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Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.

Q: Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.

Good afternoon everyone,
 
I hope you are all well?
 
Sorry to worry you, but please could you help me and let me know which FREE Antivirus is the best one to use for 2016?
The reason I ask this is because I have had to get a new desktop computer, as my old one would cost me more to repair/fix so I have bought a new computer.
 
My computer is a Lenovo all in one desktop, specs are as follows:
 
1.Operating System is: Windows 10 Home 64 bit x 64- based processor.
 
2. Processor: Intel ® celeron ® CPU J 3160 @ 1.60 GHz 1.60 GHz
 
3. Installed RAM: 4.00GB
 
4. Hard Drive: 1 Terabit
 
At the moment I have the following FREE programs installed:
 
1. C Cleaner
 
2.  Secunia PSI
 
3. Malwarebytes Antimalware.
 
I used to use Sophos Home FREE, would you recommend me using it?
Please could you kindly let me know what FREE Antivirus you would recommend for 2016?
What other FREE programs would you recommend for me?
 
At the moment I am using McAfee LiveSafe, which  is a paid antivirus and came preinstalled on my computer and that is due to expire, so I want to replace it with a free antivirus.
 
I am very careful and I do use common sense.
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon, thank you so much in advance for your help, support and replies I really appreciate it.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  
 
 

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A: Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Everyone's system is different and sometimes you may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Here are links to some related discussion topics:Which anti-virus program are you using?Best Free Antivirus?Best Antivirus?Best anti-virus software for windows 8?Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Here are links to BC polls:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand ScannerI generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay, then I would recommend either Sophos Home Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition if you prefer not to use Windows 8/10 Defender.For more suggestions see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.Just like with anti-virus programs...there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-malware solution to supplement your existing security protection.See Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.
 

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I understand its Free vs Paid product comparision but anyway
 

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

If a security soft ranks amongst the top performing AVs, it won't matter much if it does function correctly or causes problems on your specific system.

From lab test results F-Secure has an edge over Panda during testing the past few years in terms of detection (although higher false positives).

From users, it seems more prefer Panda - which is one of Neil Rubenking's (PCMag) favs (that don't mean much - but that is just my opinion).

I'd say, in terms of overall protection, Panda has a slight edge; it might protect your system in a few instances that F-Secure will not.
 

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Good afternoon everyone,
 
I hope you are all well?
 
Sorry to worry you, but please could you help me and let me know which FREE Antivirus is the best one to use for 2016?
The reason I ask this is because I have had to get a new desktop computer, as my old one would cost me more to repair/fix so I have bought a new computer.
 
My computer is a Lenovo all in one desktop, specs are as follows:
 
1.Operating System is: Windows 10 Home 64 bit x 64- based processor.
 
2. Processor: Intel ® celeron ® CPU J 3160 @ 1.60 GHz 1.60 GHz
 
3. Installed RAM: 4.00GB
 
4. Hard Drive: 1 Terabit
 
At the moment I have the following FREE programs installed:
 
1. C Cleaner
 
2.  Secunia PSI
 
3. Malwarebytes Antimalware.
 
I used to use Sophos Home FREE, would you recommend me using it?
Please could you kindly let me know what FREE Antivirus you would recommend for 2016?
What other FREE programs would you recommend for me?
 
At the moment I am using McAfee LiveSafe, which  is a paid antivirus and came preinstalled on my computer and that is due to expire, so I want to replace it with a free antivirus.
 
I am very careful and I do use common sense.
 
I look forward to hearing from you soon, thank you so much in advance for your help, support and replies I really appreciate it.
 
Kind Regards
 
TheHappyOne  
 
 

A:Best FREE Antivirus 2016 for Windows 10 please thank you.

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. Everyone's system is different and sometimes you may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.Here are links to some related discussion topics:Which anti-virus program are you using?Best Free Antivirus?Best Antivirus?Best anti-virus software for windows 8?Looking for recommended anti-virus softwaresWhat is the best antivirus protection?What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?Here are links to BC polls:Poll: Best Antivirus and FirewallPoll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand ScannerI gen... Read more

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Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016. Which one do you pick and why?
 

