View Full Version : Are there any good free antivirus out there?

06-01-2010, 10:39 AM
Have any of you used a free anitvirus program? Pros and cons? What antivirus are you using? Need opinions please! Thanks so much, Debby

06-01-2010, 11:08 AM
I use AVG and love it!

Here's a link and yep, it's free :)


06-01-2010, 11:15 AM
I also use AVG and have no issues :)

06-01-2010, 11:25 AM
I use McAfee-only because it is free with our Internet service! My preference is Norton, but it is not free. My sister uses AVG and loves it.

06-01-2010, 11:52 AM
i've personally worked for mcafee & will not put it on my computer. norton either. i'm taking a look into AVG though.

06-01-2010, 12:05 PM
I've been using AVG free for 2 years, and I love it, especially the free part. ;)

06-01-2010, 02:08 PM
I've been using avast! for about 6 months now. Free, and I've had no problems.
I previously had Norton--didn't like it (and it was NOT free!)

06-02-2010, 06:13 AM
I also have been using Avast, I love it! It does not seem to slow down my computer, I had norton and it seemed to really slow down my computer.

06-02-2010, 06:16 AM
We have Norton 360 and it is not free. We don't like it but it comes with the computer at a discounted rate. They aren't the best but if something does go wrong .. once in 5 years, they have great customer service :)! Have to look into AVG though.

06-02-2010, 09:04 AM
we've used AVAST for quite some time now. It's free!

techie girl
06-02-2010, 10:57 AM
I used Norton for 3 years.It is a resource hog.I hated it.
My son put Avast on my computer 3 years ago and I will never have anything else. It's free and it has caught every virus that has tried to get me.It sounds like a siren when it detects something.You don't have to do a thing,it takes care of it right then.
I love it.It updates itself automaticallyand scans your computer constantly.

06-07-2010, 05:10 AM
I just deinstalled Norton AGAIN from my new laptop. It is a HUGE resource hog. I have used AVG (free version) in the past and am using it again now. I have not had any problems with it. Like Rebecca, I really like the FREE part lol. I have not tried AVAST. I would if I hadn't already installed AVG again. AVG is constantly scanning and updating, etc in the background without bothering you, but pops up if it detects something also.

06-07-2010, 05:41 AM
I have a friend who's husband is in IT & he told me to use Avast Home Edition & Windows Defender. I've been using them for over 1 year & have NEVER had a problem! They are both free too!

09-01-2011, 06:52 PM

Yep, it's free.

11-05-2011, 01:16 AM
i have used norton but actually find it quite invasive, it doesnt seem to operate in the background- i liked the sound of free so downloaded McFee but like the sound of the other two mentioned so may change to them next year

11-05-2011, 04:13 AM
I've used Avast (free) for a couple of years now and I can't fault it one bit

11-05-2011, 11:17 PM
Not free, but I love Vipre. It runs so efficiently without hogging resources.

11-05-2011, 11:28 PM
I have Avast and love it.

11-06-2011, 01:22 AM
I use AVG Free Edition and it is doing a fabulous job!

11-08-2011, 05:20 PM
I use avg too i love it

11-09-2011, 08:03 AM
We used AVG for 3 years and it was great. But with a new machine, DH wanted to add Norton as he already had it for DD. It slowed the NEW machine down so much I got very frustrated. You could always tell when it was running "in the background". argh. We have Microsoft Essentials now, so far so good. But I think we will look into that one mentioned here- Avast - - Thanks!

11-14-2011, 10:58 AM
I use AVG Free Edition and it is doing a fabulous job!

ditto...love it!