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Suggestions for free Antivirus & Spyware software??


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#1 jaysnzees

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:21 PM

Hi,
I have Norton 360 Version: 3.0.0.134, and it is about to expire. Times are tough and I cannot afford the fee to continue service.

Does anyone have any recommendations of free programs that i can install? The Norton 360 i have has the following features: Virus & Spyware scans, auto protection, smart firewall, antinspyware, intrusion protection, browser protection, and email protection.

Thank you for any help you have, I appologize if i have placed this post in the wrong forum. i do that sometimes.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:39 PM

This thread might help http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

I personally recommend Avira's Antivir Personal for an Anti-Virus

Edited by Blade Zephon, 22 June 2009 - 05:42 PM.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:43 PM

Hello,
Hope this helps :thumbsup:

Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

Free Antivirus Programs
*You should only use one antivirus program

AVAST
AVG
AVIRA


Free Antispyware Programs

SUPERAntispyware Free Edition
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Spyware Terminator
*Provides Real-time protection. During download, you will first be prompted to download Web Security Guard Toolbar.This program is similar to McAfee Site Advisor. You can bypass the Web Security Guard by scrolling down to the Free Antispyware protection section.
*During Setup, you will again be prompted to download Web Security Guard. Be sure to uncheck it if you do not want it.
Spyware Blaster
*Prevent the installation of ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers, and other potentially unwanted software.
*Click Here to view the spywareblaster tutorial.

Free FireWalls
*You should only use one firewall

Comodo Firewall *Comes bundled with Comodo Antivirus->when prompted to not download Antivirus if you already have an Antivirus program.
*Note: During download, you will be asked if you wish to install Safe Search which comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar. Many experts consider this toolbar to be ADWARE. I would recommend that you "uncheck" this option. For more information click HERE
or
Zonealarm
*Note: During download, you will be asked if you wish to install ZoneAlarm Spyblocker which comes bundled with the Ask.com toolbar. Many experts consider this toolbar to be ADWARE. I would recommend that you "uncheck" this option. For more information click HERE

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 06:32 PM

A nice setup in my opinion:

Outpost Firewall Free
Avira AntiVir Personal Free Edition
WinPatrol
SUPERAntiSpyware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Web of Trust (WOT)


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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:41 AM

Whatever setup you choose you should add WOT and OpenDNS, it helps prevent malware from getting on your computer. And of course you should follow safe computing practices.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 01:48 AM

i use free.avg.com

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 06:36 AM

I intalled Avast!and Comodo Firewall ysterday and had many problems...its a longo tello, but small part of it is that I would get a system shutdown everytime I click IE...so I uninstalled both and will pick again.

I use SUPERAntispyware Free Edition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to eliminate problems already...I am looking for good firewall and preventative programs and ya'll have given me many tremendous ones to choose from.

Edited by jaysnzees, 23 June 2009 - 06:36 AM.

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Posted 23 June 2009 - 07:46 AM

I intalled Avast!and Comodo Firewall ysterday and had many problems...its a longo tello, but small part of it is that I would get a system shutdown everytime I click IE...so I uninstalled both and will pick again.

I use SUPERAntispyware Free Edition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to eliminate problems already...I am looking for good firewall and preventative programs and ya'll have given me many tremendous ones to choose from.

I would suggest using AntiVir free and ThreatFire with Windows Firewall on, and as I've mentioned also WOT and OpenDNS.




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