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#1 grassy

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 03:27 AM

Can anyone recomend to me a free antivirus for my windows xp home edition please as i have tried avg but cant install it.Regards Grassy

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 07:29 AM

Among others, Avira Free and Avast seem to be recommended/suggested routinely.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:16 AM

If you cannot install AVG, then you may not be able to install something else.

This sometimes can occur if you did not completely remove your prior anti-virus. What product were you previously using?
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:43 AM

Among others, Avira Free and Avast seem to be recommended/suggested routinely.
Agreed, those should be your options.
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 06:53 PM

If you cannot install AVG, then you may not be able to install something else.

This sometimes can occur if you did not completely remove your prior anti-virus. What product were you previously using?

G'day quietman, i was using avira, and after a while it stopped updating. I have had no problems with it prior to yesterday. I then downloaded AVG, so when i went to install it, the installation only got through half way and then stopped. I then deleted everything and started again.Now i have installed Avast and it works great.Thanks for your help, this forum always has something to offer. :thumbsup: Regards Grassy

Edited by grassy, 14 September 2010 - 06:56 PM.

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Posted 14 September 2010 - 08:31 PM

If you cannot install AVG, then you may not be able to install something else.

This sometimes can occur if you did not completely remove your prior anti-virus. What product were you previously using?

G'day quietman, i was using avira, and after a while it stopped updating. I have had no problems with it prior to yesterday. I then downloaded AVG, so when i went to install it, the installation only got through half way and then stopped. I then deleted everything and started again.Now i have installed Avast and it works great.Thanks for your help, this forum always has something to offer. :thumbsup: Regards Grassy


I just become a member of this Forum and it was suggested that I post a message to say hi to all:)

As for free AntiVirus programs, I use MalwareBytes and have found it to be very good.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:50 AM

If you cannot install AVG, then you may not be able to install something else.

This sometimes can occur if you did not completely remove your prior anti-virus. What product were you previously using?

G'day quietman, i was using avira, and after a while it stopped updating. I have had no problems with it prior to yesterday. I then downloaded AVG, so when i went to install it, the installation only got through half way and then stopped. I then deleted everything and started again.Now i have installed Avast and it works great.Thanks for your help, this forum always has something to offer. :thumbsup: Regards Grassy


I just become a member of this Forum and it was suggested that I post a message to say hi to all:)

As for free AntiVirus programs, I use MalwareBytes and have found it to be very good.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 02:10 AM

As for free AntiVirus programs, I use MalwareBytes and have found it to be very good.


While MalwareBytes is very good, it isn't an AntiVirus.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 09:59 AM

I use Cyberdefender and they work great! You can download the free scanner off of their website. The full version also comes with round the clock tech support. Thank goodness for those guys ;)
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