What is the best free antivirus program that is safe and doesn’t slow down my computer?

by on March 5, 2010

Q: What is the best free antivirus program that is safe and doesn’t slow down my computer?


3 Responses to “What is the best free antivirus program that is safe and doesn’t slow down my computer?”
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    I highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

    It is free, fast and does a great job.

     
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      Most of the reviews i read today were recommending Avast, Avira, and the Microsoft Essentials. In the end I just went for the one i heard the most recommendations on, which was Avast. In your opinion is this a good program? My computer is a 2002 gateway desktop so it is kind of old and I have read that certain programs will slow down older computers. How do these 3 programs compare to one another when it comes to that issue?

       
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    Since they are all free, if you find you’re not happy with how Avast runs on your computer, just try a different one. You’re the best reviewer when it comes to assessing system performance. Just make sure to uninstall one before installing the other. You never want to have two anti-virus programs installed on your computer at once.