Top 5 Best FREE ANTIVIRUS Software in 2022

Top 5 Best FREE ANTIVIRUS Software in 2022

With Bitdefender no longer offering a free edition of their software, and many people expressing concerns over using programs like Kaspersky, we decided it was time update our list of the best free antivirus software for both Windows and Mac. In this top 5, I’ll go over the pros and cons of each to help keep your computer safe from viruses and other nasty malware. For some of you our top pick might not be what you’re expecting.

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0:00 Intro
0:28 #5
1:26 #4
2:09 #3
3:07 Bonus Pick
3:28 #2
4:45 #1

Avast Free Antivirus
Avast One Essential
AVG AntiVirus Free
Avira Free Antivirus
Malwarebytes Free
Microsoft Defender
Sophos Home Free

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  1. Page Not Found on June 29, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    i need link to download microsoft defender

  2. Miguel Salami on June 29, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    So does windows 11 come with Microsoft Defender already installed? HP says it comes with a 30 day free trial of McAfee. Should I use the free trial or just delet it? Don’t want to pay for anti virus.

  3. - FOX- on June 29, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    AVAST??? WTF??!!!!!!!

  4. Mark Rayton on June 29, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    I use 360 security free. I have used it for years and am very happy with it so far.

  5. paap narf ZK on June 29, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    beware of the braincontrol function of kaspersky! lulz

  6. Agostinho Matos on June 29, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    A problem with Avast antivirus not mentioned in this video is the lack of privacy with this software. I had installed it recently but I decided to uninstall it after I found some suspicious delays in opening word documents, led me to suspect that actual content of my documents could be sent to Avast Headquarters. As I was aware of this privacy problem, immediately after installation of Avast antivirus, I changed the privacy settings inside the program, disabling all telemetry options, but I felt this was no guarantee, so I returned to Windows Defender.

  7. Beef And Potatoes on June 29, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you.

  8. Ben Vaughan on June 29, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Avast not only tries to install it’s browser during installation (and make it the default), but also, each time it regularly updates itself, with the tick box to install it’s browser and make it default, pre-ticked each time. All you have to do is not notice just one of the many times it updates and it’s done. For a program that is supposed to help you not get unwanted software on you PC to deliberately set out to do just that is shameful.

  9. Bumbefly Xawzeeb on June 29, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    In my experience on game platform Steam, post-covid, the best AV to quickly recognize new phisher links are Avira, Emsisoft, ESET, Kaspersky & Sophos AV (+ a few non-AV services). AVG is high up there too. In fact, pre-Covid, AVG was often a lonely detector of phishing links. Bitdefender also has quite a high rate of detection, pre- and post-Covid. I currently don’t come across much malware at Steam, but that varies with time and behavior.

  10. Waseem Ahmad Qureshi Al Hashmi on June 29, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    The Windows Defender is insufficient. It does not block Malwares (Ransomware). I suffered twice from Ransomware in the PC and Laptop.

    Now I am using IOBit Malware Fighter.

  11. rayn1ful on June 29, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    its annoying when the free antivirus programs keeps sending you ads over and over trying to get you to buy the paid version, you would think they were in business to make a profit , why cant they just give us the free version and shut up , and leave people alone , i have free and i get an ad about 1 millions times a day trying to get me to go with the paid version , i different from most people i dont mind if they dont make a profit , im also different from most people in that i dont like to be annoyed.

  12. khouya hamid on June 29, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    what a legend

  13. Roman Herceg on June 29, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    i not recomand free avi use mor yers f secure low peice low use system resource and best protection and price in shop is 10€ one year licence for me f secure is best choice

  14. Francisco Horna on June 29, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    im using paid norton 360 delux version here it renews in 62 days here paying like 110 dollars i think for protection up to 5 devices works great ony my windows 10 64 bit 21h2 here

  15. kygent508 on June 29, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    Microsoft defender came with the computer is that all I need what about antispyware or other stuff?

  16. Amir Rahman on June 29, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    my computer was working very slow while i had windows defender on then i installed avast and permormed a scan and it found a virus inside system folder and removed it and my computer worked faster again , before avast windows defender was not even detecting it such a useless software

  17. Bruno Vaz on June 29, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I use PC Matic

  18. Erick Tippett on June 29, 2022 at 10:38 pm


  19. Mr Shifter on June 29, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you very much!

  20. Renza FX Star Thunder on June 29, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Kaspersky will continue to be the best antivirus no matter what they say

  21. Pyxelles on June 29, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I’m glad Total AV isn’t on this list they’re a false advertising scammy company, yet is listed within the top 3 on many websites! I installed the "free version" but kept getting prompted to upgrade- I didn’t. Then suddenly, they notified me that I’m no longer protected & that my "free anti-virus" had expired! How does a free version, expire? YouTuber tried to investigate & they blocked him!

