Which free anti virus do you use?

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    I've just got rid of my talkralk landline so now I have no antivirus software to use when im using other folks wifi through fon.

    What free antivirus do you recommend for laptop and also tablet?
     
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  3. Robert Clark

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    Microsoft security essentials
     
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    AVG. I have it on my PC, tablet and phone
     
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    ditto
     
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    Ditto...#3
     
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    I always used AVG, always worked well, but must keep it updated!
     
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    Avast. used it for years.
     
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    AVG(y)

    Ditto...#4​
     
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    Same here on all our PCs.
    We used to use AVG until it started playing up some years ago (can't recall the details now). We still use it on Android devices though.
     
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    We use McAfee and Malwarebytes on all of our machines.
     
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    AVG used to cause my laptop to crash all the time
     
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    It may have been that. As I say, I can't recall the details but there was some problem that meant we changed.
     
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    +1
    Nothing on phone or tablet (haven't had a malware issue - touch wood).
     
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    MS Essentials for me too. Had Mcafee pre-installed on the new laptop but found it too invasive although to be fair I was struggling with Win8 at the same time before upgrading to Win10.
     
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    When I got my iMac I was going to put AVG on it just in case I did something daft when I came across all these sites saying that AVG was now classed as spyware itself!
    Apparently it sells your details to cover it's costs as the program is free
    http://www.techeye.net/news/avg-spies-and-sells-private-data-to-advertisers

    Because of this I installed Avast, it seems OK, just waiting to read that Avast is now spyware!

    PS just read that Avast was doing similar stuff until last year but cleaned up its act. Seems you can't trust anyone!
     
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    Robert, I have been using it for years on the last 3 laptops plus the desktop without any problems. What version of windows were you using?
     
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    The best 'anti-virus" is OSX ;)
     
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    on my Macbook? no real need :rolleyes:
     
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