Best free antivirus?

December 31, 2008 11:02am CST
Hi everyone. I want to ask you which is the best free anti virus for PC? I have tried avast and other, Now I have Avira anti virus. What do you think about them?
9 responses
• India
1 Jan 09
I have never used the one you told but I have been using AVG for more than 2 years now and is a great anti-virus.... I have never faced a virus problem all these years...
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@deb121 (42)
• Romania
31 Dec 08
kaspy, (or kaspersky), I use it for 3 years, and I have'n problems with my pc, but you asked for one free, I don't think is one "best", maybe malicious for comp.
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@tjhtommyj (261)
• Canada
31 Dec 08
Free anti-virus programs, AVG is the way to go for me. I've been using it for 6-7 years and never had any problems with viruses or spyware.
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• Chennai, India
31 Dec 08
I'm using AVG free edition. It works better for me so far. I experienced a real fast scan with Kaspersky (or caspersky) because it resided in the Network layer of memory instead of traditional memory. While all other anti-viruses slow down our PC, this one really didn't affect the speed. Wonderful.
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@best07 (22)
• Singapore
31 Dec 08
I'm using avast too. So far so good. Was using CA previously when it was providing free trial annually. Switched to avast since then.
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• Brazil
5 Mar 09
The best antivirus of 2009 so far is the premium paid version of Avira detected 67% of viruses on the machine. The second placed Kaspersky is found that 60% of virus. The Avast detected 40% of viruses. This mean that the best antivirus is the free version of Avira.
@jpso138 (7842)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Well, I have tried many anti-virus from the time I started out. But personally, I find AVIRA a very good anti-virus. It is very fast and it is also free. I am saying this because I was able to make a comparison. I had a flash disc that I often use to different computers and scan it from time to time. It was only avira that was able to find a trojan and other viruses as compared to the anti-virus that I have installed before.
@munna091 (82)
4 Jan 09
both u have used are good and u can even also use AVG for better security and you can also find some free versions in AVG
@wanpisu (207)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 09
I used AVG Free Edition for years but since version 8 was release its slow down my Windows startup. So I switched to Avira AntiVir Personal. And I have no problem using it till now. Avira AntiVir Personal don't have many features as AVG Free Edition but I like it because its lighweight and do not consumed a lot of my PC memory.