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Hi- I am in need of antivirus software for my PC. Windows Defender comes with my PC but I was told that is not enough. I used to have a bunch of them but I haven't kept up with them in a long time, and I forgot which ones are out there. At the time of the posting of this question I am downloading a FREE version

Hi- I am in need of antivirus software for my PC. Windows Defender comes with my PC but I was told that is not enough. I used to have a bunch of them but I haven't kept up with them in a long time, and I forgot which ones are out there. At the time of the posting of this question I am downloading a FREE version of Avast. What is the best FREE antivirus software program to get? I mean FREE forever- NOT a free trail of an antivirus program. Please help- thank you.

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JG:
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MaryAnn:
Greetings. My name's Sanjay Patel, and I currently hold an honorary Master's degree in the field of Computer Science. I am aware of, and have personal knowledge related to your question. There are computer maintenance businesses which are probably in your area, however they come at the cost of hiring a professional to enter your home. There may also be some local destinations where you can drop off your computer and wait to have a technician look at it. These options can often be costly, and pretty inconvenient. The answer to this question can probably be found doing a little extra research on Google.

A well-running computer can be a hard thing to maintain. From my experience, there is but only One software which is reputable- and consistently reliable for healing sick, slow computers. Reimage™ is a world-renown, easy to use software designed by Forensic scientists and made for the average person. This thing will fix literally just about ANY problem you could possibly be having with your PC. Reimage was recommended to me by a Professor during my 2nd year of Graduate school.

Chenthil:
I had used Comodo Antivirus for earlier Windows versions. But when I upgraded to Windows 10 I thought that I would stick to Defender. Performance was fine. But started getting unwanted popups, and the system became slow. Switched to Comodo, and problems have been solved.
AAAJ:
360 Total Security
chrisjbsc:
Who told you such utter rubbish??
If you use Windows 8 or Windows 10, then Windows Defender is absolutely good enough for around 98% of people. As you don't know what is the best, you are part of that 98%, and so Windows Defender is absolutely the best there is for you.
Mark:
Windows defender is enough if you use safe browsing practices. its live security which looks at the site before it loads it into the browser… if you happen to get some malware its because you let it into your computer by downloading and running it….TASK MANAGER is our best friend and is better than clicking leave this page buttons, or calling the FBI to unlock your computer…..END THE BROWSER PROCESS instead…. why must you have 20 security process running in the background in addition to auto update as a separate process with sale-ware nag screens????????? Live One Care was the best now its free who can ask for anything more….
Enigma:
The free version (not the free trial version) of Bitdefender is best. You'll have to register it like most other free anti-virus require.
rengaraj:
Avast
TWB:
If you're not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.

The no.1 antivirus in the world is you. Learn how the internet works and how they plant things on your puter. Remember, free is never free on the internet. When they say free think about what else is going to be installed on your puter. When they say free think about your personal data being leaked by what the free AV let in. These companies offering free AV have to make money some how. They do it by selling out to the corporation who peddle spyware and adware. There is a lot of free AV and firewalls on the market that are more spyware then security product. The worse thing about free AV is that they do not have PUP (potential unwanted program) protection. Just detecting viruses is just part of what a AV should do. Detecting spyware and adware is another part of it. While they might catch some of the rogue PUP out there, they let PUP by major corporations get by. It is like they do it intentional. I have spent many hours digging out and removing PUP that the user never knew got installed and all of them ran free AV.

Comodo is a perfect example of this. The got caught selling its user out to the highets bidder.

http://dottech.org/10032/paying-a-price-…

AVG is another one. They have changed their privacy policy to allow them to collect and sell your info. From AVG "We collect non-personal data to make money from our free offerings so we can keep them free, including: Advertising ID associated with your devices Browsing and search history, including meta data; Internet service provider or mobile network you use to connect to our products; and Information regarding other applications you may have on your device and how they are used."

http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2426…

There are so many more but if you use a free anything kiss what little privacy you have left. If you're not paying for it you're the product.

http://lifehacker.com/5697167/if-youre-n…

Rickin673:
Panda, avira and qihoo 360.
all work well on slow computers, have highest antivirus scores and free.
i would choose panda, and you can turn off its ads in settings.

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