Antivirus software

Antivirus product on private computers

It is strongly recommended to have updated antivirus-software on all computers. From 2016 MF no longer provides you with free antivirus.

Some internet providers or banks includes either free or cheap antivirus software for their customers: DnB, Telenor bredbånd, NextGenTel. Please check your own internet provider's or bank's web site for more information.

Suggestions for antivirus-software is listed in the table under payed products generally gives more protection, the free solutions will show comersial for upgrade/pay-up to "pro" versjonene and demand registration. How good they are can change by the week, please use external references  to choose what is best for you.

Products Cost Windows Mac Comments by MF-IT 2016
Kaspersky paid yes yes very good
Bitdefender free or paid yes yes very good
Avast free or paid yes yes good
Avira free or paid yes yes good
AVG free or paid yes yes good
Windows Defender included in win10 yes - need additional exploit protection
Microsoft Security Essentials free for win7/Vista yes - need additional exploit protection
ClamavX paid - yes