The best free security software

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Baserk, Nov 22, 2007.

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  1. ericxps

    ericxps Notebook Geek

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    Deleted. I figured it didn't add anything to the discussion.
     
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  2. TANWare

    TANWare Just This Side of Senile, I think. Super Moderator

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    I just switched, for now, to Panda Free from MSE. There were quite a few cookie detections, a known Trojan etc.. I am just starting my back off from Windows and all of their software. I figure if we start early supporting the other communities by 202o they should be doing much better than today.
     
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    leo libby Notebook Guru

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    Splintah Notebook Deity

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    Aliasharma Newbie

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    Kaspersky Windows Unlocker is the best security program. Its also part of Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
     
  6. Starlight5

    Starlight5 Don't call me Chris, my name is Elvis

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    Avast for Windows, and no antivirus for anything else. Notably, it's quite easy to make Avast free work forever without any registrations and stuff.
     
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    PsylentStorm Notebook Consultant

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    Considering the Windows 8 test results on AV-test, I'm surprised no one (in 2015) has mentioned Avira. It rated very well. I use it myself and the only con to the free version is the little daily pop-up.
     
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    Gandalf_The_Grey Notebook Evangelist

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    It seems that the free edition doesn't have the same level of protection as the paid edition. See this post on Wilders Security Forums: Avira In the test you mentioned the best protection for free comes from Avast.
     
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    PsylentStorm Notebook Consultant

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    Good point about Avast, but it seems like Avast has an issue with performance (rated 3/5). Personally, I just need "good enough" protection since I don't really go to risky sites, so performance is a major point of concern.
     
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    Also, I noticed that you use Qihoo 360, which I completely missed since it wasn't on the latest test of Feb 2015. Any reasons why you chose that over others?
     
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