What free antivirus do you recommend?



  • Hey guys!
    I’m just getting annoyed of Antivir. It was good once but over time it has become stupid. Earlier it didn’t annoy you when your were playing, now it kicks me out of games just to show me some damn ads and it doesn’t even let me make a full system-scan.
    I already had avast and disliked it, so these two are no option for me.

    So what do you recommend? :)



  • Don’t waste money on anything, just download Microsoft Security Essentials. It actually works really well and isn’t all interfering either, which is amazing considering it’s Microsoft xD



  • MSE all the way.



  • Indeed MSE is fine. (Defender if you’re on 8). Just don’t do anything too silly :)



  • Get the Newegg and Tigerdirect emails and at least once a month they will have an anti-virus free after rebates. A 3-pc Norton 360 license cost me $5 last time I bought it.
    Don’t use Kaspersky.



  • Comodo will always be #1. Prevention beats a cure.



  • Brain is your #1 antivirus.

    Dont need anything else then Brain + windows firewall + noscript :)



  • Okay, thanks for all your recommendations :)



  • @CRUSHED:

    Brain is your #1 antivirus.

    Dont need anything else then Brain + windows firewall + noscript :)

    Just remember to listen to your brain and not the other thing that often steers a man’s decisions.



  • AVG freeware.
    Not the subscription.
    Got me safe from various pishing.

    AND While were on the topic of efficient stuff. Get the adblockplus plugin for whatever internet browser your using if you dont have it already, it blocks tons of ads, especially youtube ads.



  • No I don’t have it, yet. but it sounds good. Those ads are really annoying the crap out of me when I’m watching Episodes of some shows that are split in some parts.





  • Panda cloud antivirus. Best free software I’ve found yet. It’s extremely light and won’t do any performance harm like norton or any of the paid anti viruses do. Just be careful on them porn sites as I’ve gotten caught with my pants down a few times.



  • Mac.



  • I wish ignorant Mac users would realize that they’re not invincible because they heard from the apple guy that macs are safe from viruses. Wake up call buddy! Macs are susceptible to viruses. The reason you don’t see them is because 99% of people who use a computer use windows. Therefore there’s no money/incentive in scamming Mac users as a programmer, scripter, etc… Enjoy your Mac :)



  • There are a lot of free antivirus out there. Some are avast or mse. Those two are probably the best you can get for free. But I recommend just getting the paid version. I use mcafee and i think it is really useful. You can get some feedback for it here at http://www.hopreviews.com/reviews/mcafe … rotection/ if you want.



  • @Dontuhateme:

    I wish ignorant Mac users would realize that they’re not invincible because they heard from the apple guy that macs are safe from viruses. Wake up call buddy! Macs are susceptible to viruses. The reason you don’t see them is because 99% of people who use a computer use windows. Therefore there’s no money/incentive in scamming Mac users as a programmer, scripter, etc… Enjoy your Mac :)

    And that is the exact reason why macs don’t get viruses. Becuase no one makes viruses for them.

    So I will enjoy my virus free mac. I’ve grown up with a mac. No viruses at all. And what’s more I didn’t even pay for it. May father just sends me his old one everytime he buys a new one.

    That said I’ve only ever had one virus on my windows machine. And that was picked up by AVG free.

    Though I only use it for gaming.



  • Thank you all for your tips.

    @TechnoNinja:

    There are alot of free antivirus out there. Some are avast or mse. Those two are probably the best you can get for free. But I recommend just getting the paid version. I use mcafee and i think it is really useful.

    Well in the moment I can’t effort a paid Antivirus. I’m starting an apprenticeship this year and the money almost doesn’t suffit to pay my car without my parents’ help. (Stupid Diesel taxes)

    Later on, when I can effort it, I will get some paid Antivirus I guess.



  • As several others have said, and in my experience too, you won’t FUBAR your comp too much if you just exercise some sense in what you do on the t00bs.

    @ChuckingIt:

    @CRUSHED:

    Brain is your #1 antivirus.

    Dont need anything else then Brain + windows firewall + noscript :)

    Just remember to listen to your brain and not the other thing that often steers a man’s decisions.

    Some words of wisdom.



  • DO NOT USE Norton if you want to be able to play Chivalry lol


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