Maximum PC | Best Free Antivirus: Windows Defender vs. Avast

Maximum PC: Windows 8 ships with a new version of Windows Defender that’s supposed to offer the same level of protection as Microsoft Security Essentials. Along with other security upgrades, we’re left wondering if there’s any reason to saddle up with a third-party antivirus program. To find out, we compared Windows Defender with Avast, which as we discovered in last month’s antivirus roundup is a formidable ally to have by your side as you romp around the web.

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Haywood5651725d ago

Windows Defender lost? No surprise there. Avast FTW!

1nsomniac1725d ago


Windows Defender vs. Avast...... Is this supposed to be a serious article.

If anyone picks either of these due to this article i will hold my head in shame at the human race!

DizzyDino1725d ago

Which free antivirus do you recommend?

Pillsbury11725d ago

I currently have AVG on vista, is avast better at not slowing down the OS?

CptBach1725d ago (Edited 1725d ago )

Microsoft Security Essentials..

I had Avast then I switched to MSE

mcstorm1725d ago

I agree MSE seems to be the one that causes less issues than others we have used on home pc's plus the offline scanner MS have released is really good for infected pc's.

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