Battle Free Antivirus of the Year 2021 - Nomination Phase

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Software comparison
All free antivirus products
Feature comparison
  1. Ease of use
  2. Impact on hardware performance
  3. Most available features
  4. Core protection (malware and heuristic engine)
  5. Internet protection (web filtering, anti-phishing, anti-spam, browser extension)
  6. Proactive protection (anti-exploit, behavior blocker, IDS-HIPS, sandbox)
  7. Network protection (firewall, anti-botnet)
  8. Ransomware protection
  9. Banking and payments protection
  10. Machine learning and A.I. capabilities
  11. Privacy protections (VPN, anti-tracking)


Level 23
Top poster
Apr 16, 2017
1. Kaspersky
2. BitDefender
Kaspersky gets the top position. Both are light on system resources imo, BD is slighty heavy in terms of RAM though and many settings are not accessible to user in BD free. No MS Defender because Defender keeps automatically enabling itself if for some reason you disable it in settings.

Sorry for my opinion, but i HATE windows defender for some reasons (cloud dependent), my nominates:
1. Kaspersky
2. Norton
3. Bitdefender
All of them uses cloud protection as well, I don't get your point. Also Norton is not free.
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