Favorite Free Antivirus   211 votes

  1. 1. Your Choice?

    • Ad-Aware
      4
    • Alwil Avast! Free
      41
    • AVG AntiVirus Free
      15
    • Avira Free
      11
    • Beijing Rising Free Anti Virus
      2
    • BitDefender (Free Edition)
      14
    • ClamWin/ClamAV
      4
    • Comodo Anti Virus/Internet Security
      8
    • Emsisoft Anti-Malware (free edition)
      0
    • MalwareBytes Anti Malware (free edition)
      15
    • Microsoft Security Essentials
      85
    • Panda Cloud Antivirus
      3
    • PC Tools (Symantec) Anti Virus Free Edition/ThreatFire
      1
    • Un Threat
      0
    • Other (please specify)
      8

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what is a good free anti virus?

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MSE:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/security-essentials-download

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thank you.I see it has a low price of free LOL

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free and integrated into Windows, if you have windows 8 you already have it though.

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AVG

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MSE

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Avast or Avira, are my preferred free AVs

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Avast is my personal fav. Never been much of a fan of MSE or AVG.

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+1 for MSE :)

Free, plus easily updates at same time during Windows update.

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MSE, unless you're running Win8 in which case it's already there.

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OP is on XP, he should of mentioned this.

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It's a new year, and a new poll for Definitive Best Antivirus. The 2012 thread can be found [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1048483-definitive-best-free-antivirus-2012/"]here[/url].

This is a poll for best [b]Free[/b] antivirus, there is a separate thread for paid antiviruses [url="http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1128434-definitive-best-paid-antivirus-2013/"]here[/url].

Any questions or software that I've missed, please post here and I will update the thread.

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I can't see avira....can you?

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[quote name='medhunter' timestamp='1357178865' post='595429426']
I can't see avira....can you?
[/quote]

Updated Poll

Thanks!

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I picked MSE of course. Malware Bytes is awesome too, but only really good using PRO version with real-time protection, which I use.

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[quote name='Marshall' timestamp='1357179388' post='595429438']
Updated Poll

Thanks!
[/quote]

voted.....Thanks for adding.
I hope I am not the only vote, though

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MSE+Condom

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[i]threads merged[/i]

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MSE it's light on resources and good on stopping/cleaning crap there are better paid anti virus programs but for free you can't go past MSE

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I don't see Ad-Aware Free on the list

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Thank God, someone else voted for avira
My Dell Netbook is happy now

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I'm surprised MSE leads by such a margin considering the thrashing it received a month or so ago.

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Why didn't you mention Unthreat? It's my favorite, that's why I voted for Other. It's free and easy to use and from my experience it's better than many of the above..

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[quote name='migo' timestamp='1357529141' post='595437482']
I don't see Ad-Aware Free on the list
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[quote name='sarahmsarah' timestamp='1357814635' post='595444502']
Why didn't you mention Unthreat? It's my favorite, that's why I voted for Other. It's free and easy to use and from my experience it's better than many of the above..
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Both added to poll.

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[quote name='remixedcat' timestamp='1357194587' post='595429674']
MSE+Condom
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While that's certainly one of the safest approaches, the latter can make the process of user interaction quite displeasing, especially in some usage scenarios.

OT: I ditched MSE for NOD32, but if I was to 'go free' again I'd certainly use MSE.
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