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New Antivirus - Unthreat


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#1 maiKa

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:09 AM

Hi!
I came across an antivirus called unthreat a few days ago, and as I'm in the process of changing my antivirus (I had AVG before and it conflicted with my firefox browser) I thought of downloading it and trying it out.
has anyone ever heard of it before?

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

Hello and Welcome to bleepingcomputer :thumbsup: ,

Have you checked with the avg support? They may have a fix already concerning your issue. I have never heard of unthreat personally, but I did check out that website. If your just looking for free virus scanning and removal, I would suggest Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. You can download it at this site in the Downloads section. You have to be careful with some of the free offers of antivirus protection. They may have annoying popups that suggest you buy their full suite or pro versions. I am not saying that unthreat will do this, I am just saying be cautious and research them on google.

Hope this helps

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:18 AM

If your just looking for free virus scanning and removal, I would suggest Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.


Malwarebytes is not an antivirus. If you use it you will still need an AV.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

Malwarebytes is an excellent product, however it cannot replace an antivirus as it is an Antimalware program.

There are several excellent free antivirus products out there.

Microsoft Security Essentials is excellent and I have not heard of any conflicts with other programs

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Avast and Avira Antivir are also excellent, free products.

I have not heard of Unthreat myself, so I have not tested it, but here is a writeup on the product by someone who has tried it

http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/67616-post1.html

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:29 PM

Some reviews of UnThreat said it seemed just like Vipre -

I didn't find any difference in UnThreat version 4 & Vipre 5.
The only difference were few extra options in Vipre 5 not reducing the security in UnThreat 4 & the core protection being the same.



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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:15 AM

Thanks for all your help!
I actually talked to a friend who's kind of a computer geek and he said that he has on one of his computers and he's happy with it's performance so I guess I trust his opinion!
I'll definitely read the links you gave me though, good stuff!
I like using more unknown AVs, it makes me feel like they put more effort into being a good program - but that may just be silly!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

You're welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community. Just remember to use (install) only one AV on your machine to avoid conflicts. Good luck.
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