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Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.


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#1 TheHappyOne

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:38 AM

Good afternoon everyone,

 

I hope you are all well?

 

Sorry to worry you, but please could you help me and let me know which FREE Antivirus is the best one to use for 2016?

The reason I ask this is because I have had to get a new desktop computer, as my old one would cost me more to repair/fix so I have bought a new computer.

 

My computer is a Lenovo all in one desktop, specs are as follows:

 

1.Operating System is: Windows 10 Home 64 bit x 64- based processor.

 

2. Processor: Intel ® celeron ® CPU J 3160 @ 1.60 GHz 1.60 GHz

 

3. Installed RAM: 4.00GB

 

4. Hard Drive: 1 Terabit

 

At the moment I have the following FREE programs installed:

 

1. C Cleaner

 

2.  Secunia PSI

 

3. Malwarebytes Antimalware.

 

I used to use Sophos Home FREE, would you recommend me using it?

Please could you kindly let me know what FREE Antivirus you would recommend for 2016?

What other FREE programs would you recommend for me?

 

At the moment I am using McAfee LiveSafe, which  is a paid antivirus and came preinstalled on my computer and that is due to expire, so I want to replace it with a free antivirus.

 

I am very careful and I do use common sense. :)

 

I look forward to hearing from you soon, thank you so much in advance for your help, support and replies I really appreciate it.

 

Kind Regards

 

TheHappyOne :) 

 

 



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Posted 29 August 2016 - 10:12 AM

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.

Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Everyone's system is different and sometimes you may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.

Here are links to some related discussion topics:Here are links to BC polls:I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay, then I would recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.

For more suggestions see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

Just like with anti-virus programs...there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-malware solution to supplement your existing security protection.

See Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:58 AM

I use . I want to change it.



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Posted 30 August 2016 - 07:29 AM

I use . I want to change it.

Use what?
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Posted 19 September 2016 - 03:28 PM

Do you keep on windows defender, bitdefender, windows firewall at the same time?  Or if you have bitdefender do you not need the others (I also have Malwarebytes).


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Posted 19 September 2016 - 03:38 PM

Depends on the version of BitDefender it will either include a personal firewall, in which case it will turn off the Windows Firewall. Otherwise Defender will always be off when another AV is present.

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 03:58 PM

TY.



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 07:35 PM

Most Internet Security Suites released by Security vendors include a Firewall.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:30 AM

 

I use . I want to change it.

Use what?

 

I use avast



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:48 AM

Ok...then what do you want to change it to?

Did you read...Choosing an Anti-Virus Program?
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Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:24 AM

yeah well done providing a link to a 3 year old poll, do you realise how quickly a good anti-virus can become a terrible one? i would take absolutely nothing from that poll.



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Posted 07 December 2016 - 06:15 PM

Polls can always be updated by new members and users who post in them.
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 01:51 AM

Polls can always be updated by new members and users who post in them.

 

 

updated yeah, but they cant remove old votes, so something that was voted top 3 years ago can be terrible now but still be at the top from the votes they got 3 years ago, for example norton 360 (2005) was a great anti virus one of the best. it was that popular that millions went and bought 2006 version (due to polls, word of mouth, etc..) and guess what 2006 version crashed and killed almost every pc it went near, the only people lucky enough to survive were the ones who spotted it causing problems early and removed it, the others were unfortunately locked out of their pc's for good 


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 07:39 AM

You or any other member can always start a new poll.
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Posted 08 December 2016 - 08:45 AM

You or any other member can always start a new poll.

well yeah, of course we can, but what i'm saying is there is no point linking someone some out of date information. the person came here looking for advice and if they didn't notice the date on the poll, they may have some useless AV software now but thinking it is secure. i mean come on, if you wanted to know what tomorrows weather was going to be like and someone sent you a link to a forecast from 3 years ago. do you feel that would be useful to you? it even says COMODO is one of the top runners, that was true 3 years ago but today it is mediocre at best. AV software develops so quickly these days that in 6 months the info is out of date so new polls are needed. 






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