A:Sophos Home Free Antivirus vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

I have to say that I haven't tried Sophos until now. But my opinion about Panda goes like this.

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM)?Panda is efficient in both of them, but during scans it may use more CPU resources

Real World System Impact?Quiet Low

User Friendliness? 5/5

User Interface? 5/5

Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker)?4/5
Overall Winner? Since i haven't tried Sophos I cannot give verdict for the best between the two.

Thankyou And Happy New Year.
 

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Hello there everyone,

I'm actually on Kaspersky Antivirus v2016, and i was wishing to go to the freeware side. But i definitly do not want to sacrifice security. Does Panda offer same or even better security than Kaspersky, or shall i rather stay where i am?

Any opinions are welcome.. Thanks in advance
 

A:Panda 2016 Free vs Kaspersky Antivirus 2016

without doubt, i'd choose kaspersky antivirus
 

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I know WD has improved immensely on Windows 10. Panda I do not know much about however.
 

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Bitdefender has released stable build of its Free Antivirus

"Bitdefender Free 2016 is no longer under BETA.

It has been released as full today 5 December 2016.

There is no changelog available for this product."

Download link http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
Announcement on the forum Bitdefender Anti-Virus FREE 2016
User Guide http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:Bitdefender Antivirus Free 2016 Final released for Windows

This is the final version
 

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Recommended settings are same for all three.
You should read help file if you don't understand any settings.

AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE 2016

One good thing about AVG antivirus free is that the license granted never expires. So once you install it you can keep using it for many years without registering or getting a new key every year.

DOWNLOAD LINK AVG ANTIVIRUS FREE

AVG | Antivirus Software Download

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

You may untick ?Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu?

Untick ?Ask me before removing threats?
Tick ?Scan files on close?

Tick ?Scan for tracking cookies?

Select ?Complete at next computer restart?
Click ?Apply? and ?OK?


Spoiler: First time scan
FIRST TIME SCAN

After you have installed AVG antivirus free you must do whole computer scan for the first time.
To do so click ?Scan Now? as shown below

Let AVG complete the scan.


Spoiler: Read Help File
HELP FILE

It is recommended that user read the help file to understand various features and settings of AVG.
To open help file select ?options->Help contents?

User can also access help file by clicking ??? at lower right corner from advanced settings

AVG Internet Security/Antivirus 2016 Recommended settings

DOWNLOAD LINK
AVG ANTIVIRUS 2016

AVG | Antivirus Software Download
AVG INTERNET SECURITY 2016

AVG | Antivirus Software Download

RECOMMENDED SETTINGS

You may untick ?Show AVG Shredder in the Windows context menu?

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A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus 2016 vs FortiClient 5.4 Free

What if I were to tell you, there is NO best?

What Antivirus do you currently use, and why is it important for you to know which one is the better product?
 

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Which av is best ?

BD Free is not compatible with Windows 10
 

A:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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Hi so i just revived my long dead laptop with new hardisk and RAM but only for the purpose of office works... the only OS i can install to this machine is its original Windows XP Pro.

so i want to install he best/free/light antivirus to this laptop, can u recommend me anytng? previously i used kaspersky 11 but not anymore since im sure this machine cant handle the recent version... will be lagged during startup and anything...

Ive read about Avira so i went to their web and download the free version however i bet its not compatible witn XP anymore as there was eror when i double clicked it and its not running anytng... so please a good one to protect this machine?

regards

A:Best free antivirus for Win XP 2016?

Avira and Avast both work for XP. You may have to use an older version.
What is the make and model # of the laptop? I have installed Windows 10 and 7 32 bit in laptops that are up 10 years or 12 years old, as long as they have at least 2GB of RAM. Occasionally you might have a problem finding the Video driver on the oldest models and then can only use the standard VGA but it works.

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Hi so i just revived my long dead laptop with new hardisk and RAM but only for the purpose of office works... the only OS i can install to this machine is its original Windows XP Pro.

so i want to install he best/free/light antivirus to this laptop, can u recommend me anytng? previously i used kaspersky 11 but not anymore since im sure this machine cant handle the recent version... will be lagged during startup and anything...

