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    Free antivirus scanners for Windows PCs

    Free antivirus scanners for Windows PCs


    Posted: 10 Jan 2015

    Is your system riddled with viruses? Your antivirus program out of date?

    Need a decent but free security program for a loved one who doesn't see the point in paying for protection?

    No one wants malware on their PCs, so antivirus and antimalware scanners are a must, but a quality scanner need not cost the earth. In fact, there are a number of free solutions out there that will help keep your digital empire safe.

    Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.

    Read more: Free antivirus scanners for Windows PCs | ZDNet
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    10 Jan 2015


  1. Posts : 7,710
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
       #1

    Not a very good list,
    Panda is actually the best but not compatible with 10 yet does not cleanly uninstall meaning defender is very difficult to turn back on,
    Otherwise mbam was the only real top 6
    I doubt that will be a valid solo security recommend either unless mbam premium is next to it providing real time protection
    Cheers.
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 22,741
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    I think I'll stick with defender for now. It's worked fine for me with Win8 and Win10 so far.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 630
       #3

    None are great in my opinion, but, I use Defender in conjunction with Malwarebytes (MBAM).

    MBAM is the only one that can run side-by-side with Defender, and have no appreciable conflicts.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 319
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    BunnyJ said:
    I think I'll stick with defender for now. It's worked fine for me with Win8 and Win10 so far.
    I agree, I don't have any important information/data on the drive that I have Win 10 installed on. I'll protect it after I get the OOB version.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #5

    Anybody know about Comodo Cleaning? Does it work for Windows 7?
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #6

    Stupid question time :) How do I actually see the list? I don't have or want a ZDnet account.
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  7. Posts : 1,557
    W10 32 bit, XUbuntu 18.xx 64 bit
       #7

    Ztruker said:
    Stupid question time :) How do I actually see the list? I don't have or want a ZDnet account.
    Ztruker
    It is a little crazy the way they did it. You need click on each thumbnail picture under the big picture.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       #8

    I do believe that the anti virus program companies are waiting for the next W-10 to come out for review.
    They need to see that before writing a bunch of code.

    I will probably still use Defender until it proves it's self to be unsatisfactory.
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 399
    Windows 10 X64
       #9

    Using Defender myself on all computers and like it.

    I disagree that Panda is very good, but can only speak for the free version.

    Had a virus some years ago, in my pst.file and Panda could not remove the record, so the full file was deleted...

    Was the free version...

    But Bitdefender removed the single record with ease.

    Jeff
      My Computer


 

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