Free Anti Virus Soft ware ideas please

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  1. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    I have done a search and the last thread on it appears to be 2013 my Norton has just run out, does anyone have any recommendations for a free security download that I could use. Thank you, Carol :Smile:

     
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    Microsoft security essentials, Avast, AVG...
     
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    I have used AVG in the past, you can get a free edition, if you search around on AVG's website.
    Don't forget to completely remove every last bit of Norton. Your computer will feel like new again!
    Allan
     
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    I second Allans post
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Our son downloads the free AVG software onto mine. Wouldn't have the first idea of how he does it though - sorry!
     
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    Had AVG which was OK but it started to get over protective challenging everything you did, I followed advice off this Forum and installed MS essentials and it has performed very well, runs in the background with little attention needed(y)
     
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    Yes MS Security Essentials and Malware Bytes on the Win7 lappie. Also Spybot Search and Destroy and CC Cleaner. On the old XP desktop I use AVG as Microsoft is no longer supporting the OS, plus the others mentioned above.
     
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    It's all been said and they are correct...AVG make it difficult to find the 'FREE' version and my advice would be to read everything before agreeing otherwise you will get stacks of crap-ware with it.
     
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    Another user of Microsoft Security Essentials.
     
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    Something else I'd forgotten I use is Self Destructing Cookies, an add on for the Firefox browser. The only cookies I normally keep are Fun, my email provider and The Aaaghly Mail, where's that old icon when you need it? :rolleyes:
     
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    Do not in any instance use Microsoft's AV software.

    Just think about it. All virus writers attack vulnerablities in MS products. MS products are full of holes.

    If Microsoft sell crap and vulnerable products, why would you use one of their products to fix another of their products ? ::bigsmile:

    I have worked for McAFee for 8 years and I recommend AVG and Avast for home use.
     
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    Yorick, I know I am useless, could you put me a link please, thanks:)
     
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    All software is vulnerable. They attack M$ because there are more M$ computers out there than any other OS.

    No-one, apart from Microsoft knows their source better than Microsoft.

    So let them fix it.
     
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    Brian can you put me the link for that I have tried must be doing something wrong ( won't put a smiley) x
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    Ahem. I used to do tests on 500,000 live viruses using McAFee's and all opponent's products and MS were shite.
     
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    I have used Avast for years, seems excellent.
     
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    I have used Avast for years, seems excellent.
     
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