[help] Best free/paid anti-virus for windows OS

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Best free/paid anti-virus for windows OS

Guys, someone please suggest best anti-virus software for windows OS. Don’t mind paying for it if it’s worth it.

Thanks in advance smile

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rohan8397 wrote:

Kaspersky security cloud

Thank you. I see that the least they have is a 3 device license. Any way to get a single device license?

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raghupro wrote:

Thank you. I see that the least they have is a 3 device license. Any way to get a single device license?

I use the free one bro blush. Free one is enough.

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Windows Defender is free and enough.

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If you don’t do web surfing much then windows defender is fine
Although if you still want to opt for antivirus then Kaspersky or Quick Heal both are good.

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DealLooter wrote:

There is no best for FREE

And hence I said free or paid smile

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Best free: Avira antivirus
Best paid: bitdefender internet security/total security

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avast …. licenses are easily available for free… wink toungueout

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vijkap201 wrote:

avast …. licenses are easily available for free… wink toungueout

+1
You need to check every setting after installation.
Else you will give lots of data to them.

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In my experience, Kaspersky antivirus / internet security is good. You can compare both versions and proceed as per your requirement. Also, Kaspersky uses a bit more computer resources, therefore you may experience some lag (depending on pc configuration, higher configuration-comparatively less lag), however the protection is really good.
P.S. :- I have been using Kaspersky antivirus from about 5 years.

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DealLooter wrote:

+1
You need to check every setting after installation.
Else you will give lots of data to them.

Yes. As far as free antivirus are concerned,I have found avast to be good among them. However, their data collection policy is not good.

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rohan8397 wrote:

Kaspersky security cloud

By default they inject code to https pages too to examine their content. Which I don’t like. And it will negatively affect your browsing experience to some extent .

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Only really “FREE” and good antivirus available for windows is Forticlient.
It’s technically not marketed as a consumer grade antivirus but it works very well.
Just remember when installing be sure to check advanced tab and select component ‘antivirus’ during installation.

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Bitdefender is good in terms of protection and better interface and not system heavy and also not pricey.
Kaspersky is good in terms of protection but very heavy on resources and pricey.
Mcafee had good features and better usabilty but little heavy.
Avast has many features hidden behing paywall but average in protection.

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ZNZ wrote:

By default they inject code to https pages too to examine their content. Which I don’t like. And it will negatively affect your browsing experience to some extent .

You can turn that off in settings. I have done the same.

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rohan8397 wrote:

You can turn that off in settings. I have done the same.

That’s why I said ‘By default’.
If you’ve free time give a try to Forticlient.
You won’t regret.
It’s actually meant for corporates to use as endpoint security.
But their antivirus component works very well for consumer grade too. (Even without fortigateway)
also don’t forget to enable automatic update in settings.

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ZNZ wrote:

That’s why I said ‘By default’.
If you’ve free time give a try to Forticlient.
You won’t regret.
It’s actually meant for corporates to use as endpoint security.
But their antivirus component works very well for consumer grade too. (Even without fortigateway)
also don’t forget to enable automatic update in settings.

Will try that some day. But currently satisfied with Kaspersky.

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