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Windows 7: Best FREE AV out there?

27 Dec 2009   #1
Kevlar

Windows 7 Ultimate RC Build 7100
 
 
Best FREE AV out there?

I am looking for a free AV software for my Win7 pc and I was wondering what free anti virus software you guys would recommend. Please provide reasons.

Thanks in advance


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27 Dec 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I have been using the Free version of AVG

I'm sure you will get a lot of good answers here
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27 Dec 2009   #3
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Comodo Inetrnet Security

Comodo Internet Security is the best free security software there is in my opinion.
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27 Dec 2009   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

There are lots of open threads on this topic. you'll get different answers from different users.
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28 Dec 2009   #5
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
I am looking for a free AV software for my Win7 pc and I was wondering what free anti virus software you guys would recommend. Please provide reasons.

Thanks in advance
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Since you mentioned AV specifically:

Panda Cloud Antivirus
AVG Free Antivirus
Avast Free Home Edition 5

You can read detailed reviews on pcmag.com as well as comments from users here and at wilderssecurity.com. Note that Avast 5 is nearing the end of the beta phase and v1.0 should be released soon. I'm using a paid solution at the moment, but if I needed a free AV I would try Avast or Panda.

Edit:

I tried Microsoft Security Essentials when it was in beta. Updates for it are tied to Windows Update and that didn't seem to work well at the time (which is why I didn't put it on my list). If updating works reliably now then it could be a good choice as well. Others can chime in about MSE
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28 Dec 2009   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The one that makes you happy. Yes, a bit of fun, but its true. There will be many different opinions. A lot of people think that MSE is best, and I agree. Its free, works well, small footprint and made just for windows. The choice is yours.
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28 Dec 2009   #7
Kevlar

Windows 7 Ultimate RC Build 7100
 
 

I think Ill try MSE for now. Thanks for the advice guys and i will post back later today on how it goes.
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28 Dec 2009   #8
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevlar View Post
I think Ill try MSE for now. Thanks for the advice guys and i will post back later today on how it goes.
Add Malaware for extra security!
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28 Dec 2009   #9
MyWin7

 

MSE - free and light!
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