  22. Nicola An on June 29, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you very much

  23. thediamondapple 6 on June 29, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    If I don’t download Microsoft defender how do I get it??

  24. MrKapslel on June 29, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    yo how do i stop antiviruses keep blocking false positives?

  25. Rod on June 29, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I just ended 3 years with Total AV. It seemed to work okay.
    Lucky I signed using PayPal so I was able to turn them off at PayPal because man they don’t wanna let you go when you ask to cancel.
    They were getting too expensive, especially in this current economy. They did offer me 1/2 price to stay though.

  26. xxmercy on June 29, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    just get em all

  27. BigBoss on June 29, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Is Microsoft defender actually good pls tell me

  28. William Nessanbaum on June 29, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    For my laptop running Zorin OS 16.1 I was using ESET. However, it was only a 30 day trial. ESET is also ending support for Linux. Now, it appears that the only thing to use is ClamAV, but the simple truth is that it sucks. I won’t use it.

  29. Guilherme 1988 on June 29, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    I use the Defender for my windows 10.

  30. johan pregl on June 29, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    defender disabled malware once a week everything is ok – 5 years

  31. Mystxc• on June 29, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Whats better: Avast Free Antivirus *or* Avast One?.

  32. entahlah nak on June 29, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Can you make video about vpn

  33. Bleaky Finder on June 29, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    what about Comodo Internet Security FREE?

  34. Павел Марчук - обзоры сайтов и программ on June 29, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks for the useful information

  35. Arfian Gaban on June 29, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Is kapersky still good,?

  36. eee on June 29, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    i think i have a miner but im not sure wich is the best for finding it

  37. Josh Ainsworth on June 29, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    As a computer systems engineer for that last 23 years, I have lost faith in antivirus software and feel they’re a waste of time and money, if you purchase the full suite. Most antivirus software to date only catches around 66% of viruses now a days, because let’s face it, the hackers know about these antivirus programs and one of the first things they do when creating a virus is to make it undetectable to most main stream antivirus software. I test anti virus software on a regular basis and have found these antivirus programs mentioned, to fail at finding most viruses. These antivirus programs, such as AVG can also be memory hogs eating up resources and slowing your computer down. They often detect legitimate software as viruses which can be a major pain in the ass. Windows Defender is the worst and when setting up a computer and configuring Windows, one of the first things I do is disable Defender in group policies, the registry and in Settings. The best thing you can do now a days is back up your data to an external device or to the cloud.

  38. apo on June 29, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Microsoft Defender firewall is weak, can be disabled easily not the same as other premium antivirus

  39. Yola Montalvan on June 29, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    I use Norton 360 and I am now considering changing it. It’s good but it cost me US $120 a year.

  40. Eric Christiansen on June 29, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    AVG and AVAST have sold user data. Don’t use them!

  41. TechGumbo on June 29, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Bitdefender just released a new free version of their AV since this video was produced. We DO NOT recommend using it until independent testing has been completed from the various labs… Also, Sophos Home no longer offers a base free edition after 30-day trial ends. DO NOT PAY FOR IT. You have better choices…

    What free antivirus do you use? Whatever you use, DO NOT use Russian-based Kaspersky antivirus!!! It’s not worth the risk… Thanks for watching 🙂

  42. Politically Awakened on June 29, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    @TechGumbo You recommend using built in microsoft defender along with malwarebytes free…. Prior to getting my new pc recently which has windows 11, I used windows 8.1 for almost a decade without any issues using only windows defender along with spybot search and destroy and i used to download all kinds of shit. What are your thoughts about using spybot for windows 11 in comparison to malwarebytes? Also, would a paid subscription to malwarebytes be better than the free version?? Also an interesting side note, that windows 8.1 computer came with a Norton subscription plan for the first year and my computer got infected twice within that year and had to contact Norton and pay a hundred dollars each time for them to remote in and clean it up. Fuck Norton!!

  43. |•rimuru on June 29, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    bruh just install some cracked ones

  44. Martyn Page on June 29, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Microsoft couldn’t punch its way out of a paper bag….so no Defender is not good!!!

  45. XOXOFX on June 29, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    Wow..kaspersky and bitdefender were out of the box

  46. Metin Çetin on June 29, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Kaspersky free the best..

  47. rautamiekka on June 29, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Linux please.

  48. Gordon Bennett on June 29, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Iv uninstalled bitdefender and now just have Comodo Firewall only with MSDefender for AV.

  49. Letitia Dominica on June 29, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    I find it weird that Norton is being recommended by most anti virus review websites…. It used to be consitently one of the weakest and it has a long history of shady business. They had their second chance and blew it multiple times. Something that shouldnt be rewarded… ever! Let alone giving them endtoend protection (full access to your machine). It makes me wonder about all the review websites that are giving it a Nr1 position.

  50. Свет Витвинин on June 29, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    I like Utopia ecosystem.