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Need advice in choosing a Free anti virus for Windows 7


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#1 Alumar

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:57 PM

hi guys i just upgraded from windows xp to windows 7 im looking for a Free but reliable anti virus to be used with my new OS, since i got a lot of viruses from my previous one, installing deep freeze will be my last option..any is highly appreciated..

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:58 PM

I use and highly recommend Microsoft Security Essentials

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:38 PM

does it detect any suspicous programs or anything harmful to my PC?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:49 PM

No antivirus is 100% foolproof. Preventing infection has a lot to do with educating yourself on how to safely use your computer.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:56 PM

I would also use Super Anti-spyware and Malwarebytes.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:05 PM

Been using Avast for some time...no issues and the price was right.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:41 PM

My favorite so far is Comodo Internet security. It is 100% free and comes bundled with Antivirus, Firewall, and what they call Defence+. Basically Defence plus alerts you anytime your computer tries to make requests to the internet or something tries to connect to you, asking what you want done; (Ignore, allow once, always allow, Block, Always block)

It hasn't failed me yet... as long as its running. I disabled it when I took it to work, and forgot to re-enable it X)X.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:00 AM

My favorite so far is Comodo Internet security. It is 100% free and comes bundled with Antivirus, Firewall, and what they call Defence+. Basically Defence plus alerts you anytime your computer tries to make requests to the internet or something tries to connect to you, asking what you want done; (Ignore, allow once, always allow, Block, Always block)

It hasn't failed me yet... as long as its running. I disabled it when I took it to work, and forgot to re-enable it X)X.

http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php

+1 on Comodo CIS, the best security on the net and it's 100% free. Also use SAS and MBAM as on demand malware scanners. Just make sure you download and install the 64 bit versions. Also install Spywareblaster. Use Firefox with the No-Script and AdBlock Plus addons and you will be good to go. I also have a Win7 64 bit system and haven't had more than the occasional tracking cookie find on my weekly SAS scan using the above security since I built my PC last Xmas. Comodo CIS 64 bit is especially good.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:50 AM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. Please see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.

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