Do you have a FREE antivirus?

Philippines
November 26, 2009 9:28am CST
Hi there, I recently downloaded a free antivirus from the web coz my mcafee antivirus is outdated already. I got a user friendly one from the web for free. It was PC TOOLS antivirus and at this moment Im still using it. What do you think of this? Would you use a free antivirus?
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27 responses
@laglen (19782)
• United States
26 Nov 09
I use windows defebder, avg and malware. My favorite is malwere, this catches everything and fast. Avg the other day took over 14 hours to scan my computer. Malwere takes about 20 minutes. Defender is ok, but doesnt always catch everything.
@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Nov 09
avg should not take that long as mine only takes about forty minutes and I have used free Avg for three years now. so something must have gone really wrong. I have mine set so it scans while I am at dinner and when I get back its all done.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Free Antivirus has always its limit on protecting your system but for me, I prefer to use Avast as your free antivirus(if you're looking for). It's an active scanner whether you're offline or connected online. If you prefer to use licensed antivirus, I recommend kaspersky for you. Better to use Internet Security rather than antivirus.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hi, GOT IT Regards
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• India
26 Nov 09
Hi, I was also using a free anti virus software in my PC. Every anti-virus program will have a free trial for nearly 45 to 60 days. We can use those anti-virus and if we have satisfied with those, we can buy a new one and we need to update. My suggestion is you can use avira anti virus software. It was best i think so. I don't know about PC tools.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
nice comment. Ill check it out.
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@bettydeng5 (1709)
• China
26 Nov 09
I downloaded the free antivirus software from online internet and installed on my computer, it can updated by itself, my free antivirus is 360 safty antivirus software, it can protect my computer to avoid any virus to attack. But sometimes it can't prohibit the virus. I think you need choose a good free antivirus software to protect your computer safely.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hi, We cant have it all. But getting it free is cool.
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@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Nov 09
h i bettydeng try free AVG 9 as it does protect and any virus it picks up immediately and puts it in the vault where it cannot harm your computer. I would not use any other f ree antivirus at all. its the only real good one.
@sethbabs (38)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
Ohh I cant Help Answering Your Questions!! ^^ Avira is for Me in My Opinion is the what I would recommend a Free AntiVirus! it detects viruses automatically and updates everyday! HOped I helped you!!
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
nice tip friend. Ill check it out. Sounds interesting too.
@cybercop (129)
• India
27 Nov 09
i have heard avira is the only best free antivirus ever to detect viruses completely and keeps ur system protected. it is the no.1 free antivirus!!!!!!
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
26 Nov 09
I use the AVG free anti virus and have found it to be quite useful. It is also not too heavy on the system and fits in nicely. So I prefer using it to any other anti-virus. It also has a paid up option if you need any additional protection. Cheers! Ram
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
hi, got it. Regards
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@LeeHolt (436)
31 Jan 10
I can and will recomend the free version of AVG to anyone. It works perfectly, is constantly being updated with new signatures, and doesn't hog your system resources! It has served me perfectly over the years! Lee.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
2 Jan 10
I do have AVG Anti-virus. It is free as well as quite powerful.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Dec 09
I do not use any sort of anti virus software at all these days as I see no need for it! I do not use Windows and am now on Kubuntu which does not have the same virus issues as Windows!
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
29 Nov 09
I have used AVG for years with no problems. There is no reason to not have an antivirus installed. You can try one of the others mentioned here, some people have different preferences. I figure I have saved a few hundred dollars over the years.
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Yes, I've used a free antivirus for quite awhile now. I first tried using AVG a couple years ago, and it worked pretty well, but a friend of mine recommended trying Avast, so I decided to switch and see if it was any better. Ever since then, I've stuck with Avast, cause I felt like it picked up on some extra stuff that AVG didn't. I now use Avast on all my computers and haven't had any problems with viruses so far.
@alex2hl (67)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Id just buy a antivirus. I have norton and it is a very good antivirus. Usually Free antiviruses have a limit.
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
28 Nov 09
I've got avg free antivirus and it detects many viruses.
@chiumee (851)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
if you have to get one antivirus, stick with just one. otherwise, to have to antiviruses on your pc will just make them both useless. i started to use the bitdefender as according to the reviews online, it's the toprated antivirus. yet i find more confidence with avg. so i changed it.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
27 Nov 09
I use free anti-virus too, my friend. Because I cannot afford to buy premium one. Free anti-virus is not really good but it is better to have security in our computer preventing more viruses to damage the computer...
@Loki44 (6)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Avira is the way to go. =)
@cycle6060 (118)
• India
27 Nov 09
Yeah I always use a free one and it helps. Avast, Avira and Avg are good options .
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
27 Nov 09
I've been using the free AVG anti-virus now for a couple of years, and find it to be one of THE best out there. Another one that's highly rated, is called: Anti-vir...and is also free. AVG has recently sent notice of their newest upgrade of AVG 9.0. It is for sale, but does also provide a free 30 day trial demo. I say, "why bother"? If you like AVG, then just download their free PREVIOUS version, that will last you forever. The only one I WOULD tend to avoid, is Norton. It's good, but just isn't as secure as the AVG one. Oh...there is another very good one called: COMODO. The only problem I have with it though, is that it takes a while to get it all together. It will scan your system EVERY TIME you type something or run a program, and present you with a pop-up message...asking your permission as to whether or not you wish to allow whatever it is you're doing, to take place. It's fantastic and EXTREMELY safe, but...if you have a HUGE hard drive like I do, it takes FOREVER to load itself in. Once it does though, you virtually have nothing to worry about. There ya go. Cheers; cdrxo
• India
27 Nov 09
yup me using avast home edtion and its been more than a yr using it...totally satisfied with its servies...best part is the online virus database update...they do it almost every other day....with the file size less that 200kb...its cool taking less ram and is silent...recommended..
@madteaparty (2762)
• Japan
27 Nov 09
I've been using AVG antivirus for a year and it has always worked well for me. Some free antivirus can be even better than pay antivirus, like Panda antivirus, for example. Due to work experiences I know that any free antivirus is more efective than the Panda one. In case you don't trust the first one you try, try a few ones until you find the right antivirus for you ;)