Q: What is the best free antivirus program that is safe and doesn’t slow down my computer?
I highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/
It is free, fast and does a great job.
Mark (Uber Geek) says: on March 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm
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?
hotgirlerin (Newbie) says: on March 6, 2010 at 3:11 am
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.
Mark (Uber Geek) says: on March 6, 2010 at 7:37 am