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Virus Protection for Windows xp?


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#1 InventJoy

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Suggestion pls


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:40 PM

Panda Free Antivirus:

 

http://www.pandasecurity.com/usa/homeusers/solutions/free-antivirus/


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

Thx for quick response. would like feedback from people using this free product. Its scary to download anything these days



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Posted 17 June 2017 - 05:36 PM

Panda works just fine.  I've used it for a very long period of time, though I just transitioned my Windows 10 machines all to Windows Defender.

 

This is not an option under XP.


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Posted 17 June 2017 - 09:53 PM

Would like feedback from people using this free product. Its scary to download anything these days.

Panda is a well respected antivirus. It is the only free antivirus I would use for Win XP. Panda runs quietly in the background & doesn't annoy you with constant popups to upgrade. I still have Panda installed on a Win 7 & a 8.1 computer.

Like britechguy, I use the built in Windows Defender on my Win 10 machine.

 

With an XP computer, in addition to the antivirus, I would install the free version of Malwarebytes & the free SpywareBlaster along with a good anti keylogger such as Zemana. 

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/zemana-antilogger-free/dl/273/

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/use-spywareblaster-to-protect-your-computer/


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:38 AM

I had no issues when I used Panda.

 

The nice thing about Panda is the cloud component creates a local cache that can be used even when the system is not connected to the Internet.

 

You can get the current version (and previous versions) on FileHippo...

 

http://filehippo.com/download_panda_free_antivirus/


Edited by jwoods301, 18 June 2017 - 01:41 AM.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:34 PM


You may want to read these two recent topic discussions.Keep in mind that an anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected rather than block or prevent the infection in the first place. Anti-virus and anti-malware programs each perform different tasks as it relates to computer security and threat detection. Essentially, they look for and remove different types of malicious threats. Therefore, you need both an anti-virus and an effective anti-malware solution with real-time protection for maximum protection. Zemana AntiMalware supports Windows XP.
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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

Thx for quick response. would like feedback from people using this free product. Its scary to download anything these days

 

I had Panda Free for about five days, then uninstalled it. Just not newbie-friendly (could never get control over it), but I've got XP Pro so it may behave for you. I went with Avira Free (with BGPKiller to silence the popups).



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Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:58 AM

Another point I forgot to mention...XP users should also stop using Internet Explorer since that version is no longer supported and is vulnerable to attack and exploits. Instead, they should use an updated alternate browser.
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Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:07 PM

Thx Codaeous, Pls give me feedback about the new program. I'm also newbie & want KISS. Also thx Quietman. I may not mention every detail but I'm reading & incorporating ur advice.



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 05:44 AM

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