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B.J. September 16 2013 04:46 PM

Free Antivirus?
The prepaid-for antivirus on my Windows 7 machine just ran out, so I was wondering if anyone knew what the current field of free antivirus software looks like today? I've used AVG and Avast in the past, but I know that the top performers in the field can change pretty often, so I'd appreciate some up-to-date advice.

AntonyF September 16 2013 05:10 PM

Re: Free Antivirus?
Avast is my recommendation.

Tom September 16 2013 05:21 PM

Re: Free Antivirus?
Microsoft has Security Essentials that is free.

Tiberius September 17 2013 12:20 AM

Re: Free Antivirus?
I use avast on my laptop and my phone.

J. Allen September 17 2013 12:41 AM

Re: Free Antivirus?
I highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. It's lightweight, effective, and integrates into your Windows OS without any fuss.

CorporalClegg September 17 2013 01:26 AM

Re: Free Antivirus?
MSE is fine for Windows 7/8. But I would use Avast for Vista or Xp--there's been known problems with MSE upadater on the older OS.

Avast is ever-so-slightly more secure, but you're also going to get more false positives with it.

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