Help Me Decide Free Antivirus of the Year 2015 [POLL]

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Best Free Antivirus of 2015?

Poll closed Dec 31, 2015.
  1. Avast Free Antivirus

    33 vote(s)
  2. Avira Free Antivirus

    12 vote(s)
  3. Comodo Internet Security

    22 vote(s)
  4. Panda Free Antivirus

    7 vote(s)
  5. Qihoo 360 Total Security

    37 vote(s)
  1. jackuars

    jackuars Level 22

    Jul 2, 2014
    #1 jackuars, Dec 14, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2015
    List of products to compare:
    Avast vs Avira vs Comodo vs Panda vs Qihoo 360
    What I am most interested about:

    And the Winners for the Best Free Antivirus of the Year 2015 are

    • 1. Qihoo 360 Total Security (33.33%)
    • 2. Avast Free Antivirus (29.7%)
    • 3. Comodo Internet Security Premium (19.8%)
    Thanks to all your votes (111 of them)

    From your nominations at Free Antivirus of the Year [Nominations Thread], 5 products have been selected for the final poll phase starting today.

    The poll will be closed on 31st Dec 2015 and the winner revealed on 1st Jan 2016.

    Do reply in this thread which product you chose and why?

    Also please take a moment to mention the Pro's and Con's you have found in the Product, so that it will be helpful for others while making their decision.

    Related Threads:

    Avast Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's
    Qihoo 360 Total Security - The Pro's and Con's
    Comodo Internet Security Premium - The Pro's and Con's
    Panda Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's
    Avira Free Antivirus - The Pro's and Con's
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  2. nikos200

    nikos200 Level 2

    Nov 18, 2015
    Windows 10
    for me 360 ts....very simple for novice users....just killing the virus for you without asking!!!!!and it has very very good detection.the best for novice users
  3. Kate_L

    Kate_L Former Member

    Jun 21, 2014
    Computer Security
    From the list you posted I love Comodo, Avast, Qihoo. From all 3 of them I voted Comodo. Comodo offers the best protection out there. In the second place is Avast, Qihoo is amazing, the downside of Qihoo is FP / Memory usage.
  4. Soulweave

    Soulweave Moderator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 14, 2015
    Windows 10
    between the 4 listed, avast for its features and userfriendly. Comodo is the least user friendly.
    Not to say avast doesn't have its fair share of issues and unecessary bundles which require the user to do a custom install.
    Panda, has always been a hit or miss.
    Qihoo 360, well I have my reservation towards this or any product released by its company, so will not comment further on it.
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  5. toto

    toto Level 3

    Oct 15, 2014
    Windows 10
    Avast for me :D

    I find Comodo very intrusive, not user friendly
    Qihoo 360 has a great detection rate but you can not delete the detected file if you want and is too much dependent on the cloud
    Panda: didn't use it
    Avast has a great detection rate, you can customize it they you want and light on system :rolleyes:
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  6. DracusNarcrym

    DracusNarcrym Level 19

    Oct 16, 2015
    Windows 10
    #6 DracusNarcrym, Dec 14, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
    My vote goes to: COMODO Internet Security

    COMODO Internet Security provides near complete and impenetrable protection, when used by users with at least a medium level of knowledge in computers and IT in general. It provides multiple robust and (almost fully) customizable levels of protection, which are all offered for a completely free, lifetime license (no "renewal" or registration required to use the product).
    However, in many (if not most) situations, it can be quite obtrusive and it is notorious for not being user friendly and as such it requires a certain level of experience in computers and/or IT to use it properly and effectively.
    But, like I mentioned above, in the hands of sufficiently experienced users, COMODO Internet Security can be one of the most powerful and versatile security solutions available.
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  7. Pat MacKnife

    Pat MacKnife Level 4

    Jul 14, 2015
    Belgium (Europe)
    Windows 10
    #7 Pat MacKnife, Dec 14, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2015
    Qihoo 360 Total Security has the best detection, and good and easy Gui

    Avast haven't use this for over 5 years
    Panda always gives me a BSOD on my machine
    Comodo is to bloated and to difficult with its firewall (advanced users)
  8. jamescv7

    jamescv7 Level 61

    Mar 15, 2011
    Web and FileMaker Developer
    Windows 10
    Its a very though competition from now and my vote goes to which it must considered the practical yet can easily cope up by majority of users.

    Avast will be my vote this time because of how it revolves the overall concepts where nothing became unnecessary but generous, we can see in the way where performance may not be perfect like multi engine AV programs but its demands is not what typically advertisement claims only.

    Qihoo on the other hand, even though contains multi-AV engine part but some performance brought issues for users who experience it.

    Comodo IS still better in terms of advance users.
  9. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 33
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2014
    Tax Officer
    Windows 10
    Quick Heal
    Qihoo 360 Total Security because of it's fast programme updates (bug fixing), very good customer service, good signatures, bonus features and including Avira + BD for free, additionally, fast reaction to new threats. Compared to Avast, I didn't notice system slowdown on agressive settings. Never tried Comodo or Panda though. Did not like the free version of Avira.
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  10. Behold Eck

    Behold Eck Level 9

    Jun 22, 2014
    Comodo Internet Security for the range of features it offers, all round protection and lightness on the system.

    Regards Eck:)
  11. OokamiCreed

    OokamiCreed Level 18

    May 8, 2015
    Student (Information Technology)
    Pennsylvania (east of Pittsburgh)
    Windows 10
    Voted for Comodo IS. Because of the firewall... (HIPS, sandbox, and obviously the firewall itself).
  12. Quassar

    Quassar Level 7

    Feb 10, 2012
    Poland, Bielsko - Biała
    lol i dont belive avira have so much less vote... and where is Sophos...
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  13. Hangtooth

    Hangtooth Level 5

    Dec 5, 2015
    Burnaby, BC
    I voted Avira just because it's fun to watch the umbrella go from closed to open in the taskbar as you start up windows.

    That and it hasn't given me a false positive yet, hehe. It hasn't detected a thing, unlike another product i won't name that seemed to be manufacturing threats to make itself look good.
  14. CMLew

    CMLew Level 22

    Oct 30, 2015
    Registered Safety Practitioner
    Windows 10
    Comodo for me!
    It's free and contains essential features to protect.
    Another plus point is Comodo gives you a great learning curve on how security program works by tweaking settings.
  15. songoku316

    songoku316 Level 6

    Jul 25, 2014
    Windows 10
    for me qihoo 360 very good detection and very light
  16. KokoKid

    KokoKid New Member

    Sep 27, 2015
    Student, persuing IT job
    I find Comoda very techy and very misunderstanding for the average user.

    I voted for Avast for it's high detection rate and light and simple to use/understand for the average person
  17. jackuars

    jackuars Level 22

    Jul 2, 2014
    Extract from the first post:

  18. aseu2k15

    aseu2k15 New Member

    Nov 26, 2015
    City of Flowers
    I voted Comodo for it's multy layer protections (AV, HIPS, Sandbox, Good Firewall), customizable and light on system.
  19. Quassar

    Quassar Level 7

    Feb 10, 2012
    Poland, Bielsko - Biała
    @jackuars i know but i still dont belive probably that why becasue its new and some guys didnt have time look on it, test..
  20. jackuars

    jackuars Level 22

    Jul 2, 2014
    Note the competition ends in 3 days. :D Do post the Pro's and Con's of your favorite antivirus in the related threads if you haven't.
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