Virus protection downloads

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  1. Tailendcharley

    Tailendcharley Read Only Funster

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    Morning all,

    Anyone got any suggestions for the best,free anti virus downloads please.:BigGrin:


    Just been infected:Angry: and had to dump my old laptop:Doh:

    Any good suggestions please:thumb:

    Regards

    Smithy:Eeek:
     
  2. reader

    reader Deleted User

    You could look at Avast, Avira AntiVir, or the slightly now bloated AVG
     
  3. PenelopePitstop

    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

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    I use AVG and it seems OK

    Also have XoftSpy SE on and Spybot

    Belt and braces I suppose!
     
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    :Cool: AVG & Avira Anti-Virus. :thumb:
     
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    Virus protection

    My vote is for AVG. It checks all of your downloads, updates itself and can be set to do regular full system scans - all for free!!!
     
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    another AVG user :thumb: :thumb:
     
  7. Taran_Las

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    I use AVG but it does soak up a lot of cpu. OK when used on a new machine but annoyingly slow when used on a less powerful/old one. But as its free I can't complain (too much:BigGrin:).
     
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    avast has been good for me:thumb:
     
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    Agree AVG is good but if you are a Barclays online customer they will give you Kapersky for free.
    Patrick
     
  10. MikeandCarolyn

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    I spose,like most things,you get what you 'pay' for.Carolyn uses Avast and it seems ok-coupled with Malwarebytes free version to get rid of the spyware.
    I have used freebies and had probs over the yrs-so now I use Kapersky and Malwarebytes
    paid for version to stop spyware rather than just detect and get rid.
     
  11. WillH

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    AVG - no problems
     
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    No firewall with AVG. I use Comodo which uodates daily and has the firewall. Computer also runs quicker since I ditched AVG.
     
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    I can recommend Spybot Search and Destroy, which I've been using for a few years. As well as active malware protection and full system sweeps it also intelligently controls all registry and start-up changes and allows you to intervene.

    You can read more and download here:
    The home of Spybot-S&D!

    I wouldn't personally recommend AVG (although a lot of people are happy with it) as it seems to run a lot of resource-hungry processes.
     
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    I use AVGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGIYKGvbldckjnweklf vwgwfn vwlrjtcgtgegjve;kmcv ,xzmvlkfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffmv ler. ,tmgkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkgmv rf:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I used AVG but found it didn't do what it claimed to.
    I bought PANDA for £16 ( for three licences ) on Amazon. I would recommend Panda to anyone, it reallly is very good, and £16 isn't much for the protection it gives.
     
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    A computer mag, I think it was PC Advisor, recently tested some antivirus programs and the result was you get what you pay/don't pay for. Norton, Macafee & paid for AVG did a great job of protection. The free ones did an OK job.

    I use Comodo which came out as the worst performer but it's the thinnest.

    It's my choice because I hate my computer being taken over by Norton, Macafee, AOL etc.
     
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    Thanks for all the info...I'm now fully loaded with all manner of stuff so I should be alright in the future :thumb::thumb: but somehow I doubt it :Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Regards

    Smithy :thumb::thumb:
     
  18. sinbad1

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    I used avg for years ;but because of avg8 being a resource hog slowing things down, i have changed to avira antivir which works well for me.

    Personally i prefer to have a standalone antivirus with separate malware program, never paid for antivirus protection can't see the point.

    regards
     
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