Ive read about Avira so i went to their web and download the free version however i bet its not compatible witn XP anymore as there was eror when i double clicked it and its not running anytng... so please a good one to protect this machine?

regards

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What is the best free antivirus?
 

A:Best Free Antivirus (March 2016). Poll.

360 TS or Avast free...
360 TS free but with more features than avast
 

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Bitdefender has released stable build of its Free Antivirus

"Bitdefender Free 2016 is no longer under BETA.

It has been released as full today 5 December 2016.

There is no changelog available for this product."

Download link http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/agent/en-us/bitdefender_online.exe
Announcement on the forum Bitdefender Anti-Virus FREE 2016
User Guide http://download.bitdefender.com/windows/bp/Bitdefender_AntivirusFree_2016_en.pdf
 

A:BitDefender Antivirus Free 2016 FINAL

This is the final version
 

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Hello everybody,
 
As you may have noticed the New Bitdefender Free 2016 BETA is available.
 
You can access the beta page using this link. Bitdefender FREE 2016
 
Please keep in mind that this is a BETA release and not the final product.
 
You can send us your feedback by pressing the cog wheel icon in the top right of the interface and selecting Help and Support.
 
P:S  This new BETA supports Windows 10. ( https://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=70184&p=256113 )
 

Full Features List

 

Advanced Threat Control
Behavioral detection technology acts as an additional protective layer by constantly monitoring active programs and tagging suspicious activities.

Web protection
Never worry about phishing or any type of online fraud when you shop, bank or just surf online. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 can also filter out inappropriate content.


Virus Scanning and Removal
On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses.

Ultra-fast Scanning
With SmartScan, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 learns how you use your computer so it avoids slowing you down when scanning files for malware.

Improve the performance of your device
The innovative Photon technology optimizes scanning processes in relation to your PC configuration so speed and performance remain unaffected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Hello everybody,
 
As you may have noticed the New Bitdefender Free 2016 BETA is available.
 
You can access the beta page using this link. Bitdefender FREE 2016
 
Please keep in mind that this is a BETA release and not the final product.
 
You can send us your feedback by pressing the cog wheel icon in the top right of the interface and selecting Help and Support.
 
P:S  This new BETA supports Windows 10. ( https://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=70184&p=256113 )
 

Full Features List

 

Advanced Threat Control
Behavioral detection technology acts as an additional protective layer by constantly monitoring active programs and tagging suspicious activities.

Web protection
Never worry about phishing or any type of online fraud when you shop, bank or just surf online. Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 can also filter out inappropriate content.


Virus Scanning and Removal
On-demand scanning - powerful scan engines ensure detection and removal of all viruses.

Ultra-fast Scanning
With SmartScan, Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition 2016 learns how you use your computer so it avoids slowing you down when scanning files for malware.

Improve the performance of your device
The innovative Photon technology optimizes scanning processes in relation to your PC configuration so speed and performance remain unaffected.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A:BitDefender Free Antivirus 2016 BETA.

If you are an Authorized Company Representative for Bitdefender (Author, Developer, Researcher, Support Engineer), please read the information I have just sent via PM to your inbox.

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Effective Malware Blocking
Panda scored very well in my hands-on malware blocking test. When I opened a folder containing my current malware sample collection, it didn't do anything immediately. That's because Panda waits for a significant event like file creation or modification; it doesn't scan just because a process accessed the file. When I copies the collection to another folder, Panda got to work, quickly wiping out 86 percent of the samples.

It also caught some of the remaining samples when I launched them. Overall, it detected 89 percent of the samples and earned 8.8 points, the same as Kaspersky. Among products tested with this same collection, Trend Micro has the best scores, with 93 percent detection and 9.1 points.

Results from tests with my previous malware collection aren't directly comparable, of course, but you have to appreciate what Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus (2015) did with that bunch. It detected 100 percent of the samples and earned a perfect 10 points.

