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Antivirus Recommendation - Split from Another Topic

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#1 Jdaniel314


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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:44 PM

Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/366982/freeware-replacements-for-common-commercial-apps/ ~Budapest
Can anyone recommend a free antivirus with good active protection?
maybe one that compliments malwarebytes and superantispyware's free scanners?
AVG is about to expire and I'm sick and tired of paying for a program that can only be used for a year or two.

Edited by Budapest, 01 August 2013 - 01:02 AM.

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#2 noknojon


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:29 AM

Hello Jdaniel314
Please start by reading This Topic Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.


There is a lot to look for, and I am sure you will ger a variety of Brand Name responses.


Have you ever used any other (Free) Antivirus program in recent times and were you happy ?


Please Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.

From here we can see other added security programs, and that may help a bit -



Thank You -

Edited by noknojon, 01 August 2013 - 04:30 AM.

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 02:08 AM

I would recommend following:




Malwarebytes (Anti-malware protection)

Spybot Software


All these are very good antivirus protection software

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 07:17 AM

mvps.org is no longer recommending Spybot S&D (or Ad-Aware) due to poor testing results. See here - (scroll down and read under Freeware Antispyware Products). Further, most people don't understand how to use Spybot's TeaTimer and that feature can cause more problems than it's worth. TeaTimer monitors changes to certain critical keys in Windows registry but does not indicate if the change is normal or a modification made by a malware infection. The user must have an understanding of the registry and how TeaTimer works in order to make informed decisions to allow or deny the detected changes. If you don't have understanding how a particular security tool works, then you probably should not be using it. Additionally, TeaTimer may conflict with other security tools which do a much better job of protecting your computer and in some cases it will even prevent disinfection of malware by those tools.
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