View Poll Results: Which free antivirus will you prefer?

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  • Windows Defender

    97 61.78%
  • Avast

    26 16.56%
  • Avira

    5 3.18%
  • Anything else (mention please)

    29 18.47%
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  1.    25 Dec 2014 #111

    But AVG is one of the most popular free ones, should get its own entry
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  2.    25 Dec 2014 #112
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,164
    W10 Insider + Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    But AVG is one of the most popular free ones, should get its own entry
    Yes I know, using it on both, W8.1 and W10TP. Got rid of Avast since their recent screw ups.
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  3.    11 Jan 2015 #113
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    England
    Posts : 944
    Windows IP 17017

    I have switched to Panda Security from today, I like their Rescue kit and advanced feature of Cloud cleaning.
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  4.    12 Jan 2015 #114
    Join Date : Dec 2014
    Pretoria, South Africa
    Posts : 25
    Win 10 Beta and Windows 7

    Avira works quite well this side, so I guess I'll be sticking to Avira.
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  5.    25 Jan 2015 #115
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Central Florida
    Posts : 340
    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    AVG 2015 FREE!

    It keeps me and my hundreds of customers completely free of viruses, and we all love the daily updates and scans without user intervention. It also checks email, incoming and outgoing, and examines every file that's opened in the PC.

    But, no one program can keep any PC 100% free of malware. It takes a package of Security Software, from different vendors, looking for different things, to really be safe.

    Just some of the other programs I use:
    Spybot Search & Destroy, ver 1.xxxx
    Spyware Blaster
    Super Anti-Spyware
    Malware Bytes
    Trojan Hunter (not free)

    Be safe!
    TechnoMage
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  6.    27 Jan 2015 #116

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    AVG 2015 FREE!

    It keeps me and my hundreds of customers completely free of viruses, and we all love the daily updates and scans without user intervention. It also checks email, incoming and outgoing, and examines every file that's opened in the PC.

    But, no one program can keep any PC 100% free of malware. It takes a package of Security Software, from different vendors, looking for different things, to really be safe.

    Just some of the other programs I use:
    Spybot Search & Destroy, ver 1.xxxx
    Spyware Blaster
    Super Anti-Spyware
    Malware Bytes
    Trojan Hunter (not free)

    Be safe!
    TechnoMage
    Why would you want it -- Windows has all the AV stuff already built in - and on kernels regularly being changed there's about 100% probability this stuff won't work anyway in the next release.

    AV software from 3rd parties has passed its sell by date --totally un-necessary and redundant these days -- in any case these programs aren't much use against PUPS (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which can pose as 100% legitimate windows programs.

    Safer by far - USE COMMON SENSE when visiting websites / downloading stuff / accessing email. Use Firewall to block all ports and access to Internet services by anything other than clearly defined applications and keep Windows defender up to date.

    When downloading avoid those forests of green arrows which usually hide the REAL download you want - so careful before you click and UNCHECK all special offers / toolbars / registry cleaners etc. Also NEVER use 3rd party "installers" unless you know exactly where they come from.

    All the other packages just load the system AND ARE A WASTE OF TIME. (Windows 7 still needs AV software but from W8 onwards the built in system is fine).

    These days also Scamming is far more profitable and no software can prevent you being scammed if you don't take care. I've said it before and I'll say it again - the best protection is YOU THE USER.

    Malware is also misunderstood concept - malware might pose as a perfectly legitimate program or a PUP. what does the AV software do then - it hasn't a cat's chance in hell of finding it until it's probably too late anyway. !!! By taking CARE and ensuring the Firewall is properly configured this stuff won't get on to your system in the first place.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    27 Jan 2015 #117
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Warren, MI
    Posts : 248
    W10 Pro/W7 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    AVG 2015 FREE!

    It keeps me and my hundreds of customers completely free of viruses, and we all love the daily updates and scans without user intervention. It also checks email, incoming and outgoing, and examines every file that's opened in the PC.

    But, no one program can keep any PC 100% free of malware. It takes a package of Security Software, from different vendors, looking for different things, to really be safe.

    Just some of the other programs I use:
    Spybot Search & Destroy, ver 1.xxxx
    Spyware Blaster
    Super Anti-Spyware
    Malware Bytes
    Trojan Hunter (not free)

    Be safe!
    TechnoMage
    Why would you want it -- Windows has all the AV stuff already built in - and on kernels regularly being changed there's about 100% probability this stuff won't work anyway in the next release.

    AV software from 3rd parties has passed its sell by date --totally un-necessary and redundant these days -- in any case these programs aren't much use against PUPS (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which can pose as 100% legitimate windows programs.

    Safer by far - USE COMMON SENSE when visiting websites / downloading stuff / accessing email. Use Firewall to block all ports and access to Internet services by anything other than clearly defined applications and keep Windows defender up to date.

    When downloading avoid those forests of green arrows which usually hide the REAL download you want - so careful before you click and UNCHECK all special offers / toolbars / registry cleaners etc. Also NEVER use 3rd party "installers" unless you know exactly where they come from.

    All the other packages just load the system AND ARE A WASTE OF TIME. (Windows 7 still needs AV software but from W8 onwards the built in system is fine).

    These days also Scamming is far more profitable and no software can prevent you being scammed if you don't take care. I've said it before and I'll say it again - the best protection is YOU THE USER.

    Malware is also misunderstood concept - malware might pose as a perfectly legitimate program or a PUP. what does the AV software do then - it hasn't a cat's chance in hell of finding it until it's probably too late anyway. !!! By taking CARE and ensuring the Firewall is properly configured this stuff won't get on to your system in the first place.


    Cheers
    jimbo
    Because they may have had MS Defender allow malware to install like I did which I "probably" mentioned somewhere above.
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  8.    27 Jan 2015 #118
    Join Date : Mar 2014
    Wyandotte, MI
    Posts : 108
    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by Arc View Post
    WD+MBAM FTW!
    I agree 100%
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  9.    27 Jan 2015 #119
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 9,231
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Superantispyware does a good job on pups and tracking cookies, if you can tolerate their ads to get you to pay for it.
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  10.    02 Feb 2015 #120
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 26
    windows 10 64 bit

    Been using Avira, haven't had any issues with it at all and it's pretty light on my system and does its job. I keep a free version of Malwarebytes and run AdwCleaner for more stuborn infections.
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