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#1 weatherman13

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:07 PM

Hi,
I am getting a brand ney computer next week. I need a free anti virus program. What is the best free anti virus program?

Edited by weatherman13, 28 July 2011 - 08:10 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

Care to share with us the specs of the computer such as CPU, RAM, and Hard Drive?

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:14 PM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. Providing the information cryptodan asked for would be helpful.

You may also want to read Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

After reading that, scroll to the first topic posting and read Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention.
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#4 weatherman13

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:02 PM

CPU: Intel i5 2300, RAM: 6 GB DDR3, Hard Drive: 1 TB

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:06 PM

I am assuming that you will be using a varient of Windows 7 in 64bit Mode? If you are, then you will need a virus scanner that can also scan in 64bit mode.

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:08 PM

Correct. What is the best free one?

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 10:37 PM

My best recommendation is to install one check it out for a month and see how it is then remove it and install another one. I currently switched from McAfee to Microsoft Security Essentials, and I like it a lot. Each person is different.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 04:58 PM

Cryptodan,
I ended getting Microsoft Security Essentials.




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