Free Virus Software

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by freepatriot, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. freepatriot

    freepatriot Retired GT Mod Moderator

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    Search function disabled, sorry, I'm sure this is a repost

    My dad is looking for a free virus catching program. Windows.

    Any ideas?

    Scott
     
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    elderboy02 Cincy Glocker

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    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    +1 for AVG, been using it for years now ;)
     
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    I've been using Avast for several months now. Very pleased.
     
  6. freepatriot

    freepatriot Retired GT Mod Moderator

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    Thanks for the tips, fellas
     
  7. forumer147

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    I think you should go to grisoft site since they offer free AVG anti virus and it is really good.
     
  8. IndyGunFreak

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    Another vote for AVG... They're spyware tool is actually very good to(used to be called Ewido)

    IGF
     
  9. vanderson

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    Is Avista any good? Some local nerd put it on there not sure if he was stupid or installed a virus.
     
  10. Washington D.C.

    Washington D.C.

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    Never heard of it. Are you sure that's the correct spelling?
     
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    whiteknight3633 NRA Member

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    Another + for AVG.

    Have been running it on my laptop for about 3 years and the wife's desktop for about 1 year (she was a Norton fan and finally got tired of paying the yearly fee, so she came over to the free side of life).

    I have witnessed AVG in action about 3 times while perusing various websites. All of a sudden all sorts of bells and whistles began going off and a message popped up saying AVG has detected an incoming virus...what do you want to do with it (or something to that affect). There are several options given and I quarantine it, then delete it and immediately run AVG. No more virus found.

    Best of luck on what you decide.
     
  12. Steve in PA

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    I think he means Avast, which is what I use. I like it, no problems or issues.
     
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    Washington D.C.

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    Avast! isn't bad but these days AVG has a partnership with Microsoft and gets a lot of info and money from MS. I think AVG has better detection. I find the AVG controls a bit easier to use than the "car radio" controls of Avast!. I think Avast! still needs the free registration renewed every year. AVG now has the inside track on Vista from MS and the "big" anti virus companies are suing MS for this. I think Avast! was one of the first to support 64 bit Windows which most people don't have but it's good to know if you are running the 64 bit version. Comodo anti virus also seems like a good one but hasn't been around long. The important things are timely updates to keep up with the threats and good testing. The info and money from MS really helps AVG.
     
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    crzn01 G23 Gen 4 (32)

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    2nd that.......................
     
  15. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

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    We have AVG on two of our PC's at work and I find I like Avast better. Maybe its just a personal thing, but either one should work for you.