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Submitted by newsguy 448d ago | article

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. (avast!, PC, Software, Web, Windows)

andresegers  +   448d ago
Seems handy
Haywood565  +   448d ago
Windows Defender lost? No surprise there. Avast FTW!
1nsomniac  +   448d ago
Really!?

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!
DizzyDino  +   448d ago
Which free antivirus do you recommend?
Pillsbury1  +   448d ago
I currently have AVG on vista, is avast better at not slowing down the OS?
CptBach  +   448d ago
Microsoft Security Essentials..

I had Avast then I switched to MSE
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mcstorm  +   448d 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.
Linwelin  +   448d ago
I go by this to get the best anti virus, http://www.av-test.org/en/t...
dilawer  +   448d ago
Avast is the best antivirus I've used so far better than AVG as well

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