best free antivirus

  karmgord 17:50 06 Jan 2011

My Norton antivirus is due for renewal and in these austere times I need every penny.
Should I download Avast,or AVG free or install the AVG 6month trial available with PCA?
I'm leaning toward Avast as I use it on another PC and I,ve used AVG before and it seemed to slow down the PC a great deal

  Border View 17:54 06 Jan 2011


  bremner 17:55 06 Jan 2011

A very subjective matter everyone will have their favourite. Mine is Microsoft Security Essentials

  john bunyan 17:56 06 Jan 2011

I use Avira (free). Other good ones are Avast and MS Security Essentials.

  Batch 18:27 06 Jan 2011

AVG has had a lot of bad press for its latest version.

  birdface 18:48 06 Jan 2011

AVG is fine if using W/7.Slow on XP.

  alB 19:04 06 Jan 2011

I moved from AVG to Avast a while back and find it better ...alB

  canarieslover 19:26 06 Jan 2011

MSE seems to be quite good. I have been using for about a year with no problems on Vista or Win 7.

  HXP 23:23 06 Jan 2011

Broadband from Bt - free Mcaffee
Broadband from Virgin - Free AVG Suite
Bank with Barclays - Free Kaspersky

I think several other banks do free AVG

Santander, RBS, NatWest - Rapport ( not ANG but a worthwhile protection for banking )

I have asked before if PC Advisor can cover Banking software security - an article we all would benefit from .......


Microsoft Security Essentials.
Avira Antivir
AVG Free.

  onthelimit 09:25 07 Jan 2011

I'm an MSE fan - runs in the background and doesn't seem to slow the PC like some.

  Daiol 13:02 07 Jan 2011

Avast,Its easy to run does auto updates etc.

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