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Need recomendations for free anti-virus/sypware software

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#1 CHansohn


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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:00 AM

I am building a custom computer you can see whats going into it thus far http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1783727 and I want to know what would be a good anti-virus program. I would like free since I have been burned by several charging companies (won't name any so as not to offend anyone). I have used avast in the past but I got infected on several occasions and required a format. now I know there is no program that will make you 100% virus proof I just want the best available for free.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 12:34 PM

SuperAntiSpyware, Spybot S & D, Malwarebytes Anti Malware are a few i use for spyware/malware.

For virus i have Comodo AV+FW, but have used AVG free before and it works fine (comodo has real time scanning)

Also check out Security tools page for a bigger listing of cleaners/virus/spyware tools

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:21 PM

I would consider lookinhg at free Avast or AVira for the Antivirus... Then run Malwarebytes and SuprAntispware as compliments..

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:22 AM


I have to say, I used Avast before but I find it no good and then I changed to AVG. AVG is very good and it is totally free so , I think it may satisfy you. As for the anti-spyware software, spyware doctor,superantispyware, IObit Security 360 and spybot are worthy of recommendation.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 07:59 AM

In regards to IOBit, please read Malwarebytes' accuses IOBits of stealing their programs malware definitions.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:16 AM

there are many very good security programs out there. I can tell you what not to get.....Sunbelt Personal Firewall. I bought this last fall and found out the hard way that they are not supporting windows 7, which is what I just upgraded too, so I am out of luck and need to find a reliable firewall that will not give me the snotty end of a dipstick When it comes time for upgrading!
So I went back to Zone Alarm, I've used it before for years and I am familiar with it

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:21 AM

I used Avast 5 and Super Anti Spyware Pro with Realtime enable.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 05:25 PM

[Same advice here as boopme.]

Seeing as you are building a rig for gaming, avast! 5 is the only free AV (I know of) that offers a gaming mode.

New Silent/Gaming Mode automatically detects full-screen applications and disables pop-ups and other on-screen notifications without degrading security.

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