Where can I find a free anti virus program.
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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:18 PM
What operating system are you using?
Free Anti-virus programs: (choose and install only one)
Other Free Alternatives:
If you are using Windows 8, there is always the option to just use Windows Defender on Windows 8 which integrates a more robust version of Windows Defender (and uses that name) for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection? Although it uses the same name, it is not the same as Defender in previous operating systems. Windows Defender 8 provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) provides on older operation systems and uses the same daily virus definition updates.
Note: Keep in mind that many anti-virus vendors are bundling toolbars and other software with their products as a cost recoup measure. In fact, all free Anti-virus programs now come with toolbars or other bundled software except Bitdefender Free...see Has the antivirus industry gone mad?! If pre-checked by default that means you need to uncheck that option during installation if you don't want it.
Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:11 AM
You can search over the internet.There are various websites are available which provides free antivirus download program to you.
Posted 22 May 2015 - 05:48 AM
Posted 27 May 2015 - 06:23 AM
You can select any one of the following, these all are better and free to download from their official websites
Edited by justinkemp99, 27 May 2015 - 06:25 AM.
Posted 27 May 2015 - 06:33 AM
Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:17 PM
Some personal suggestions:
Panda cloud antivirus - it's really light and does the job
ClamWin - it's opensource but doesn't automatically scan files
Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:45 PM
Posted 29 May 2015 - 08:56 PM
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:20 PM
A malware could cripple the Internet connection and render the cloud antivirus useless
Exactly the same thing could happen to the traditional signature based antivirus. If a malware gets through the traditional signature defenses and manages to disable your Internet connection, you will not be able to get signature updates from your AV vendor and therefore will not be protected against the new malware variants, rendering your traditional AV just as useless.
Cloud-based antivirus do not protect while offline
While this might be true of some cloud-based antivirus implementations, in the case of Panda Cloud Antivirus it is not true. Panda Cloud Antivirus has a local cached copy of the Collective Intelligence cloud servers. This local cache is tasked with detecting (even while not connected to the Internet) malware that is in the wild, non-PE malware and other threats. Unlike traditional signature updates, this local cache update is a moving target of what the community sees as circulating out there in the wild. Therefore it is able to efficiently protect against the important threats.
...Panda Cloud Antivirus has the best of both worlds; it includes local protection for offline and the most effective protection while online.
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