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#1 crystalhealing

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 09:42 AM

What would be a good anti virus and spam software to install on my windows XP laptop?

 

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:36 AM

Creo que dentro de los programas gratis el avira cumple con las mayoría de especificaciones como también el antivirus de microsoft el security essentials.

Dentro de los pagados el ESET NOD32 AntiVirus es un antivirus de calidad y eficacia realmente impresionantes



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:59 AM

Creo que dentro de los programas gratis el avira cumple con las mayoría de especificaciones como también el antivirus de microsoft el security essentials.

Dentro de los pagados el ESET NOD32 AntiVirus es un antivirus de calidad y eficacia realmente impresionantes

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:02 AM

Anyway :hello: & :welcome: to BleepingComputers. Besides,it isn't a place where you should post your computer-related questions. Since you're running Windows XP,you should post it on Windows XP : Home & Professional sub-forum



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:46 AM

JHC, Google Translate http://translate.google.com/ is Your friend.

 

Translated to

I believe in free avira program meets most specifications as also the antivirus microsoft security essentials.

Within paid the NOD32 AntiVirus is an antivirus software really impressive quality and efficiency

 

 

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Edited by rotor123, 01 September 2013 - 11:54 AM.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:53 AM

 :welcome:

 

Whatever You decide to try make sure it will work with XP. As an example Norton Antivirus no longer supports XP.

 

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:07 PM

Anyway :hello: & :welcome: to BleepingComputers. Besides,it isn't a place where you should post your computer-related questions. Since you're running Windows XP,you should post it on Windows XP : Home & Professional sub-forum

By the way, a little tip, just report these topics so a mod can move them instead of asking the user to post a new topic.
 
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This list differs between people, but most would agree to it:
Best free anti-viruses: Avast! Free and Microsoft Security Essentials.
Best paid ant-viruses: Kasparsky, ESET NOD32 and BitDefender.
Best anti-malware (you should add this for extra defence): Malwarebytes PRO (the free version is still very good, but has no real time protection).
 
Also see these: 
Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools
Choosing a Firewall
 
As for a spam filter, I have no experience so I cannot comment on what are ones are good or not.
 
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

Hi, xXToffeeXx

 

If I said I do not even use a Spam filter so I have no opinion. Every once in a while a Spam or two leaks through so I can only assume that my ISP filters it and a darn good job of it too.

 

As I see it the problem is that there are fewer choices for older OS's such as XP than there used to be.

 

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

Hi, xXToffeeXx

 

If I said I do not even use a Spam filter so I have no opinion. Every once in a while a Spam or two leaks through so I can only assume that my ISP filters it and a darn good job of it too.

 

As I see it the problem is that there are fewer choices for older OS's such as XP than there used to be.

 

Roger

I agree, I have a spam box on my email and all spam goes to there so that's the main reason I have not needed one. If the user is getting a lot of spam through their email I suggest they take it up with their ISP or email company as they might be able to do something about it.

 

Yes, but most anti-viruses still support at the moment. Only in a few years will there be no support since a lot of users still use XP. Still, I agree that there is less choice, and if you can switching to another OS is best (otherwise it will be like Win98 in a few years).

 

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:19 PM

thank you for the responses, someone else said to try the esetnod32, I'll check it out



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 02:26 PM

If you don't mind paying, then it's a very good anti-virus with good detections, features and is not too heavy on the system.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:10 PM

For a free spam filter I can suggest MailWasher.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

My personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources just as xXToffeeXx~ noted in her reply.
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:11 AM

Here is the list of some antivirus and spam software which you can use. These tools are available in both free and paid versions. Choose according to system requirements and your data security need:

 

Antivirus Software for laptops :-

·         Microsoft security Essentials

·         Avast free Antivirus

·         AVG Antivirus Free Edition

·         Immunet Free Antivirus

·         ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus

 

Spam Defense Software for Free:-

           ·         Spamfence

           ·         K9 - Free Spam Filter

           ·         SpamRIP

                     MailWasher Free 


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:49 AM

What would be a good anti virus and spam software to install on my windows XP laptop?

 

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for anti virus you can use avast antivirus free it has got good detection rate and automatic update, and any good malware removal tool like malwarebytes, advanced system care etc.






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