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Offline heaflaw

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anti virus
« on: September 29, 2008, 11:35:22 PM »
So, what's the best free antivirus and do they really protect well enough?

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 11:47:29 PM »
avg anti-virus free

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2008, 12:33:18 AM »
avg anti-virus free

BY FAR the best free anti-virus is AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition version 8.0.173  (as of Sept. 28, 2008)
And for ad blocking its the free Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008 version 7.1.0.11 (Watch out for similarly spelled trash)
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Re: anti virus
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 05:54:00 AM »
i always favored "Avast", heard some computers have conflicts with AVG!
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Re: anti virus
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 09:09:54 AM »
avg anti-virus free

BY FAR the best free anti-virus is AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition version 8.0.173  (as of Sept. 28, 2008)
And for ad blocking its the free Lavasoft Ad-Aware 2008 version 7.1.0.11 out for(Watch  similarly spelled trash)Get Em, Run Em, You'll be glad you did.

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 10:50:29 AM »
whatever you do, don't use symantec.  It just suck the life out of whatever hardware that comes in its way :-)

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 10:50:48 AM »
CA Anti virus That is what I got dose any body know about it ??
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Re: anti virus
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2008, 01:18:29 PM »
CA which is EZtrust.

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2008, 05:26:22 PM »
CA which is EZtrust.
But are they any good
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Re: anti virus
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2008, 05:38:53 PM »
I like CA EZ trust. It updates daily so you do not have one big upload when you check. I have not yet had a virus make it through.

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2008, 08:01:54 PM »
I used Avast for a few years and it worked fine, but since I bought one called Kaspersky Internet Suit, I think its the best thing since slice bread, very nice!!!! think I will keep this one, done had it for about 2 years now and bought a 3 year service. not one problem yet!!!!
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Re: anti virus
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 03:24:14 PM »
Pfft. Norton antivirus (symantec) has been slowing computers down since the early 90s. It's a wonder they are still in business. AVG is great.



Edited to clarify- my post started with "symantec!" and may have been misconstrued as an endorsement. Let me be perfectly clear, symantic=bad
« Last Edit: November 18, 2008, 06:32:30 PM by Melilem »

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 08:11:28 PM »
If anybod is interested in Zone Alarm PRO here is a link that will be good only on 11/18/08 so use it on that day or you won't get it free.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2334774,00.asp

Got this site from a very reputable forum I'm in so know it is good.
Never had any trouble from Zone Alarm free so am going to download it in the morning and try it.

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Re: anti virus
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 10:34:59 PM »
I use AVG free, never had a virus. But I do have a couple spyware programs that it finds every time I run a scan, that it can't remove.
Other than that I would recommend it. Can't complain to much, after all it is free.

 

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