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#1 angelbaby3333

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:43 PM

What is the best free virus protection software that's out there, if any?
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#2 rdss122

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 11:49 PM

AVG is good, but you may also want to try AntiVir

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 12:58 AM

There are several very good (and free) anti-virus applications available; these are listed here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/

The great thing about these free applications is that you can download and try each one to see which seems best for you. I myself have used AVG Free for over three years, and have found it to be quite good.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 10:58 AM

I am also a long time AVG user. I recommend it highly.
Once you have your antivirus don't forget your layered protection..

AntiVirus
AntiSpyware
Firewall

While a good antivirus will cover alot of your needs, the other two should not be neglected. Basic coverage would be for W2k, XP Home, and XP Pro,..

AVG, Microsoft Defender, Spybot S&D, AdAware SE, and SyGate Firewall

All of these programs are freeware and essencial to a secure computer.
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