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Help in choosing security software


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#1 copiman

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

I need to pick the brain of those versed in security software, for I am not well versed. There are so many out there. In your opinion, what would you recommend for a free version. I saw on one site that AVG and Avast seem to be very popular. Wanted to get your opinion and why, if possible. Also, looks like the file sizes vary a good bit.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 03:18 PM

Regarding AVG you may want to take a look at this topic: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/501439/avg-2013-free-reported-threats-how-do-we-handle-them/

For information on choosing an AV you might want to take a look here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/
Post #2 is more specific to your question, but the entire thread is relevant information.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 06:48 PM

Thanks Animal. I think I'll go with Avast. Its 360Mb, but if it works, I'll take it.



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:25 PM

You're quite welcome.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:42 PM

I'm not an expert, but a long time user of Avast Free Anti Virus and recommend it above most everything else, but having said that I have recently discovered a different AV program that I like very much, and have installed it on both of my computers. It's called Unthreat Anti Virus Free, and it's worth a look. It seems to work very well.






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