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#1 DigitalFamilyMember

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

Hey, looking for free anti virus programmes...can anyone help please?

Edited by Orange Blossom, 15 December 2012 - 11:48 AM.
Moved to general AV forum. ~ OB


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#2 noknojon

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:25 PM

Hello and Welcome -
Do you currently have any Antivirus / Antimalware programs installed ?? If so, please list them.

Please read Choosing an Anti-Virus Program by quietman7 for some basic advice on antivirus programs.

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and so there is no best anti-virus.
Several options are listed there and all are current - I use Microsoft Security Essentials, but others may suit your needs.

Is this just for a casual home system, or do you think you need higher security than Basic protection ??

Thank You -

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Edited by noknojon, 15 December 2012 - 06:26 PM.


#3 kingnick42

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

For plain antivirus, I like Microsoft Security Essentials. Avira and Avast annoyed me with popups suggesting I buy the full version.

To give you an idea of a competent protection system, this is what I have.

Windows 7 firewall
Malwarebytes free anti malware
Microsoft security essentials
Spybot search and destroy (Tea timer disabled)

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Spybot hasn't been recommended for a while because of poor detection results.

#5 DarkSnake-Kobra

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:04 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials is good. :) For Windows 8 I suggest the built in Windows Defender which is a rebranded MSE. :)




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