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    best free AV

    hi everyone

    I am running windows 8 on my new laptop and wanted to ask which free AV would be the best for me.

    regards calmat

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    if they're truly was a best that is what we would all use. Windows Defender which used to be Microsoft Security Essentials is what many of us here use. others however feel they need more protection and use other applications. you really will have to evaluate your needs try some of the apps and figure out which one you like best
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    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit

    The best free av software for you is the one you feel safe using.
    They are all about the same level of protection so it's your choice as to what one to use.
    Install one for example Avast free and if you feel it is doing the job stick with it
    If you don't like it try another until you feel safe browsing the Web
    Last edited by Kodi; 17 May 2013 at 17:29.
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    Win 8 x64 Pro

    I recently switched from Windows Defender to avast! because avast! consistently scores higher in independent labs testing than any other free anti-virus
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    thank you everyone for your help

    regards calmat
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    Win 8 (64) : Win 7 (64) : Vista (64) : Android JB 4.2 : iOS 6

    There's is no such thing as BEST free AV. It's all a matter of preference. Different free AVs have different levels of protection and interface. But I would recommend Avast Free.

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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3

    Windows Defender
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    Windows 8 Professional

    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    Windows Defender
    This ^^
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition

    I'd say use Windows Defender.
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