My malicious URL blocking test doesn't rely on a pre-set collection of samples. Rather, I take the very newest list of malicious URLs supplied by MRG-Effitas and attempt to download real-world malware samples. The antivirus gets credit for blocking access to the URL or for wiping out the file during or immediately after the download. I keep at this test until I have results for 100 very new malicious URLs.

As I proceeded with the test, Panda's stats stayed remarkably... Read more

A:Panda Free Antivirus (2016) PCMag review

I should not provide any questions for Panda cause they have already identical two flip side of a story in the test.

One is independent organization test and user based test.
 

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Which free antivirus software do you recommend?
 

A:Which free antivirus software do you recommend? (March 2016)

360 TS or Avast free...
360 TS free but with more features than avast
 

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

NEW: Beta version released - 2016.12.1.2263

With best Regards
Mops21
 

A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016.12.1.2263 BETA

After reading the changes, the "Removed NG (VHardware virtualization) - moved the technology to cloud, in next betas we will introduce new flow for handling unknown files" sounds interesting. I know they had issues with NG (Windows 10 and some Windows 8 and 8.1).

They need to work more on the Suspicious Behavior (HIPS), some malware can bypass it.
 

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Hi there

I have got Avira running on Windows 10 home and has been great. But recently the automatic update function has stopped working. It works fine on my other surface, just my laptop seems to be having problems. Any ideas.

I also have a current post on Avira Answers.

Also welcome any other suggestions for another free antivirus that doesn't have a lot of annoying notifications for adds.

A:Avira Free Antivirus 2016 Automatic Update Problem

You don't have CryptoPrevent on that system do you?
Windows Defender is pretty good now.

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Hi all

Avast Free Antivirus NEW: Beta Version released - 2016.12.2.2275

In this release, we are trying to finish a few long-going internal projects. Especially improved licensing and registration to Windows Security center.

Fixes and improvements:
+ Fixed issues with the new implementation of Windows Security center registration
+ The new Settings > Components menu is ready - please report any issues

Known Issues:
- From time to time, Avast GUI opens without any apparent reason
NEW: Beta version released - 12.2.2275

With best Regards
Mops21
 

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Pls Help Me to decided which one should i go with? My eset smart security licence end in 15 days.Pls give your reason.
 

A:Avast! Free Antivirus 2015/2016 beta3 vs Eset Smart Security 9

I haven't tried Avast 2015/16 Beta but all the previous versions have been too much loaded ones, hate avast because of this.
Using ESET Smart Security 9, fees lighter than even ESET Smar Security 8, loving it.
 

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Which antivirus to put a bunch of SpyShelter Premium +Windows Firewall Control(binisoft) ?
Win7 x64 Other ? Thanks
 

A:BitDefender Antivirus Free vs Avast Antivirus Free vs Avira Antivirus Free

Resource Usage (eg: CPU, RAM): draw, with the indication of Avira, since BitDefender takes overall a little bit less of CPU time, but consumes much more RAM.
Level of Protection and Features (eg: Antivirus , Firewall, Behavior Blocker): Avira has more features, configuration options and is generally more effective when it comes to the malware detection (Proactive and Reactive).
Overall Winner: Avira.
Edit: I've just noticed, that you've added Avast - as the third contestant - to BitDefender and Avira. Still Avira is the winner here. Avast is not too hungry for PC resources and perhaps has more features, but its engine is not so good, and its detection ratio usually lags behind both: BitDefender and Avira.
 

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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?
 

A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time
 

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A:Bitdefender free vs Panda free vs Avira free 2016

1-Panda
2-Avira
3-BitDefender

This is my Top from what you listed.
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free


Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft


Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29


Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade


If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

 
 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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Customers running Win 7 SP1 or Win 8.1, who have not yet scheduled an upgrade till date, may start seeing a full screen notification as soon as they unlock their PC

KB 3163589 “Your PC is running an outdated version of Windows” notification
KB 3095675 : Windows 10 upgrade: How-to information on scheduling and notifications
KB 3164060: How to manually decline the free Windows 10 upgrade offer from the Get Windows 10 app
KB 3173040 : Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 End of Free Upgrade Offer Notification

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How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016 if they need to reinstall OS? What should they prepare for reinstallation of Windows 10 in the future, creating a copy or what else? Thank you for your answer.

