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#1 Mark Lewis

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 09:44 PM

Are there any decent freeware anti-virus programs? I am currently on the dole and do not have the money to go out and buy any new software.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 10:10 PM

See this thread Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

Many applications listed there that are freeware.
One doesn't have to be "on the dole" to appreciate the free efforts of others to help all.

BTW - welcome to this forum of people helping each other.

Hope to see you around the forums.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 11:12 PM

AntiVir is what I'm using currently, Have used AVG and had Avast for 1 day,
didn't like the UI or the fact that you didn't seem to have a choice about if
you wanted to use the the e-mail scanner or not.

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Posted 15 May 2006 - 08:56 AM

You can turn off the E-mail scanner if you use AVGFree.
Go to AVG's Control Center, double click on E-Mail Scanner, click on the Plugins tab, cling on "configure" and uncheck both "check incoming mail" and the "check outgoing mail."
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Posted 15 May 2006 - 02:26 PM

Bit Defender appears to be a comprehensive and easy to control anti-virus program.
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Posted 15 May 2006 - 03:50 PM

You can turn off the E-mail scanner if you use AVGFree.
Go to AVG's Control Center, double click on E-Mail Scanner, click on the Plugins tab, cling on "configure" and uncheck both "check incoming mail" and the "check outgoing mail."
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Yes, correct you are , was only referring to Avast though .
Had no problems to speak of with AVG just didn't like their
handling of the WMF thing.

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