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Windows 7: Best free antivirus

19 Sep 2010   #1
saeen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Best free antivirus

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 ?


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19 Sep 2010   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

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

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Hope it helps


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19 Sep 2010   #3
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saeen View Post
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 ?
AVG is bloated with popup ADs
Replace it with MSE or Avast free
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19 Sep 2010   #4
saeen

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks
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19 Sep 2010   #5
windows7theme

Windows 7
 
 

Microsoft Security Essentials without a tinge of doubt. Just make sure you are using a Genuine copy of Windows and it is the best free AV available. MSE is detecting virus and malware which even paid versions of other software are not able to detect for me. I regularly update the virus and spyware definitions and that might have helped.
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19 Sep 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Another very strong vote for Microsoft Security Essentials. This is the ONLY av I recommend. It's free, excellent, auto-updating, small footprint, non-intrusive, doesn't drag your computer performance.
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21 Sep 2010   #7
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Plus I'd like to recommend a cloud antivirus like Threatfire. along with Avast/MSE, if you're on the net for long durations.
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21 Sep 2010   #8
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I have been using AVG Free for years although i might give MSE ago from the above posts

Although, to be fair, i have not had any issues with AVG.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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21 Sep 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Please refer to this sticky ... What's the Best Anti-virus?
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21 Sep 2010   #10
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Another vote for MSE. It's light weight, runs in the background without bogging things down, and it won the prestigious VB100 award last month.

Microsoft Security Essentials Earns August VB100 certification
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