A:How shall users upgrade to free Windows 10 after July 29, 2016?

If you upgraded and activated Win10 before the free offer expires on 29 July 2016, you can re-install any time. You'll need Win10 install media, which you can download from MS.
See: Windows 10 ISO Download

If you did NOT upgrade and activate before the deadline, you will have to buy a Full Packaged Product (FPP), also known as Retail.

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Avast and SecureAPlus have been fairly interesting for me. Both seem to have great scanning and protection. Which would you choose?
NOTE: I have heard that SecureAPlus may have a really slow scan in the beginning. If that something you don't like that fine, Avast has a slow scan as well so I am not counting against either one.
 

A:Avast Free Anti-Virus 2016 vs SecureAPlus Free (Latest)

Thread Approved. Here are the official websites:

Avast Free Antivirus: Avast | Download Free Antivirus for PC, Mac & Android
SecureAPlus: Free Cloud Antivirus & Application Control for PC - SecureAPlus
@J Gamez065 If all factors are to be considered, why is the initial slow scanning ignored?

System Resource Usage
Realistic Performance Impact
Ease of Use
Graphical User Interface
Inclusive Product Features
Preferred Product and Why?

 

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AV-TEST ? The Independent IT-Security Institute
It seems unreliable to me
 

A:[Antivirus-tests] Home users, Windows 10, Oct 2016

Never trusted Av test :/ thats why I started to test them myself
 

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I'm looking for:
- High detection rate.
- Protection against ransomware.
- Very good behavior blocker.
 

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I'm going to buy a new license of one of these product, so any suggest please?
I have used Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky ( about 3 years ago), I haven't used Norton and Trend Micro.
 

A:KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

Out of all these,and your prerequisites,I would go with Kaspersky!
PS:This is from personal experience,and other members may have varying opinions!!
 

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Is there a free AntiVirus for Windows 7?
 

A:What are some free AntiVirus for Windows 7?

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Dear Friends !!
What the best free antivirus for windows 7?

A:What the best free antivirus for windows 7?

Microsoft Security Essentials.

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HICan anyone tell me if there is a free antivirus for windows 98?Moved from the "95/98/ME" Forum. ~acklan~

A:Free Antivirus For Windows 98se

Check out the listing here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.htmlThe four listed are all compatible with Windows 98, but check the system requirements to be sure. And remember you should only have one antivirus running at a time.

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WOT [Web-of-Trust] offers its opinion on "The 7 best free antivirus software products for Windows 10"... Take it for what it's worth:  https://www.mywot.com/en/blog/7-best-free-antivirus-software-products-windows-10

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Anyone know of any? Thought I'd ask before downloading some random program.
thanks
 

A:Decent free antivirus sw for windows 98

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Hi, I'm new to Windows 7 and I'd like to know what is the best freeware antivirus for Windows 7. Someone told me to use Avira Antivirus Personal Free 9.0.0.415, so I downloaded and tried installing it. An error message appeared that said the file was corrupted and I needed to download it again. I downloaded the same file (it had the same filename but a bigger size) from a different site, and when I tried installing that, all that happened was that a black DOS window flashed on the screen for a split second and then closed, and nothing else happened. I'm still sitting with no antivirus on my system. Any comments or advice will be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: The best FREE antivirus for Windows 7?

