Help Me Decide Free Antivirus of the Year 2017 [Nominations Thread]

Discussion in 'Compare Apps' started by jackuars, Dec 11, 2017.

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[BET POLL] By what margin will the 2017 free antivirus winner beat the 2nd place?

Poll closed Dec 19, 2017.
  1. 1-5 votes

    23.2%
  2. 6-10

    21.7%
  3. 11-15

    20.3%
  4. 16-20

    5.8%
  5. >20 votes

    29.0%
  1. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

    Jul 2, 2014
    1,086
    2,127
    #1 jackuars, Dec 11, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    List of products to compare:
    Every Free Antivirus
    What I am most interested about:
    • Learning curve (Ease of Use)
    • Graphical User Interface
    • Exclusive Features & Functionality
    Why I want to compare:
    To know MT User's Choice of their favorite free antivirus
    So we're back again after 2 years :D Back in 2015 Qihoo Total Security was our winner. Let's see who takes the gRAND pRIZE this year. :cool:
    • The winner will be decided in 2 PHASES.
    • This thread will be a NOMINATION THREAD.The 5 most nominated products from this thread will be considered for the POLL THREAD in the next phase
    • How many products can you nominate? : You can nominate atmost 2 products [only free]. It can be Antivirus or Internet security or Total Security products
    • This thread will be closed on 20-12-2017 and a new poll thread will be opened for the second phase from 20-12-2017 to 29-12-2017.
    • The WINNER will be declared on 30st Dec 2017.

    So let us begin!!! o_O

    (x votes by N people)
    -------------------------------
    PRODUCT NOMINATIONS below (till userX)
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  2. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

    Jul 2, 2014
    1,086
    2,127
    Am going to kick this off by voting for Avast. After acquiring AVG's technologies it's become extremely good, and thus my switch from 360 Total Security :)
     
    AtlBo, Jack, Sunshine-boy and 9 others like this.
  3. bribon77

    bribon77 Level 10

    Jul 6, 2017
    491
    3,369
    spain
    Windows 7
    Emsisoft
    My vote goes to Kaspersky free.:)
     
    ZeroDay, AtlBo, daljeet and 9 others like this.
  4. Warrior

    Warrior Level 4

    Sep 2, 2014
    174
    337
    retired
    Scotland
    My Brain, and ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus
     
    AtlBo, daljeet, browneylad and 5 others like this.
  5. n0k0m3

    n0k0m3 Level 1

    May 29, 2017
    18
    64
    US
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Avast and Windows Defender
     
    toto, ZeroDay, AtlBo and 6 others like this.
  6. SecretKeeper

    SecretKeeper Level 3

    Dec 25, 2015
    103
    1,525
    England
    Windows 10
    Avast
    I'm going to go for Avast! :D
     
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  7. Overkill

    Overkill Level 30
    Trusted

    Feb 15, 2012
    2,105
    1,997
    USA
    Windows 7
    Default-Deny
    Avast is my vote
     
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  8. amico81

    amico81 Level 6

    Jan 10, 2017
    298
    1,199
    Germany
    Windows 10
    G-Data
    Big improvement and good scores at our malwarehub -> Avast is my vote
     
    ZeroDay, AtlBo, tonibalas and 7 others like this.
  9. BigWrench

    BigWrench Level 3

    Apr 13, 2014
    143
    409
    Windows 10
    ESET
    I like Panda.... however I'm a bit odd.
     
    ZeroDay, AtlBo, liubomirwm and 9 others like this.
  10. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    451
    1,878
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    G-Data
    Kaspersky free (y)
     
    ZeroDay, AtlBo, daljeet and 8 others like this.
  11. BryanB

    BryanB Level 3

    Aug 17, 2017
    114
    626
    Handyman
    MI
    Windows 7
    Default-Deny
    #11 BryanB, Dec 12, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
    +1 BigWrench. I vote for Avira and VoodooShield, both very lite and effective.
     
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  12. Daniel Hidalgo

    Daniel Hidalgo Level 32
    Trusted AV Tester

    Mar 17, 2015
    2,141
    24,627
    system technique
    Tultitlan, Mexico State, Mexico
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    Kaspersky Free
     
    omidomi, ZeroDay, AtlBo and 11 others like this.
  13. russ0408

    russ0408 Level 4

    Jul 28, 2013
    165
    674
    Retired truck driver
    Ontario Canada
    Windows 10
    Avast
    I have to vote Avast, now that they incorporated AVG's behavioral blocker, and when set hardening mode to aggressive it's pretty hard to beat.
     
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  14. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami Level 8
    Content Creator

    May 13, 2017
    376
    1,592
    Postal Worker
    Slovakia
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky Free Antivirus
    Panda Free Antivirus


    I keep forgetting, that they even offer AV, Bitdefender signatures, right?
     
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  15. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

    Jan 16, 2017
    711
    6,548
    SSD
    Windows 8.1
    Emsisoft
    I vote Avast as well.
     
    AtlBo, BryanB, daljeet and 6 others like this.
  16. kaleci07

    kaleci07 Level 1

    Jul 6, 2015
    37
    130
    avast free
     
    AtlBo, daljeet, Jimy Pérez and 2 others like this.
  17. monkeylove

    monkeylove Level 2

    Mar 9, 2014
    59
    107
    Which ones have popup ads that can't be disabled?
     
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  18. Hector1

    Hector1 Level 3

    Aug 4, 2015
    117
    344
    Italy
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Kaspersky free and Avast for me ;)
     
    ZeroDay, AtlBo, daljeet and 5 others like this.
  19. Anupam

    Anupam Level 20

    Jul 7, 2014
    999
    2,223
    Windows 7
    My vote goes unanimously to Avast Free with Hardened mode enabled ( Moderate ) + PUP detection enabled.
     
    AtlBo, daljeet, Jimy Pérez and 2 others like this.
  20. Sathya

    Sathya New Member

    Aug 8, 2017
    2
    4
    Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    Bitdefender free version. Awesome. Better than kaspersky free by providing BBD and free version use the same engine as commercial one. Thanks to bitdefender.
     
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