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    Avast! Free Antivirus

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    Avira Antivirus

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    Clam AntiVirus

    Clam AntiVirus is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line...

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    ESET NOD32 Antivirus

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    Windows Defender

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    ClamWin

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    Panda Antivirus

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    360 Total Security

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    ClamTk Virus Scanner

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    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

    Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool is a free software intended to disinfect infected computers, removing viruses, Trojans, and spyware, as well as any other types of malware. Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool 2011 uses the same highly efficient...

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    COMODO Antivirus

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    ClamXav

    ClamXav is a virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular Clam AntiVirus open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats. ClamXav can be setup up as passive or active:...

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    BitDefender Antivirus Plus

    Antivirus BitDefender - award winning virus protection software for your computer security. Protect your business and secure your PC from the latest viruses now!

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    Baidu Antivirus

    Baidu Antivirus is a professional antivirus and ultrafast cloud security software. Baidu Antivirus protects your computer against malware, phishing and malicious websites. Free download and permanently free in future use. Baidu...

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    ESET Online Scanner

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    G Data AntiVirus

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    McAfee Security Scan Plus

    McAfee Security Scan is a free virus scan service. McAfee Security Scan provides free virus protection and protects you with the latest antivirus software.

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    Norton Security Scan

    Norton Security Scan is a software tool designed to help you understand if your computer is currently protected from known threats. Norton Security Scan will scan your computer and identify if there are existing viruses, worms...

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    Symantec Endpoint Protection

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    HouseCall

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    FreeFixer

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    Freemium Windows

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    PC Matic

    PC Matic provides superior security protection over all security products, free or otherwise, on the market. On top of that, PC Matic keeps your computers running at peak performance even after years of use.

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    ActiveScan

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    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

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    Faronics Anti-virus

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    Simple Software Restriction Policy

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    Kingsoft Antivirus 2012

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    Moon Secure

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    • Discontinued The last version was released on July 4th, 2009.
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    FireEye

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    NANO AntiVirus

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Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Comments

Really discontinued?

Comment by Marnes
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Dec 2016

Is BD free really discontinued though? The label has been here a really long time now, yet you can still find it on their website: http://www.bitdefender.com.au/toolbox/freeapps/desktop/

The fact that for some people the page doesn't work anymore (making people including me believe it's discontinued) is because of a crappy per-country redirect that doesn't always exist.

I can't find any information at all about BD free being discontinued anywhere. This site is the only place where it is claimed.

There's even a lot of activity on their forum about a new BD free beta. I really doubt this discontinued label is correct.

PS: and finally, I just went to their site (through a proxy to stop their locale-redirect from breaking links) and was able to download the fancy new version of bd free, which is definitely not looking discontinued.

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One Glaring Problem

Negative Comment by ChokesMcGee
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition Aug 2014

I want to like this antivirus, because it does everything else right, but gods help you if you get a false positive. Rather than ignore the file, you have to report and attach the file causing errors and wait for the update to get pushed out. In the meantime, your file won't be allowed to run.

It's a deal breaker for me, because it's blocking Steam right now!

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really good software

Positive Comment by RemusN
about Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition May 2013

It's fast and does not pop up with ads or other annoying notifications.

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