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post #1 of 19
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Hi im using windows 7 home premium 64bit. ive been using microsoft security essentials all these while. but is there any bettter "free" antivirus software out there ? like microsoft security essentials?
post #2 of 19
Well I dont know about this tongue.gif but from my experience "free" antivirus, actually give you free virus hahaha.

Now I have used a free software from time to time called "adwcleaner" which is pretty good removing adwares thumb.gif

but other than that who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, maybe someone over here rolleyes.gif

cheers.gif
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post #3 of 19
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Originally Posted by josepi View Post

Well I dont know about this tongue.gif but from my experience "free" antivirus, actually give you free virus hahaha.

Now I have used a free software from time to time called "adwcleaner" which is pretty good removing adwares thumb.gif

but other than that who knows ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, maybe someone over here rolleyes.gif

cheers.gif
yah i heard bit dfender and malware bytes are awesome
post #4 of 19
Anything on ninite.com can be trusted.
I installed avast once...said I was good so I uninstalled it. smile.gif
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I use Avast on my desktop, laptop, and smartphone
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I use Panda 2016 Free on my machines, works like it should.

PCMAG Review.
    
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post #7 of 19
Avira is my go-to free AV to install on relatives' and friends' machines.
    
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post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DrockinWV View Post

I use Avast on my desktop, laptop, and smartphone

Quote:
Originally Posted by white owl View Post

Anything on ninite.com can be trusted.
I installed avast once...said I was good so I uninstalled it. smile.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redzo View Post

I use Panda 2016 Free on my machines, works like it should.

PCMAG Review.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phreec View Post

Avira is my go-to free AV to install on relatives' and friends' machines.
none of you prefer bitdefender and malware bytes?
what are your thoughts on using both of it?
post #9 of 19
Bitdefender is good, I used it. I didn't like the interface.
I use malwarebytes for on-demand scanning. Panda for Real-Time protection.
I deep scan every week, with quick scans going off when I feel like it.
    
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by white owl View Post

Anything on ninite.com can be trusted.
I installed avast once...said I was good so I uninstalled it. smile.gif
in a seperate questions. is there anything like Ninite.com but for drivers. i spent more time looking for driver updates.lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redzo View Post

Bitdefender is good, I used it. I didn't like the interface.
I use malwarebytes for on-demand scanning. Panda for Real-Time protection.
I deep scan every week, with quick scans going off when I feel like it.
i enjoy lightweight AV. is panda more lightweight than Bitdefender?
is there a way to set malware bytes to scan with a schedule?
or is more recommended to do it manually? though i prefer schedule, i could set both Bitdefender and malware bytes different timing?
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