Q&A: What is the best free anti virus software?

Question by confused: What is the best free anti virus software?
I have windows 7 and am looking for an anti virus software that covers everything i was using avg free home addiitions any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Best answer:

Answer by Miss Conservative.
Avast or AVG. Some may try to tell you Avira but it does more harm then good.

Avast also gives a 30 day free trial of their premium package.

http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?tag=contentMain;contentAux

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13 thoughts on “Q&A: What is the best free anti virus software?”

  1. All free anti-virus solutions perform equally well round and about. It is a matter of personal preference. They do not score as good as various paid anti-virus solutions. AVG, Avast and Microsoft Security Essentials are some examples of free of charge anti-virus solutions.

  2. Comodo Antivirus 5 is all you need.
    if you want an internet security suite, you can get Comodo Internet Security.
    Both comodo antivirus and comodo internet security are free
    The difference between comodo antivirus and comodo internet security is that comodo antivirus does not include a firewall, while comodo internet security has a firewall
    If you have comodo, you don’t need other antimalware software, because comodo antivirus include a sandbox, it will isolate anything unknown, and after it is being analysed, it will be moved to the trusted list if it is a legitimate file, or else, if it is a malicious file, it will be deleted, and it will be added to the signature database, it may sometimes alert you to allow or block specific actions if it needs to.
    Download it from here
    Comodo Antivirus
    http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/antivirus.php
    Comodo Internet Security
    http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

  3. Well, this should answer for both free and payed versions:

    Here’s a few antiviruses that you could look to get. All of them are great:

    Cheapest good antivirus: Avast free edition > http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1864592,00.asp
    Cheapest payed antivirus: BitDefender Antivirus > http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/bitdefender-review.html
    Best antivirus: BitDefender Total Security > http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/premium-security-suites/bitdefender-total-security-review.html
    Best overall antivirus suite: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security > http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreviews.com/premium-security-suites/zonealarm-extreme-security-review.html

    Please look at the links I gave. You will learn about each antivirus program I have shown
    **Note** If you buy only an antivirus such as BitDefender Antivirus or Avast free, then I would suggest getting PC Tools Threatfire, which can be used alongside all antivirus programs, and delivers absolute maximum protection against spyware!

    PC Tools Threatfire site: http://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=1&ved=0CBcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.threatfire.com%2F&rct=j&q=pc+tools+threatfire+4.5&ei=j7_FS6ikJsyD-Qbp2Z3nDg&usg=AFQjCNEH-RzESiWQZZIwyN5jg7EiAW-_WQ

    It is definitely worth getting it if you don’t buy a Security Suite!!

  4. Here’s trusted, free anti-virus programs (only use 1 at a time):
    ? avast! Free Antivirus http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
    ? Avira AntiVir http://www.free-av.com
    ? Panda Cloud AntiVirus http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/
    ? Microsoft Security Essentials http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials
    Any of these will serve you well.

    WARNING:
    Stay away from ?nospy.blog.com? that someone posted.
    It’s an advertisement site for fraud program SpyNoMore:
    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/spynomore.com
    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/spynomore.com
    http://hosts-file.net/default.asp?s=spynomore.com

    Also, you won’t get good reviews at ?toptenreviews.com that someone posted.
    It’s well-known for phony ratings of the programs they get a kick-back from:
    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/toptenreviews.com

    ..

  5. Pls don’t use AVG Free, it doesn’t have ‘root-kit’ scanners nor run in ‘real time’. I tried it 1 time & it cost me a new HDD.

    I recommend Comodo Internet Security (has more features, than just A/V & comes with a lifetime license). Also works in real time & has root-kit scanners. Download fr ‘filehippo.com’.

    Good luck.

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