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Definitive Best *Free* Antivirus 2013

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Poll: Favorite Free Antivirus (521 member(s) have cast votes)

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#16 medhunter

medhunter

    Muslim Emergency physician

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:18

Updated Poll

Thanks!


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


#17 remixedcat

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:29

MSE+Condom

#18 vetJohn S.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:11

threads merged

#19 Athlonite

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    Neowinian Senior

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:14

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

#20 migo

migo

    Neowinian Senior

  • Joined: 02-May 05

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:25

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

#21 medhunter

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    Muslim Emergency physician

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  • OS: Win 7 SP1 Home Premium , Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Xubuntu 13.04
  • Phone: Sony Sola

Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:32

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

#22 Luc2k

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:54

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

#23 sarahmsarah

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43

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..

#24 Marshall

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  • Location: USA
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:58

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

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..


Both added to poll.

#25 Jub Fequois

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  • Location: London, UK
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:24

MSE+Condom

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.

#26 Sub_Zero_Alchemist

Sub_Zero_Alchemist

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  • Location: California, USA
  • OS: Windows 7

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:44

Avast!

#27 ccl0

ccl0

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 00:12

i don't see how people can recommend MSE when it failed the certification test twice in a row http://www.ibtimes.c...rosoft-disputes

#28 +BeerFan

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:52

My ISP, Cox, offers the McAfee Security Suite as a free download. I've always been happy with MSE, but the loss of features in Defender for Windows 8, plus the poor rating it was given by AV-Test have made me want to try other options. I'm going to try McAfee out and see what it's like.

#29 +Brando212

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:55

i don't see how people can recommend MSE when it failed the certification test twice in a row http://www.ibtimes.c...rosoft-disputes

because it's been proven that that test is unrealistic, i think there's even an article about it on neowin's front page

#30 Chris Kop

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:13

i like MSE but i need the option for a right-click scan



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