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#1 Megabyte

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 05:27 AM

Whats the the best anti virus ?

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#2 acklan

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 07:57 AM

We recommend several freeware antivirus programs. MacAfee and Norton are also good but are subscription base programs and for old machine tend to require too many resoruces. The freeware antivirus' listed below are excellent and are as good, if in some cases not better, than the subscription base programs.

Hope this helped.

Antivirus (Run only one.)
AVG Free Edition Antivirus (I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware
AntiVir Personal Edition Classic Freeware
BitDefender 8 Free Edition

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 08:40 AM

"Best" is always a matter of personal preference. The free anti-viruses at the top of the list in this pinned post at BC are all good:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=3616&st=0

Since these are free, you can certainly give each of them a try without spending money. I personally use, and recommend, AVGFree; it has real time protection, is fairly easy to use, its definitions are updated frequently, and it seems (unlike Avast) to work with all Windows configurations.

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