What's the best FREE antivirus software...?

  Murray 01:30 03 Apr 03

In a field which is rapidly changing (I remember the days when the idea of updating your virus scanner more than twice a year was considered fussy) it would be interesting to know which virus scanner people regard as the best, in terms of performance, ease of use, features, price, etc.

I have used AVG for ayears and it has saved me on quite a few occasions.

I know there are many free ones out there, some obviouly better than others, what do you think?

have there been any (respectable) tests carried out?

  monkeyshine 01:41 03 Apr 03

Stick with AVG, but DiesSe will probably recommend Nod32 (not free)

  barryoneoff.co.uk 01:51 03 Apr 03

I dont think you can beat AVG (personally).

  Terrahawk 02:23 03 Apr 03

AVG is probably the best of the freebies but personally i prefer Norton

  roversfan 02:27 03 Apr 03

its got to be avg

  DieSse 09:04 03 Apr 03

(not to disappoint anyone!!) - my one main point about AV protection is that only the best is sensible. IMHO a few €s a year is nothing compared with protection. By the best, it has to mean the highest chance of detecting any virus likely to be incoming - and how to discover this is to run rigoruu tests.

For test results - see click here

Amongst those with 100% pass rates, the acknowldged fastest scanner is NOD32 (click here), so to mind mind the decision is fairly straightforward. And that's why I always recommend it!

  Belatucadrus 10:22 03 Apr 03

According to the test results Avast4 from Alwil is the best freebie, it's not widely distributed on cover CDs so isn't as well known. click here

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