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Post by graham_gemma on 19th July 2009, 9:16 pm

What is the best antivirus available that is free to download?

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Doctor Inferno on 20th July 2009, 9:33 am

Hello,

FOR AntiVirus:

1) Antivir PersonalEditionClassic
-Free anti-virus software for Windows.
-Detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses. Free support.
2) avast! 4 Home Edition
-Anti-virus program for Windows.
-The home edition is freeware for noncommercial user.

It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts.

FOR Antispyware:

SuperAntiSpyware - Awesome for on demend scanning, is updated everyday, good detection rate.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Malware bytes anti-malware - Same reason.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php


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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Captn on 31st July 2009, 8:13 pm

How is AVG Free Edition? http://free.avg.com/

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Doctor Inferno on 1st August 2009, 2:04 am

Hello,

AVG reports more false positives than the ones mentioned above, which is why we recommend Avira and Avast.


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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Captn on 1st August 2009, 4:54 am

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Hello,

AVG reports more false positives than the ones mentioned above, which is why we recommend Avira and Avast.

Thank you.

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Post by Stev1 on 19th September 2009, 10:13 am

I agree with The good Doctor I use Avira But Avast is also very good .

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Post by longlast4 on 30th September 2009, 2:31 am

@Doctor Inferno wrote:Hello,

FOR AntiVirus:

1) Antivir PersonalEditionClassic
-Free anti-virus software for Windows.
-Detects and removes more than 50,000 viruses. Free support.
2) avast! 4 Home Edition
-Anti-virus program for Windows.
-The home edition is freeware for noncommercial user.

It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts.

FOR Antispyware:

SuperAntiSpyware - Awesome for on demend scanning, is updated everyday, good detection rate.
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Malware bytes anti-malware - Same reason.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php


is it okay to have a antivirus and a antispyware on at the same time.

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Safan on 30th September 2009, 6:38 am

Yes, both protect for different reasons so there are unlikely to be conflicts

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by flashthedeveloper on 13th November 2009, 9:43 am

My Mcafee runs out today and I don't really want to pay Ģ40 for a one year renewal. So what is the procedure to remove Mcafee and then in install Antivir?

Do I literally uninstall Mcafee and then upload Antivir?

Also (just an example) % wise if Mcafee is 99% protection compliant against threats, what would antivir be roughly? 85%?

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Doctor Inferno on 13th November 2009, 10:02 am

Instructions to remove McAFee completely can be found here:

http://www.geekpolice.net/tutorials-guides-f13/completely-remove-norton-avast-avg-kaspersky-mcafee-nod32-f-secure-t1180.htm

Once you run the McAFee uninstall too, simply install Avira.


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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by flashthedeveloper on 14th November 2009, 2:14 pm

As always, thanks doc and admin staff @ GP

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by paulsky on 18th January 2010, 12:58 pm

im considering changing from
AVG to one of the above but ill wait for the all clear on my present problem (im hoping its ok :S)

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Belahzur on 18th January 2010, 1:35 pm

@paulsky wrote:im considering changing from
AVG to one of the above but ill wait for the all clear on my present problem (im hoping its ok :S)

Once you have finished with your current topic (Dragon helping), drop him a note about wanting to switch and he'll guide you through it.


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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Defsound on 3rd March 2010, 3:51 pm

@Doctor Inferno wrote:
It is strongly recommended that you run only one antivirus program at a time. Having more than one antivirus program active in memory uses additional resources and can result in program conflicts and false virus alerts.

Does the same thing apply to the antispyware?

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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Belahzur on 3rd March 2010, 4:10 pm

No, antispyware is different.


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Re: best free anti virus available???

Post by Gabethebabe on 8th March 2010, 10:18 am

How does Panda Cloud fit into the list of free AVīs?

If we may believe PCMAG reviewer Rubinstein, it tops Avast! and is their recommended free AV (they have no recent test on Avira Free though).

I still think Panda can be added to the list of Avira and Avast and AVG is the least recommendable of the four, it got kinda bloated, its link scanner has caused more than one problem and it ranks lower in detection rates than the others.

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