Definitive Best FREE Antivirus 2018

Definitive Best FREE Antivirus 2018  

48 members have voted

  1. 1. Which do you choose?

    • 360 Total Security
      0
    • Ad-Aware
      0
    • Avast!
      7
    • AVG AntiVirus
      2
    • Avira
      3
    • Baidu Antivirus
      0
    • BitDefender
      4
    • ClamWin/ClamAV
      1
    • Comodo Anti-Virus/Internet Security
      1
    • Dr. Web Cureit!
      0
    • Panda Cloud Antivirus
      0
    • Malwarebytes
      4
    • Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender
      12
    • SecureAPlus
      1
    • Sophos Virus Removal Tool
      1
    • Tencent PC Manager
      0
    • ZoneAlarm Free
      0
    • Kaspersky Free
      6
    • Other (please specify below)
      0


Recommended Posts

Andrew    2,773

It's a new year, and so we have a new poll for Definitive Best Free Antivirus.
 
The 2017 thread can be found here.
 
This is a poll for best FREE antivirus software. There is a separate thread for PAID antivirus software here.
 
If your choice of free antivirus software is not listed, please choose Other and specify in the comments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bikeman25    36

Currently using Avast 17.9.2322,  Thinking at this point will stick with it, though almost did consider using Defender, but not positive i trust it as yet

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
PGHammer    352

If it runs Windows, it runs Defender - and the only hardware that does NOT run Defender is my phone because the phone runs Android.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Mando    4,744
14 hours ago, PGHammer said:

If it runs Windows, it runs Defender - and the only hardware that does NOT run Defender is my phone because the phone runs Android.

tbh on W10, Defenders better than pretty much all Free Av (and a lot o paid for to boot)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spaceship9876    106

Is it not possible to put the list in alphabetic order?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Xenon    1,006

I'm actually surprised by the high number of people using Kaspersky Free (so far in the poll). With the scandal going on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell    5,539

Windows Defender as the the real-time protection, Malwarebytes Antimalware as the second opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Mando    4,744
35 minutes ago, DConnell said:

Windows Defender as the the real-time protection, Malwarebytes Antimalware as the second opinion.

tbh never been a fan of malware bytes products for my own use.

 

Webroot SA and Ransom Free  https://ransomfree.cybereason.com/ FTW!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DConnell    5,539
Just now, Mando said:

tbh never been a fan of malware bytes products for my own use.

 

Webroot SA and Ransom Free  https://ransomfree.cybereason.com/ FTW!

Looks like I have a new security tool to evaluate!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
+Mando    4,744
4 minutes ago, DConnell said:

Looks like I have a new security tool to evaluate!

its very good to run monitoring SANS etc from your endpoint client, supports NFS vols & CIFs. Its also free for commercial use.

 

say what you like, but some of the best security companies and security products are pouring out of Israel currently ;) Big fan of Checkpoint UTMS and their Blade firewalls.

 

lays honeytrap directories/files on root of the Os drive and also monitors shares.

 

https://www.cybereason.com/how-it-works?utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cybereason.com%2F%3Futm_source%3Dcybereason%26utm_medium%3Dabout-us-page%26utm_campaign%3Dransomware-tool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
oldtimefighter    3,066

AV software has become so intrusive and generally creepy over the last couple years so I just use Windows Defender these days (again) with an ad-blocker and no Java or standalone Flash installed. I have used Malwarebytes as a second opinion/standalone scanner in the past but... I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my PC so will be watching this thread for maybe a different solution for that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rippleman    2,941
17 hours ago, PGHammer said:

If it runs Windows, it runs Defender - and the only hardware that does NOT run Defender is my phone because the phone runs Android.

Since closing down the computer store over 3 years ago, Malwarebytes is still the go-to solution that I use now for computer cleaning needs for friends and family who get into trouble. I also must add the machines that malwarevytes has to go clean all have windows defneder, and/or norton, avg, avast, 360TS, etc... When people see how much the other guys let through, they stop using them on the very same day.  I just don't know why everyone just doesn't Malwarebytes. After I service their machine, they do. :) 

Edited by Rippleman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cork1958    1,180

I prefer Bitdefender here, if I choose to use an AV, and use Malwarebytes as secondary scanner.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.