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#1 Dana Walker

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:41 AM

I am recently unemployed and homeless. My Webroot AS and Trend Micro AV subscriptions are about to expire and I don't have the money to renew. Would like to hear from ya'll about your opinions on the best free AS/AV programs. I read on another thread that Grisoft is good, does everyone agree on this? Also, I have heard that uninstalling old programs can be a trick. Any info on this? Thanks

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#2 Zer0Man


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:55 AM

AVG Free is a good anti-virus, the only down-side is that the free version only updates once a day where as AVG's paid versions update upto hourly intervals.


Spybot - Search & Destroy = Free http://www.safer-networking.org/index2.html

Ad-Aware = Free http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware_free.php

Yes, anti-virus programs can be a pain to fully un-install, however some anti-virus companies provide removal tools to fully remove their programs.

#3 frankp316


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:45 AM

Revo Uninstaller will uninstall anything completely.


Malware Bytes is the best free malware checker right now. Ad Aware and Spybot aren't recommended much anymore.


#4 Stang777


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware are excellent free programs and many people like the free Avira Antivirus program and the free Comodo Firewall.

I still use Spybot to immunize my system as well as SywareBlaster

Edited by Stang777, 06 July 2009 - 03:30 PM.

#5 Someones


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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:33 AM

I suggest you get AntiVir free, it has very high detection rates (higher than AVG) and is light on resources.

You can also prevent a lot of malware simply by using Firefox with the WOT and Adblock Plus addons.

As others have mentioned you should use Malwarebytes Antimalware free and Superantispyware free as on-demand scanners.

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