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Advice For Antivirus and Spyware Removal Programs

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#1 centerforcc


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:07 PM

I have a new HP computer (new to me anyway) with XP Pro. I have seen much contradictory and changing advice regarding which antivirus and spyware removal programs to use, and whether it is worth paying for when so many are free. I would appreciate advice and recommendations. I would prefer the free versions where possible. Thank you!

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#2 JamesFrance


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:29 PM


There are many recent topics here discussing this subject, so you could have a look through them and see what has been posted already.

#3 tg1911


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:46 PM

Most recommended Antivirus applications (select only one to run in real time):
Avast Free
AVG Free

Most recommended Antispyware applications:
Malwarebytes' Anti-malware
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