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Rankings are based on SimeonOnSecurity’s professional opinion and basic testing against malicious samples provided by VirusTotal. These recommendations do not take into account vendors privacy policies or related practices and only cover the AV capabilities, detection, user experience, and performance.
- Generally speaking, AV is not required on Linux or MacOS.
- It is not recommended to use any VPN or password manager thay may be provided with the AV suite.
- Please see our recommendations for VPN providers here.
Ordered Top-Down, Best to Worst, by category.
- Bitdefender - Antivirus Free Edition
- Avira - Free Antivirus for Windows
- Avast - Free Antivirus
- Microsoft - Windows Defender
- Recommended: SimeonOnSecurity - Windows Defender Hardening
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