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. Faybert

    Faybert Level 10
    AV Tester

    Jan 8, 2017
    463
    1,925
    Brasil
    Windows 10
    G-Data
    No, they use the Kaspersky engine.
     
  2. ShadicTheHedgehog

    Nov 11, 2017
    29
    108
    Pabianice
    Windows 7
    Zemana
    My voting: SecureAPlus and Zemana. Because both softwares are good connection in protection and real-time scanning.
     
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  3. deemanthax

    deemanthax Level 1

    Dec 13, 2016
    19
    50
    Colombo
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    Bitdefender free
     
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  4. pablozi

    pablozi Level 22
    Trusted

    Jun 14, 2011
    1,154
    4,916
    Null Island
    Windows 10
    Default-Deny
    Windows Defender
     
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  5. Der.Reisende

    Der.Reisende Level 32
    Trusted AV Tester

    Dec 27, 2014
    2,195
    23,460
    Tax Officer
    Germany
    Windows 10
    Norton
    +1

    Avast / AVG have an incredible good cloud, and their BB is able to block most threats.
    I also like the 30-seconds-sandbox feature.

    Qihoo 360 TS(E) has lost ground in terms of signatures and protection against more sophistacated threats like fileless malware, but also ransomware.
     
  6. tonibalas

    tonibalas Level 38
    Trusted

    Sep 26, 2014
    2,794
    19,961
    My choice for this year is Avast.
    I think implementing the BB of AVG was a big step forward and now other free solutions are trying to catch up with them
     
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  7. Slyguy

    Slyguy Level 21

    Jan 27, 2017
    1,095
    4,389
    Fortinet Engineer
    USA
    Other OS
    FortiClient is the easy winner IMO.

    Most specifically, now that it has a HitmanPro-Alert like anti-exploit system in it - for free. In addition to over the last year they've added anti-botnet and some other technologies. All for free. Best of all, virtually no telemetry goes out from it.

    My second choice is Kaspersky Free, no contest there for second place IMO.
     
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  8. low L!fe

    low L!fe Level 3

    Oct 11, 2014
    111
    205
    Windows 10
    BitDefender
    Free Protection : AVG is my vote
    Second : Panda Free Antivirus
     
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  9. Gandalf_The_Grey

    Apr 24, 2016
    150
    548
    The Netherlands
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    1) Kaspersky Free Antivirus
    2) Panda Free Antivirus
     
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  10. overdivine

    overdivine Level 1

    Aug 21, 2013
    35
    117
    windows defender
     
  11. DeepWeb

    DeepWeb Level 9

    Jul 1, 2017
    437
    1,417
    Nurse
    On a journey
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    1. Avast
    2. Panda
     
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  12. Stas

    Stas Level 6

    Feb 21, 2015
    281
    887
    IT Technician
    My vote for Kaspersky & Avast
     
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  13. amico81

    amico81 Level 7

    Jan 10, 2017
    300
    1,207
    Germany
    Windows 10
    G-Data
    My second vote goes to Panda
     
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  14. RoboMan

    RoboMan Level 17
    Content Creator

    Jun 24, 2016
    832
    8,392
    USA
    Windows 10
    ESET
    Avast Free.

    Soon they will replace the "Awarded AV-TEST 5 stars" with "Awarded Best Antivirus on MalwareTips".
     
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  15. Huỳnh Nam

    Huỳnh Nam Level 2

    Oct 16, 2015
    57
    175
    Vietnam
    Windows 7
    BullGuard
    BullGuard + Zemana
     
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  16. Syafiq

    Syafiq Level 7

    May 8, 2017
    330
    2,134
    Student
    Indonesia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    #56 Syafiq, Dec 14, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2017
    Bullguard is a paid AV ;) My choice is Avast Free Antivirus
     
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  17. liubomirwm

    liubomirwm Level 5

    Mar 1, 2014
    224
    559
    Student
    Status Excessu
    Windows 10
    Microsoft
    Avast and Windows Defender.
     
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  18. Viking

    Viking Level 22
    Trusted

    Oct 2, 2011
    1,123
    5,723
    Australia
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
    1st Avast free
    2nd Kaspersky free
     
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  19. Jack Sparoow

    Jack Sparoow Level 3

    Sep 11, 2014
    134
    684
    Algeria
    Windows 10
    Emsisoft
  20. Hanmin147

    Hanmin147 Level 28

    Jul 28, 2014
    1,786
    7,607
    Windows 10
    Avast
    Avast free! Always go around trying other but come back to it in the end
     
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