Antivirus which one?

  Bike-it 19:38 06 Mar 2015

Im looking for some AV / internet security for my new laptop, but there are loads out there free ones paid for ones so what would you recommend?

  tullie 19:49 06 Mar 2015

I have used Avast free for years without a problem

  rdave13 19:58 06 Mar 2015

I agree with free Avast. As it's a new laptop remember to uninstall any trial security software installed - with their own removal tools first.

Two examples,

Norton removal tool.

McAfee removal tool.

  john bunyan 20:01 06 Mar 2015

I agree with Tullie

Avast - filehippo

For Anti Malware - Malawarebytes and Superantispyware - both from Filehippo.

Avira is good too but I think Avast has the edge.

  simonjary 20:54 06 Mar 2015

Here's PC Advisor's very recent Best Antivirus tools and programs roundup, plus video tips

  john bunyan 21:02 06 Mar 2015


Where was Avast on your list? On this forum it is orobably the most popular free one that members recommend.

  rdave13 21:26 06 Mar 2015

simonjary , so Avast! is no longer rated as one of the best then?

Bitdefender was too overpowering for me when I tried it.

Norton still a no-no from many years ago.

Kaspersky worse than the two above.

Avira miserable at updating.

Panda depends on the cloud.

Trend died a few years ago for me.

Malwarebytes Pro I agree.

Don't think much of your advice, information overload to start with, in your article, and leaning too much towards paid for security.

Just my thoughts.

  stevethetester 17:42 07 Mar 2015

Would suggest checking out the various reviews for the available a/v solutions; the best (as backed up by almost all the independent reviews/labs (A/V Comp, A/V Test. Dennis Labs, PC Pro, Computer Bild, Which? etc etc ) is Kaspersky Internet Security 2015. I use this having used-and paid for other solutions such as Norton and Bitdefender etc and can confirm low resource usage, negligible effect on pc speed as well as excellent protection. If you are going for a free solution why not try Qihoo 360 which again gets excellent reviews with the above. Agree though that a paid solution is more effective than a free one; I just bought a new 3 user licence of Kaspersky 3 user licence through he PC Pro website for only £24.99 rather than auto-renew or similar.

Hope this helps,


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