Best free and light antivirus?

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pneuma1985

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Edge have SmartScreen, you don't need anymore- (maybe adguard to block ads)
SmartScreen? With Microsoft I'm not so sure these days! I vote 360, but I tested this years version.
I have yet to test Avira free this year or last.
 
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robbyrob

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a little curious why no one is suggesting Avast? I only see 31MB for RAM and 0% CPU. I have been wanting to switch. Not sure why I dont like this AV but I dont. I was thinking about 360 but everyone talking about their privacy ##### got me spooked but then again does anyone care to tell me what they are actually collecting that everyone is freaking out about? Also how does that compare with other AV like Avast Avira etc..

ok so now I see that Avira is only 6.9 MB. WOW nice! going to stick with this for a while and see how I like it vs Avast. Still curious on what privacy info 360 is collecting if anyone knows? I ran it for a while but bailed on it when I started reading privacy issues. I wonder if it's just panic since its a Chinese company or are they really collecting some serious info from us?
 
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Personally I don't like avast because it misses too many PUPs and I don't like their zero-day modules. Avira free seems to be doing a Really Good job there days. BD Free is ok but I prefer Avira cloud (signatures + some kind of heuristics) instead of active virus control
 
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Is Sophos Home Free Really have Behavior Blocker?

And how about Auto remove threats ?

Thanks
 

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Is Sophos Home Free Really have Behavior Blocker?

And how about Auto remove threats ?

Thanks
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robbyrob

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So now I went to check task manager and saw this??
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41.6 MB of RAM also when I first checked it I only had 1 task for Avira. How come I have 6 now?
 
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Because of the launcher (Avira + Avira Launcher).

I think the launcher it's useless on the free version, if you install the "offline" version you will not have it.

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No because it doesn't detect much, not many settings and no malicious website protection - does Avira protect MS Edge from malicious websites and is it any good?
It does have malicious website protection. not the best but it has. as for your question
Qihoo 360 Total Security but it does not have a good web filter
 

robbyrob

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that was it.. uninstalled it and installed the offline version and its only 31 MB.

thanks!
 

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Avira Shadow Copy process and AVguard process totally exist on numerous version of Avira and sometimes the resource may spike little but not exceed on the limit average. Meanwhile for Qihoo's privacy issue, well its collecting only the sufficient information for detection and other than that everything are for statistics. @robbyrob
 

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To add website protection You need to click on web protection in avira launcher and that will add avira extension to chrome (no other modifications)
 
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1. BitDefender Antivirus Free
2. 360 TS
3. Avast Antivirus Free (its good for me at least)
4. AVG Antivirus Free
 
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My setup for my friend is Avast free (enabled PUP, disabled transient caching) + windows firewall + unchecky + google chrome with ublock (some malware filters) and bitdefender trafficlight
feel so light and no slow down
 

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