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The Best Free Antivirus Protection of 2016By Neil J. Rubenking November 11, 2016 "We've tested 14 free AV services to help you find the right one to protect your PC."www.pcmag.com/.../0,2817,2388652,00.aspComments:I always take articles like this with a large grain of salt. There is no "best" AV protection, free or paid, out there.I post mainly because this recent article does describe the features of the various free AVs extant, with links to the individual reviews. As always, the reviews might be a tad out of date. Still, for those wondering about free AVs and their features, this is not a bad place to start.That said, I note that the "Editors' Choice" award includes Avast Free and Panda Free, both of which come well recommended hereabouts. They give however short shrift to Windows Defender for Win 10 (AKA MSE for Win 7) which I think is not warranted. I use WD.Finally, the best argument they push for buying a paid AV is "If you do have a little cash in your budget for security, the best paid antivirus products do tend to offer more and better protection." I don't think that a tendancy is worth shelling out bucks on an annual basis, and I have 10 years worth of experience using various free AVs without infection/regret to back up my opinion. As always, YMMV.

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I've heard that Bitdefender was the best antivirus software out there so I decided to give the free version a try before I bought the paid version. I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium [Up-to-date] and I experience two significant issues:

1) Once installed, I could no longer use CTRL + Shift + Esc to access the task manager. Actually, I couldn't even access the task manager at all. After I uninstalled the free version, I could access it again.

2) I couldn't shut down my computer. It would just freeze on a the desktop background screen and wouldn't do anything.

3) Chrome became extremely slow.

I'm not sure if there's a solution to these issues, but I'd love to hear it if so.
 

A:Bitdefender Free Antivirus issues with Windows 7

1. Just to be certain you meant CTRL + ALT + DELETE to access the task manager? I wasn't sure if that way even works..?

2. Are you sure nothing got passed BD or the AV you had before maybe scan with Zemana..

3. Did BD install any extensions to chrome? Sometimes extensions can clutter your browser and cause more harm then good. Possible run CCleaner and see if that helps.
 

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I understand that Windows Defender will now also protect you against PUPs and is much more robust than in previous versions of Windows and provides much better security.
 
Would I be better off with the free version of Bitdefender Antivirus, or should I stick with Windows Defender?
 
(Windows 10)

A:Windows Defender vs Bitdefender Free Antivirus

Windows 8 and Windows 10 integrates a robust version of Windows Defender for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection. IMO Windows 8/10 Defender is just as good as any other free antivirus solution (and probably easier to use for the novice) without bundled toolbars or nagging popups...read Is Windows Defender Good Enough.With that said, Bitdefender is one of the few free anti-virus products which does not bundle toolbars or have nagging popups.Although Windows 8/10 Defender provides some anti-malware protection...it is weak, meaning it does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. This is true for most anti-virus solutions. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats.In simplistic terms, Anti-virus programs generally scan for infectious malware which includes viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkis and bots.Anti-malware programs generally tend to focus more on adware, spyware, unwanted toolbars, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted programs and potentially unsafe applications.Anti-virus and Anti-malware solutions with anti-exploitation features protect against zero-day malware, drive-by downloads, exploits and Exploit Kits.Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an anti-malware solution for maximum protection. If you choose to use Windows 8/10 Defender (or an... Read more

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Hello there!
 
I have a problem with Avira Free Antivirus. I try to update its database but it shows me the following message:
 
'update.exe - Application error
 
The instruction at 0x69a328c6 referenced memory at 0x00000008. The memory could not be read. Click ok to terminate the program".
 
Because of this message the database is not updated and that's probably a risk for my PC.
 
Anybody has any ideas?
 
Thank you!

A:Windows 7/ Avira Free Antivirus problem

If no one replies with any specific suggestions, you may want to check with:Avira Support for Free & Paid ProductsAvira Support Forum

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Hi, i am looking for a free good antivirus for windows server 2003.

Links would be helpful

thanks

A:Looking for a Free antivirus for windows server 2003

Kinda hard to find free AVs for server. In the past people reported acceptable results with these:

1. Rising Antivirus Free Edition - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

2. My Free Antivirus zum Download auf Freeware.de

3. Free Antivirus for Windows - Open source GPL virus scanner

In the case of #1, it used to work on Server 2003 but now only lists server 2008. However, other forum threads indicate it still works with server 2003. Your milage may vary.

#2 is a German product. Roughly translated it protects against internet threats such as viruses, trojans and worms. It also has automatic updates to its data base to keep new threats from harming you.

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