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

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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. Garzaman

    Garzaman Level 2

    Nov 14, 2017
    68
    464
    Seller
    Madrid, Spain
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    My vote goes for Kaspersky free.

    It´s curious to see how opinions moving, I perceive that this is a forum with great knowledge.

    In this same vote a year or two ago, we could see Qihoo, Avira, Baidu, Tencent, Comodo ... and it's early, but I have not seen any vote towards them.

    I love seeing that there are no preconceived ideas and that people value the quality of the moment.

    Thanks for that. :)

    P.S. I think the difference will be between 16-20 and that Avast will win, although my choice is Kaspersky
     
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  2. Anupam

    Anupam Level 21

    Jul 7, 2014
    1,002
    2,235
    Windows 7
    Only downside that I feel with Kaspersky free is it does not have any BB. Other that that it's a very good one.
     
  3. Garzaman

    Garzaman Level 2

    Nov 14, 2017
    68
    464
    Seller
    Madrid, Spain
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    You're totally right, but the truth, for me, very few people run their antivirus alone. Some use firewall policies, others an antiexe, others a bit of everything. In the end, if I use Kaspersky free + VoodooShield, I do not miss a BB very much, that's why Kaspersky is now, for me, the first choice.
    For running alone would be Avast for sure
     
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  4. LahiruTarz

    LahiruTarz Level 3

    Jul 6, 2015
    100
    317
    Software Engineer
    Colombo
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    1. Kaspersky Free
    2. If possible, Windows Defender (which comes with Redstone 3)
     
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  5. Andrew999

    Andrew999 Level 20

    Dec 17, 2014
    962
    8,960
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    I would say Kaspersky Free
     
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  6. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
    Trusted AV Tester

    Apr 18, 2016
    1,818
    13,255
    Vietnam
    Windows 8.1
    Avast
    If we use just a single security product, avast is by far the best and one of the hardest to bypass by normal malware

    Comodo is also another option but it's like a default-deny product. It's AV component is poor. It's useful for moderate to advanced users

    Kaspersky free has the best signatures and the best cloud implementation but it's too risky to use it alone. Must use with VS or other products

    Panda free has good web filter (bundled with adwares), OK signatures but very poor BB

    WD is good too but I don't believe it's enough to use alone and the internet connection must always be available because the offline signatures are average or mediocre

    Qihoo: it's very bad against zero-day malwares, extremely poor BB and cloud engine, good HIPS but only good against ransomwares. not recommended
     
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  7. Aluno

    Aluno Level 1

    Aug 15, 2016
    33
    78
    Jaworzno
    Windows 10
    ESET
    In my opinion - Avast and Kasperky Free
     
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  8. Anupam

    Anupam Level 21

    Jul 7, 2014
    1,002
    2,235
    Windows 7
    Agreed. I personally do not like lots of security suits :p. Reason is simple. I know my clicks :) . But still I want atleast someone to look beyond my common sense :p . Avast is doing the job for quite a long time.

    In my dad's system I kept only Kaspersky and his account I created as a limited access rights since he does not install any softwares and I don't want to provide administrative permission to someone who does not know much what he is doing :D
     
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  9. carsten ibsen

    carsten ibsen Level 20

    Sep 18, 2016
    981
    5,213
    retired
    denmark
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Bitdefender and Windows Defender,I think:)
     
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  10. Technozz

    Technozz Level 2

    Jul 24, 2015
    50
    208
    -
    -
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    1. Avast free (very light on many computer i have installed :))
    2. Bitdefender free (if you don't like many config, just install and forget :cool:)
     
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  11. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

    Apr 1, 2017
    1,188
    5,244
    IRAN
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Kaspersky free and total security 360.
     
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  12. Windows Defender Shill

    Apr 28, 2017
    226
    1,050
    Alabama
    Windows 10
    Webroot
  13. In2an3_PpG

    In2an3_PpG Level 11

    Nov 15, 2016
    505
    8,353
    IT Jr. Network Admin
    United States
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    1. Comodo
    2. Avast
     
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  14. TheJokerz

    TheJokerz Level 4

    Jan 7, 2016
    184
    557
    Information Technology
    Ohio
    Windows 10
    Webroot
    I am voting for Kaspersky Free Antivirus. I have been using this on my laptop for last 3-4 months and am loving it.
     
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  15. Jimy Pérez

    Jimy Pérez Level 1

    Jun 10, 2016
    10
    70
    mantenimiento pc
    valencia-venezuela
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    kapersky free ! and avast.
     
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  16. Overlord

    Overlord Level 8
    Content Creator

    Feb 22, 2013
    364
    10,207
    Poland
    ESET
    Kaspersky free.:)
     
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  17. Iapepe

    Iapepe Level 4

    Mar 17, 2013
    193
    520
    Romania
    Windows 10
    Kaspersky
    I vote for Avira and Bitdefender free version.
     
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  18. daljeet

    daljeet Level 5

    Jun 14, 2017
    243
    2,400
    india
    Linux Ubuntu
    My vote goes to panda free and Kaspersky they're doing very well
     
  19. steel9

    steel9 Level 3

    Jun 23, 2017
    146
    407
    Sweden
    Windows 10
    F-Secure
    Avast. Many tweaking options and provides great protection
     
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  20. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
    663
    5,200
    Loving / caring Husband :)
    Europe
    Windows 10
    BullGuard
    avast free ofcourse , no doubt about that here! ;)
     
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