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

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#31 Pupik

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:29

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

MSE does have that option :huh:


#32 keith.pinion

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 16:00

MSE sucks i don't know why so many people like it. Seriously Bitdefender Free is awesome. I also like Panda Cloud which has no votes??

#33 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 16:06

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


There already is one!

Left click file > Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials. Simple!

#34 Chris Kop

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 21:20

I'm talking about windows defender in WINDOWS 8, i'd love to see the icon in the taskbar and a right click option

#35 bikeman25

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:31

Windows Eight Forums has a registry tweak that you can add that will enable a right click context Menu for Windows Defender in Windows 8, used it myself a while back, no apparent side effects so far

http://www.eightforu...indows-8-a.html

Hope this is helpful to folks

#36 stopbitching

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 00:46

MSE is worst crap ever, it fails in every test..
http://www.virusbtn....-Feb13-1200.jpg
http://www.mrg-effit...h-test-results/
http://www.av-test.o...-7/novdec-2012/

#37 Javik

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 00:58

Avast for me. Thankfully I managed to reason my friends at Affordable Computer Services out of a mass migration to MSE. Though i'd buy a Kaspersky subscription if I could afford it.

#38 seta-san

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:18

what is a good free anti virus?


windows 7 or 8

no anti-virus can fix a broken OS like XP.

#39 Pupik

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:04

windows 7 or 8

no anti-virus can fix a broken OS like XP.

What made you think he's using XP?

#40 JP6641

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:45

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (+) AVAST Antivirus (+) Spyware Blaster (=) Best Antivirus Combo Ever.

I've been malware free, virus free, and pop up free for going on 6 years now with this combo.

They are all totally pro active and hands down just awesome at what they do.

I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a free alternatve to security in cyberspace. :)

#41 68k

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:07

I use and recommend Avira. It's light on system resources, and has a good detection rate. I have been using it for about four years now.

I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware installed.

I uninstall Norton when I see it on people's machine's and replace it with Avira. The majority of people who have come to me with problems had not renew/purchase a Norton updates subscription after their free OEM subscription had expired (because they didn't want to pay for updates, and thought they would be safe regardless)!

#42 JP6641

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:03

Please add Avast Anitvirus to the poll, its really good. :)

#43 Gotenks98

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:32

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.

You dont want mcafee, it blocks the windows updates which overtime can possibly get you a virus later. Besides why would you want to install something thats going to give you a 20% performance hit right off the bat?

MSE is worst crap ever, it fails in every test..
http://www.virusbtn....-Feb13-1200.jpg
http://www.mrg-effit...h-test-results/
http://www.av-test.o...-7/novdec-2012/

I call shananigans on all of those tests. I work for a university and we rarely see anyone come in with a virus once we install MSE and the system is fully patched. Now those other AVs with being fully patched thats a different story all together.

#44 Auditor

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 21:34

Comodo all the way

#45 +bman

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:49

Windows Eight Forums has a registry tweak that you can add that will enable a right click context Menu for Windows Defender in Windows 8, used it myself a while back, no apparent side effects so far

http://www.eightforu...indows-8-a.html

Hope this is helpful to folks


Anyone know if they are going to update this in 8.1? So stupid that they did that. Talking about no context menu by default.