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January 10, 2013 10:04:13 PM

hi. I was wondering what is the best FREE anti virus for windows 7. Currently i have Avast, which seems to be doing a good job. I was wondering if there was a better on. Also how does Microsoft security essentials rank? Is it one of the best?

thanks! :) 

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January 10, 2013 10:07:18 PM

Hi :) 

I fix viruses for a living, every day...

Best PAID = Norton Internet Security 2013

Best FREE = Microsoft Security Essentials (about half as good as Norton)

Imho ...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 10, 2013 11:21:27 PM

GDATA, Bitdefender, Trend Titanium - in that order IMO. Avast is capable product if you're looking for a free one.
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January 10, 2013 11:28:24 PM

AVG and Avast are good for free versions, Kaspersky, and Eset's NOD32 are very good for paid versions IMO.
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January 10, 2013 11:39:06 PM

I like Microsoft Security Essentials, although it recently failed an AV test (can't remember which). Avast is my second choice. Stay away from AVG. Since you are already using Avast I recommend to just keep using it.
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January 10, 2013 11:40:51 PM

No one recommends MalwareBytes?
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a b $ Windows 7
January 10, 2013 11:50:34 PM

samuelspark said:
No one recommends MalwareBytes?


While a very capable product and something that should be used to compliment AV software Malwarebytes itself can't really be considered an AV app.
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January 11, 2013 2:48:44 PM

Remember with free, you often do not get the same features and issue corrections that you would get with a paid option. I would recommend thinking of buying a a program to get the best protection possible.
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