which one is the best antivirus (free version for home user)?

i am using pc at my home with internet. which one is best free downloading antivirus , please suggest me and how to download its free version

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Here are 2, by my opinion, most reliable anti-viruses among free versions...

    ♣ Avira

    ♣ Avast!

    Avira has the best detection rate among all anti-virus program, its fast, doesn't slow down your computer, great for scanning files / folders / drives, reliable removal, easy to use and configure... Generally, if you are downloading a lot / torrent / p2p / web Avira is the choice for you.

    Downside : even tho updates are automatic, they are slow and sluggish. It is advised to keep on checking if it really updated itself or not. Also, a nag screen with each successful update ( you can turn it off tho ).

    But if you aren't as heavy downloader, then rather pick Avast!. Avast! has really advanced protection on the net ( better protection when surfing ), it will find bad scripts in malicious websites and block connection with the site. Its detection rate is worse than Avira's, if you ask me it has awfully complicated main panel and i think it generates a LOT of false positives, basically for each keygen and crack. Definitely a keeper who spent their days exploring the web tho :D

    Downside : lack of script blocker ( available in Pro version ) and automatic updates every 4 hours.

    So :

    Heavy downloaders : pick Avira

    Heavy surfers : pick Avast!

    They can be downloaded through :

    http://www.download.com

    http://www.filehippo.com

    http://www.softpedia.com

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    Otherwise :

    ♣ Don't visit porn / fraud / money scams / poker / serial key websites

    ♣ Install McAfee SiteAdvisor, it will warn you which sites are dangerous

    ♣ Always scan everything you download

    ♣ Don't open ANY email you don't know, it doesn't need attachment to infect you

    Hope it helped.

    Regards

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  • 3 years ago

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    Source(s): The Best Antivirus Software - http://MoveAntiVirus.com/?qHhT
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One program I like is spybot search and destroy. This is a free version of spyware removal and protection and runs real time. You have to manually do the updates which is the same as any free spyware.

    If you want better spyware protection you have to pay for the software there are only a few programs worth the money. The site below has some information on anti-spyware software which you can read if interested.

    Hope that helps...

    Source(s): www.business-computing-guide.com
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Use Combination of 2 best freewares

    AVIRA Free AntiVirus :-http://download.softpedia.com/dl/2d2707089f8703391...

    And

    COMODO Internet Security :-http://download.comodo.com/cis/download/setups/CIS...

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  • 1 decade ago

    My 2 best choises and no doubt about it

    are comodo antivirus and avast. Both can perform a boot scan, spyware detection and virus scan,rootkit detection,internet shield,realtime detection and lot more. i recomend this 2 with my iyes close.

    http://www.filehippo.com/download_avast_antivirus/

    http://www.filehippo.com/search?q=comodo+antivirus

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  • 1 decade ago

    Avira Anti-Vir Personal ! ! Avg is ok, but it does not include a vital feature - Anti-Rootkit. Avira does!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    According to tests, Avast scored better than avira and AVG. So I would choose it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Avira AntiVir. don't listen to the people that say AVG. it doesn't even scan for rootkits

    download from http://www.free-av.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    Use this wizard to recommend security protection for your system:

    http://www.techsupportalert.com/secwiz

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