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Windows 7: What the best free antivirus for windows 7?

26 Dec 2009   #11
mkhuda

Windows 7 Ultimate Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Here we go again... An open door for everyone to vote for their favorite freebie!

The question was, "what is the best?". The real answer is "Personal Preference"... I replied with MSE because of it popularity here, of course Avast is just as popular.

So just pick one, test, and test another if you're not happy with your results.



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26 Dec 2009   #12
damas7

windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits
 
 

Eset Smart Security 4 64 bits
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26 Dec 2009   #13
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by damas7 View Post
Eset Smart Security 4 64 bits
The title of the thread is "What the best free antivirus for windows 7?"
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26 Dec 2009   #14
BWK

 

I have a couple of freebies that you should have.... They are among the best and if your a resource monitoring enthusiast then they are really good picks due to light foot prints. And they are all compatible with each other.

Prevx - PC and Internet Security for Home & Families, Businesses, Enterprises, Banks, Financial, eCommerce, and their customers.
Malwarebytes.org

and of course not free but very well worth it is
ESET - Antivirus Software with Spyware and Malware Protection
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4



All of these on my pc and it does nothing to decrease performance of the machine.
And of course I support Firefox over IE and all the security add ons that you can obtain from their site is also a good idea ....
Firefox Browser | Free ways to customize your Internet
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26 Dec 2009   #15
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Best and Free: Avast 5 anti virus.
Dinesh is right. Avast is much lighter, much more protection and FREE
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27 Dec 2009   #16
Firebat

Windows 7 (64-Bit)
 
 

Yeah, I'm trying this Microsoft Security Essentials. So hopefully, yay, and it's free.
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27 Dec 2009   #17
lior

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Just out of curiosity, how often do Microsoft update MSE? I read on some forums that definition updates are not as quick as other vendors. I'm currently using Avast! home edition and sometimes it updates automatically a few times a day. Does MSE scan email as well? I never had any issues with Avast! but I'm tempted to try MSE.
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22 Jan 2010   #18
greens6x

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
Here we go again... An open door for everyone to vote for their favorite freebie!

The question was, "what is the best?". The real answer is "Personal Preference"... I replied with MSE because of it popularity here, of course Avast is just as popular.

So just pick one, test, and test another if you're not happy with your results.
Get MSE and AVAST... it works...
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