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The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Digitalocksmith on Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:48 am

Here are some links to what i consider are some of the best 'freeware' Antivirus programs around today! :sunny:

Most of these i have tested personally, and many are also Vista Compliant.

As you all know, an effective Antivirus program is one of our first line of defences against contracting Malware Infections!
If you dont already have an AV, make sure that you secure yourself one of these below.
The programs are light and want hog your system resources like many out there that you even need to pay for Big Grin


Avast Home Edition (Windows All)

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html


Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic (Windows All) Works great with Vista!


http://www.free-av.com/



Microsoft Security Essentials (Windows All)


http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/


Enjoy Cheers Mate


Last edited by DragonMaster Jay on Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:02 am; edited 3 times in total (Reason for editing : Removed AVG.)

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Wolflobo on Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:40 pm

thank you i am using kaspersky.. Thank You!

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Sir $wat on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:32 am

i heard that antivir is the best... is that true?




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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:19 am

There really isn't anything that is "best" But I can say that antivir is one of the best free antiviruses in my point of view.


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by AuroraRange on Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:25 am

I've using avg till now and no virus(accept u surf pr0n sites) combo-ed with spybot s&d. Good list for computer newbies Thank You!



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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by ThunderBluff on Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:46 am

@AuroraRange wrote:I've using avg till now and no virus(accept u surf pr0n sites) combo-ed with spybot s&d. Good list for computer newbies Thank You!
alots of people said AVG sucked and not worth, but im guessing they are talking about the errm "free" version of it, im supposing..



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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:51 am

There's not much difference between the free and commercial version except a few features like network drive scanning.

They probably said AVG is no good because it can't disinfect viruses (AVG deletes virus, not disinfect) as efficiently as Kaspersky.


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Biglowz on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:33 pm

I dled avast home edition 4.. thx.. Cheesy Grin (sparkly


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by AuroraRange on Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:36 pm

@Doctor Inferno wrote:There's not much difference between the free and commercial version except a few features like network drive scanning.

They probably said AVG is no good because it can't disinfect viruses (AVG deletes virus, not disinfect) as efficiently as Kaspersky.

AVG is free :hmm:



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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by sk8termad on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:13 am

eek! i don't like AVG i use avast Cheesy Grin (sparkly

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Sir $wat on Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:03 am

do u recommend me uninstalling Norton 2007 and installing the free version of anitivir?




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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:46 am

If you experiencing system slow downs, yes.


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by megmeg09 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:51 am

I would like to know an unbiased (not saying that any of the opinions already stated were biased) opinion of AVG Free.
Since I've had it I've come into contact with several different stubborn viruses.
I would like to know if I should switch to something else. =P

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Sir $wat on Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:56 am

it's a known fact that AVG detects many false positives.




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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by megmeg09 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:27 am

Alright, but is there any really good free AV's with auto-protect?

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:49 am

@megmeg09 wrote:Alright, but is there any really good free AV's with auto-protect?

I would recommend this:

http://www.free-av.com/


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by yakitatefreak on Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:41 pm

Using Antivir was a breeze. I have the software and it is free, fast, and better than that of things that you buy. I have no problems on Antivir, and it helped my friend delete a virus that had been on their computer.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Darrell dean on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:18 pm

iam haveing truble removing a 2010 rouge popup it has taken over

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Dr Jay on Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:02 pm

Darrell dean:

Please read this over and click here to open a new topic.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by wdw3264 on Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:28 am

Right now, I'm using the anti-virus/anti-malware that comes with System Mechanic Pro 9.5, But no matter what I use, paid or free, I always use Microtrend's Housecalls as a back up for scanning, its also free. It not only scans for viruses, malware, spyware and such, but also does rootkit too which most AV doesn't do. Though it's not an anti-virus program, it is a good virus scanner

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Wtf Clawed on Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:17 pm

@Sir $wat wrote:i heard that antivir is the best... is that true?

Detection System is great

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Vendetta on Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:45 pm

Do you have any recommendations for all the Mac users out there for anti-virus freeware? Now that it seems they (I do have an imac as well as my PC) may have to actually be concerned about viruses, it wold be great to know what to use.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:42 am


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Vendetta on Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:17 pm

Thank you so much.\, I will add it this weekend. My daughter loves going to facebook and myspace on my mac, so extra protection is definitely a must.

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Two at once

Post by AdkWoody on Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:22 pm

I run both Avast and Avira at the same time. The are compatible with each other and what one misses the other will get. I have been running on 4 computers I built and two purchased with no problem. I only recommend that you have a good dual core or better to run it. AVG is full of junk and does NOTHING to keep the computer safe. That was my first free anti virus and had a problem 2 weeks after download. Had to wipe the hd and start from scratch!

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Buttons on Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:18 pm

@AdkWoody wrote:I run both Avast and Avira at the same time. The are compatible with each other and what one misses the other will get. I have been running on 4 computers I built and two purchased with no problem. I only recommend that you have a good dual core or better to run it. AVG is full of junk and does NOTHING to keep the computer safe. That was my first free anti virus and had a problem 2 weeks after download. Had to wipe the hd and start from scratch!


I don't recommend running more the one antivirus active or not. They can cause system problems like slowdowns, conflicts ect. Please don't recommend running more then one as many av's can detect similar files which would result in a crash.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by straycat19 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:49 pm

If you want to know what works and what doesn't then you need to check out AV_TEST.ORG. They evaluate all the products and post their results.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Buttons on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:36 pm

Test results are unreliable.

1. They drop infections in a folder and call it a test.
2. Infections are collected ahead of time and could be non existent in the database at time of test.
3. Settings are often changed for no good reason.
4. Software is often tested in an incorrect category example mbam with av software.

You can't rely on these tests.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by ljbaker on Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:22 am

How do I get rid of SPYWARE

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Dr Jay on Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:27 am


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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Jazeon on Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:51 pm

opm I still consider Panda Cloud Anitvirus the best.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by hotraider on Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:45 am

Hey all, Iam using Comodo Internet Security which they are giving free for 1 year, it is a good Anti Virus software. Try at www.comodo.com.

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by kopitejohn on Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:40 pm

Hi there new to the site but already some good info extracted. Ive got free version of AVG but became infected with the dreaded MS Removal Tool virus which I stupidly paid somebody to get rid of. Any way I have downloaded MS security essential and now thinking of the others mentioned above but am i right in thinking that I shud only have one anti virus programe rather than several ?

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Baudu AV 2013

Post by laguna59 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:19 pm

Has anyone tried, or reviewed, Baidu AV 2013?  Its free and they intend to keep it that way.Honored

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Re: The good Antivirus Software Downloads

Post by Satish12 on Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:31 am

Really very nice.

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