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Windows 7: Which is the Best Free Anti Virus for Win 7


08 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Which is the Best Free Anti Virus for Win 7

Hi My Anti Virus Provided by Dell for Laptop Inspiron 1440 has expired and I am looking for Light/effective and free anti virus for my Laptop with Win 7. Please suggest.

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08 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vicky View Post
Hi My Anti Virus Provided by Dell for Laptop Inspiron 1440 has expired and I am looking for Light/effective and free anti virus for my Laptop with Win 7. Please suggest.
Vicky hi and welcome

many of us like microsoft security essentials. small footprint low resources. It just works


Ken J+
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08 Jan 2010   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Microsoft Security Esentials... -=> Here
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08 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 X86
 
 

I would prefer Avira as a free antivirus.
i Currently use Eset Smart Security 4 and looks to work fine
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08 Jan 2010   #5

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Definitely Avast for me
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08 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can search this topic and see that it has been discussed to death. While people are usually extremely passionate about their own personal choices, it seems that Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, AVG and Avira all get pretty high marks.

I have been using AVG on my older machines and Microsoft Security Essentials on my Windows 7 machines.
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08 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vicky View Post
Hi My Anti Virus Provided by Dell for Laptop Inspiron 1440 has expired and I am looking for Light/effective and free anti virus for my Laptop with Win 7. Please suggest.
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If you don't mind trying a beta product have a look at the new Avast! 5 beta. Users say it is very stable and very close to feature complete (they're still implementing the behavior shield). You could also try Panda Cloud AV.

As others have mentioned there's no one "best" product - at least not one that everyone can agree on.
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08 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Try MSE and Avast side by side to find the one you like best. ( will work side by side ) I have tested both and would say either or will do the job. GL
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08 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Hi All, thank you very much to all of you for helping me out, really appreciate your suggestions, after reading all of yours comments, for the time being I have decided to go with MSE first. For the AVG I have read on net that their latest version is eating up lot of system resources and system is getting slow, so will start from MSE, any idea correct place to get MSE from?
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08 Jan 2010   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Why go anywhere if you find that it fills your needs??
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