ClamAV selected as top recommend free windows AV scanner



Windows Version:
ClamWin 0.98.1

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After careful consideration, we have chosen ClamAV as our recommendation.  Many security consultants recommend AVG or AntiVir in addition to Windows Defender.  Indeed these companies have strong products in their free tier.  However ClamAV software is open source, truly free (no advertisement or upgrade), and has detection rates competitive with some commercial antivirus products.