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Free Anti-virus for Win7

John Jai
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I bought a new laptop with McAfee trial version installed for a month. Unfortunately I had to re-install the OS within a week, and need to install a new anti-virus.

I am looking for a free anti-virus and heard Avast is good from my friends. Any other suggestions you guys have? My laptop OS is Win7.
Joe Ess
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I put AVG Free on my relation's pc when I help them with computer problems. I've also used Avast on the Trinity Rescue Disk to try to clean PC's without booting Windows, but I've never used their Windows client.


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William P O'Sullivan
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I also use AVG free, but I've heard good things about Microsoft's Windows Defender and may switch.

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dennis deems
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I've used AVG free in the past. It seemed to do its job, but gawd those annoying spontaneous popups. I got so sick of em I uninstalled AVG.
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I have used- continuing to use Avast Free on Win XP though.


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J. Kevin Robbins
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Another vote for either AVG or Avast. I've used both extensively, installed them for many friends and co-workers. I've never been disappointed in either one, and never seen an infection on any computer that was kept updated.

Note that I've only used the free versions. The Pro versions just seem to add a lot of bloat that I don't need or want on my system.

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Maneesh Godbole
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John Jai wrote:
I am looking for a free anti-virus and heard Avast is good from my friends. Any other suggestions you guys have? My laptop OS is Win7.

Best Antivirus Ever


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Maneesh Godbole wrote:
John Jai wrote:
I am looking for a free anti-virus and heard Avast is good from my friends. Any other suggestions you guys have? My laptop OS is Win7.

Best Antivirus Ever

Yes, it is so secure you can't even run the OS you want


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dennis deems
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:I have used- continuing to use Avast Free on Win XP though.

Maybe I should give it a try. Does it pester the user with annoying pop-ups?
Arun Giridhar
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I use Norton Internet Security 2012 paid for 1 year


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Arun Giridhar
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:
John Jai wrote:
I am looking for a free anti-virus and heard Avast is good from my friends. Any other suggestions you guys have? My laptop OS is Win7.

Best Antivirus Ever


Nothing is Secure !
Gail Mikels
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Dennis Deems wrote:
Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:I have used- continuing to use Avast Free on Win XP though.

Maybe I should give it a try. Does it pester the user with annoying pop-ups?


I've been using Avast for a couple of years and love it! When I recently installed it on my Win7 machine, I did start seeing popups, right after startup, just telling me it's been updated, or some such message. Not really annoying to me!

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John Jai
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Thanks guys, I settled on Avast.

@Maneesh, some other day
Yahya Elyasse
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8 Best Free Antivirus Downloads for Windows 7

seems Panda Cloud Antivirus is the best one. avast is also good.
Harsha Ka
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You can try Microsoft security essentials.. Its free for legit version of Windows


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