FREE PC anti-virus recommendations?

k-4

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So what do you recommend, what do you use and why do you use/recommend/like it?

Im guessing Avast would be the one of choice... If so then why?
 

k-4

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Avast, its just really good. Updates every 3 hours or so.

Uh yes, the updates, you switch on your computer and BAM!!! "AVAST ANTI VIRUS DATABASE HAS BEEN UPDATED !!!!!"

...its like its trying to be a troll...
 

Lycanthrope

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Just plain ol' Windows Defender with MBAM.

Have never needed anything more pronounced and likely never will.
 

CataclysmZA

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AVG Free on my desktop, Windows Defender on my netbook because of memory limits. I've been seeing Bitdefender Free come up really well in a few AV tests and I'm considering trying it out. I'm also considering swapping out AVG for Avira.
 

Viva

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Microsoft security essentials coupled with common sense!
 

Bizkit87

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Comodo Internet Security Free edition. Has everything you could possible need.
 

wolverine_dcp

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I use windows defender and make sure my pc is updated with microsoft update havent had any issues
as yet

ps: not an antivirus but i also use CCleaner
 

DTBA

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I use Comodo firewall but it needs more of a advance user
 

Bryn

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You can get AVG Internet Security 2015 free for a whole year from sharewareonsale.com atm. The offer will expire soon though, so hurry.
 

Fatality07

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I've used avast for 5 years now and I've never had a virus on my pc so it works well.

I also have MBAM and keep it updated in the event that i get a bad virus.

Use Rkill in safemode to stop all dodgy processess etc and then run MBAM.
 
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