Best free antivirus software

I am looking for a recommendation for the best free antivirus software out there. Not stuffed with ads or blotware.
Thanks
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
I personally use Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender.    It's free for Windows 7 and built into Window 8.    No ads or bloatware.   I've installed this for many clients and it has worked out well for them.
rindiCommented:
If you mean for personal use, then it is Panda Free Antivirus. It uses very little resources and I haven't had any problems with it yet in the many years since I've used it.

For non personal use, then only m$'s security essentials, but you are only allowed to use it on up to 10 PC's in a company. If you use more PC's, then you need a non-free product.

If it is for Linux, then clam is good, and it is included in the repositories of most major distributions.

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awawadaCommented:
I second rindi. We also like Panda Free Antivirus.
Thomas Zucker-ScharffSolution GuideCommented:
That is kind of like asking what is your favorite ice cream flavor.  That being said, I would vote for MSE for few machines, AVAST! has some good qualities.  But I have to say that you generally get what you pay for.  I like Malwarebytes Antimalware Professional.
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