Best free antivirus software

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  1. gordoncbrown

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    Hi, staying at the outlaws and just been asked to install anti virus software. What's the best one to install currently that's free?:Smile:
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    Avast! :thumb:
     
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    If they have windows try Microsoft security essentials. It isn't perfect but it is easy to setup to do automatic scans every day or whenever you want. After my PC got a nasty bug I have it set to do a full scan daily.
     
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    Just google AVG free! Really good!
     
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    AVG free for me too. Have been using it for getting on for 10 years on laptops. Now also use it on Android phone and tablet
     
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    I used to use AVG (which is good) but prefer Avast now.
     
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    Avira!
     
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    I have found AVG to be deeply invasive......I much prefer Microsoft Essentials
    Combined with the free Malawarebytes.

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    If you are on windows then security essentials would be good enough really....well it should be really shouldn't it, but I have also used AVG for free for years, just don't be fooled into moving up to the one you pay for, which is more for offices etc.
     
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    AVG we have it on two desk tops and two laptops, used it since 2000,free version, also Spybot,
     
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    Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials. Never had any virus issues since installing it. Uses very little system resources, and just does it's job in the background.

    AVG used to be very good, but is very resource hungry.
     
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    i have been using pandacloud for the last couple of years. really light on your system and seems to do the job.
     
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    Used AVG for years but had a problem a couple of years back (can't recall what it was) and moved to MSE (Windows Defender on a Windows 8 machine) and haven't had any problems.

    I also have Malwarebytes installed in case of problems but can't remember last time I ran it.
     
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