep your computer safe from Trojan, adware, malware, spyware, rootkits, and ransomware. The best antivirus software is something which provides a better performance, use low disk space, have a strong virus detection engine, advance level of infection submission feature and works on the way that it does not slow down the device performance.

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Re: Best Antivirus For Free

2019-12-03, 16:27 PM

The best FREE antivirus is windows defender. It's going to be there anyhow, so you might as well get the most out of the resources that it will use regardless of whether you install another antivirus or not without extensive procedures to nullify it. Plus, it does just as good of a job as any other free antivirus.

Malware is a different story. Viruses and malware are totally different things, requiring different applications and definitions for protection. Some paid applications do both, but usually not as well as ones specifically designed for that. The best free combination I've found is using Windows defender for virus protection, which is a no brainer anyhow since there are VERY few actual "viruses" in the wild anymore, and Malwarebytes or Spybot search and destroy free versions for malware.

None of the free malware scanners that I'm aware of have real time protection though. They will scan and remove malware doing a manual search but do not actively protect against intrusions or malicious software. MAYBE Bitdefender, for free real time, but if you have issues with that software than obviously this is not an option for you. Spybot home version has real time protection and is extremely cheap for a one year license.

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Re:Best Antivirus For Free

2020-06-14, 22:18 PM
& if ur'e I running Windows 7 I recommend Windows Live Security.
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2020-06-14, 22:25 PM
I can't remember the exact name of it however it mày also b known as Microsoft Security Live.
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2020-06-14, 22:35 PM
It's actually called Microsoft Security Essentials.
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Re:Best Antivirus For Laptop Lenovo

2020-06-24, 1:45 AM
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