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Free Anti Virus with Real Time?


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#1 Iamazn

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:06 PM

I need a Free Anti-Virus with real time protection. I am currently using Avira, but as you can see in the screenshot below, there is no ignore option.
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To get to the ignore option, I need to press details, and by the time I tell Avira to ignore my file, it's already corrupted. Are there any other free Anti-Viruses with Real Time Protection (and an ignore button)?

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:48 PM

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 02:19 PM

If you want to ignore, why protect it anyway. If you want a serious virus protection, buy a fully working copy.

Avira is good among the freely available versions. You need to check whether there is an exclude option somewhere.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 06:44 PM

Because sometimes it picks up legitimate files as malware, especially if that file comes from a small/unknown place.
You don't need to buy an anti-virus, as there are a ton of free alternatives which work just as well.

By the way, I use Avast!

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:17 AM

If you check the AVComparatives, the detection rate of Avira is very good. But their FREE product is irritating because it blocks user-action each and every time. You can check ClamAV. It an open-source AV and soon becoming very good because of community support.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 03:52 PM

their FREE product is irritating because it blocks user-action each and every time.


I was wondering which user-action,other than autorun which is a great thing to have.

And there are changes in WIN7
AutoRun Changes in Win7
AutoRun / AutoPlay with a USB Flash Drive in Windows 7
Improvements to AutoPlay

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Posted 04 January 2011 - 04:57 AM

I didn't get what you replied. But I was referring to the on-access and firewall protection.

Even if we leave that, Anti-Virus industry needs continuation innovation and a lot of investment is needed for research and analysis. If any company is only providing free AV, it means they don't have any research lab and depends on third-party detection engines.

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

Next propositions
Immunet Portect Free http://www.immunet.com/free/index.html
AVG AV Free Edition http://free.avg.com/de-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free

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