Quote: Originally Posted by Vinny
Great forum guys...! And coming to my question as we all know there are many free av's availabe..i cant afford to get a paid version for my desktop..so guys can you tell me amongst the available free av's which is best(for Windows 7 or does it matter which os i have)...? Avast or avira...or any other...? And which other security softwares can be accompanied with the av program...
As you already have read, choosing an AV is very subjective. It depends on many variables. I won't bore you by repeating what others already had said.
I'll just tell you what I use....
For " real time " protection ; I use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).
For " on demand " protection, I use Malwarebytes. I used to have Spybot Search & Destroy in my Vista machine, but not in this new Windows 7.
What is " real time " protection ?
The security program turns on and running automatically
the moment you turn on your computer.
What is " on demand " ?
It does not run until you manually
turn it on for scanning. When it is finished scanning, you exit the program and it shuts down until next time you turn it on.