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by chamalsilva / April 8, 2012 8:31 PM PDT

What is the best free antivirus software?

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Best?.......no such thing.
by bob b / April 9, 2012 4:51 AM PDT
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Some Additional Choices..
by Carol~ Forum moderator / April 9, 2012 8:20 AM PDT
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chamalsilva..

In addition to bob b's Avast suggestion, here's a few more popular (FREE) A/V s to choose from:

Avira's AntiVir
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) - Should you select MSE see: "Checklist for installing Microsoft Security Essentials"
AVG

If anyone tells you they have "the best", in all likelihood they're taking into consideration what best suits their needs. You will find it said throughout the forum, it's a matter of personal choice. And it is.

We each have our own criteria and needs. Some feel detection rates qualify as "the best", while other's feel ease of use is of the utmost importance. The list above from well-established vendors, wlll (more than) adequately do the job.

As long as you use commonsense and safe surfing habits, you shouldn't have a problem with any of them. I would suggest trying them. Choose ONE. And then use the vendor's clean up utilities, to remove those which you decided against.

Best of luck..
Carol

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by chamalsilva / April 13, 2012 7:40 PM PDT

thanx

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