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Free antivirus programs?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Sniperfox, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    Are there any that are good?
     

  2. pipedreams

    pipedreams Member

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    +1 :wavey:
     
  3. Pierre!

    Pierre! NRA Life Member

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    Another vote for Avast, and one for Microsoft Security Essentials!

    The great feature of MS Security Essentials is that it is licensed for use by Businesses!

    Last time I checked, it was the ONLY AV software legal for use by businesses...

    I use the AVAST on my secondary notebook which is for afterhours surfing and it does quite well too... but right on it's page it says 'Free For Home Use'.

    Either is a good choice for your AV / AM strategy! If you want to validate your current strategy, try my eBook... Might help you out, or may just validate that what you are doing is right on...

    HTH...

    Patrick
     
  4. FAS1

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  5. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Avast and AVG are recommended about equally in the big picture. They're both worthwhile.
     
  6. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    Microsoft Security Essentials seems to cause the fewest conflicts. The newest version is as good as any of the other choices.
     
  7. whoops dude

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    avast, avg, avira, MSE. these are all good and recommended by IT professionals if you're going with freeware.
     
  8. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    avast and combofix
     
  9. BlownFiveLiter

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    Here's another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials. I haven't tried Avast, but AVG missed a virus that MSE found. That was enough for me to dump it.
     
  10. Sniperfox

    Sniperfox Kopfjaeger

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    I'm really surprised that anything coming from Microsoft is actually free, but it's beginning to sound pretty good.
     
  11. boomhower

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    I've pretty much all of them over the years and Microsoft Security Essentials is by far my favorite. Lightweight and very easy on resources but still has an extremely good catch rate.