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Free antivirus software recomendation

  1. #1


    GT Guest

    Free antivirus software recomendation

    I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free Edition
    still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to sign-up?
    any thoughts in this software

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  3. #2


    Mark H Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    AVG or avast! are both highly recommended in the free world.

    "GT" <GT@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free
    Edition

    > still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to
    sign-up?

    > any thoughts in this software


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    You can use the free versions of either AVG (http://free.grisoft.com) or
    AVast! http://www.avast.com) both are excellent, although I still recommend
    AVG (it has a more user friendly interface).

    With AVG you don't 'sign up' as such. During installation you are asked to
    'personalise' avg but that is all, i.e., ser Name, Company, Licence (the
    free version of AVG already displays the licence number on this page.)


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    "GT" <GT@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free
    > Edition
    > still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to
    > sign-up?
    > any thoughts in this software

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Donny Broome Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    Yes, AVG is still good enough. It uses very little RAM and it has the
    features you'll want.


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    "GT" <GT@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CCD008AE-C348-4542-A861-8C19870F1B6E@xxxxxx

    > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free
    > Edition
    > still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to
    > sign-up?
    > any thoughts in this software


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #5


    f/fgeorge Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:15:01 -0700, GT <GT@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free Edition
    >still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to sign-up?
    >any thoughts in this software
    Just remember to also run Windows Defender, it is not the best but is
    better than nothing and is also free. I use AVG on most of my 20 some
    computers but have been slowly switching to Avast. Avast has free
    anti-spyware built in. AVG has user definable scanning times, I have
    not found that on Avast yet.

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  7. #6


    Kayman Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:15:01 -0700, GT wrote:

    > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free Edition
    > still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to sign-up?
    > any thoughts in this software
    There are many good free AV applications available, and almost everyone has
    his favorite. Most of the users are emotionally attached to their av
    application and will have excellent reasons for not recommending any other
    brand.
    The most important thing here is that all of the available choices listed
    here are better in some respects than in others, and which choice is better
    for *you* depends on what you do, how you work, and which features you use.
    The way you use your PC is different from others.
    Have a look at this:
    http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm
    and be guided accordingly.
    Good info can be obtained here:
    http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20
    and here:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/

    If the above is too deluging consider this:-
    Real-time AV applications - for viral malware.
    Do not utilize more than one (1) real-time anti-virus scanning engine!
    Disable the e-mail scanning function during installation (Custom
    Installation on some AV apps.) as it provides no additional protection. In
    fact most experts believe that scanning incoming and outgoing mail causes
    e-mail file corruption.

    Avira AntiVir® PersonalEdition Classic - Free
    http://www.free-av.com/antivirus/allinonen.html
    You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
    http://www.elitekiller.com/files/dis...ntivir_nag.htm
    or
    Free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition
    It includes ANTI-SPYWARE protection, certified by the West Coast Labs
    Checkmark process, and ANTI-ROOTKIT DETECTION based on the best-in class
    GMER technology.
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    (Choose Custom Installation and under Resident
    Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.)
    or
    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    http://free.grisoft.com/
    (Choose custom install and untick the email scanner plugin.)
    or
    Kaspersky® Anti-Virus 7.0 - Not Free
    http://www.kaspersky.com/homeuser
    or
    ESET NOD32 Antivirus - Not Free
    http://www.eset.com/
    and (optional)
    On-demand AV application.
    David H. Lipman's MULTI_AV.EXE
    http://www.pctipp.ch/ds/28400/28470/Multi_AV.exe
    http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
    English:
    http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/...irus-for-free/

    A-S applications - for non-viral malware.
    The effectiveness of an individual A-S scanners can be wide-ranging and
    oftentimes a collection of scanners is best. There isn't one software that
    cleans and immunizes you against everything. That's why you need multiple
    products to do the job i.e. overlap their coverage - one may catch what
    another may miss, (grab'em all).

    SuperAntispyware - Free
    http://www.superantispyware.com/supe...freevspro.html
    and
    Ad-Aware 2007 - Free
    http://www.lavasoftusa.com/products/ad_aware_free.php
    http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html
    and
    Spybot Search & Destroy - Free
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html
    and
    Windows Defender - Free (build-in in Vista)
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/secu...e/default.mspx
    WD monitors the start-registry and hooks registers/files to prevent spyware
    and worms to install to the OS.
    Interesting reading:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136195/article.html
    "...Windows Defender did excel in behavior-based protection, which detects
    changes to key areas of the system without having to know anything about
    the actual threat."

    A clarification on the terminology: the word "malware" is short for
    "malicious software." Most Anti-Virus applications detect many types of
    malware such as viruses, worms, trojans, etc.
    What AV applications usually don't detect is "non-viral" malware, and the
    term "non-viral malware" is normally used to refer to things like spyware
    and adware.

    Some more useful applications:
    SpywareBlaster - Free
    "SpywareBlaster is not a scanner application. It blocks the installation of
    most ActiveX-based spyware, adware, browser hijackers, dialers and other
    unwanted programs from the user's computer. SpywareBlaster works by
    blacklisting the CLSID of known malware programs, effectively preventing
    them from infecting a protected computer and also allows the user to
    prevent privacy hazards such as tracking cookies."
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    Rootkit Revealer - Free
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...tRevealer.mspx

    Crap Cleaner - Free
    http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
    If Windows Defender is utilized go to Applications, under Utilities
    uncheck "Windows Defender".

    CW Shredder - Free
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/Interne...Shredder.shtml

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  8. #7


    Hami Guest

    RE: Free antivirus software recomendation

    I've a problem, plz help me out from this....

    When ever i switch to full screen of any application like youtube, game etc.
    it automatically restores because windows "switches" to the last application
    selected on "taskbar"... I 've tried antivirus as well but to no avail...

    Anyhelp in this regard will be highly appreciated

    "GT" wrote:

    > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free Edition
    > still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to sign-up?
    > any thoughts in this software

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #8


    Straight Talk Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:15:01 -0700, GT <GT@xxxxxx>
    wrote:

    >I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free Edition
    >still good enough to use?
    Yes. It's not more useless than other AV tools.

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  10. #9


    robinb Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    AVG free is totally free and it is one of the best antivirus programs out
    there
    it does what the paid versions do
    I have been using it for 10yrs on all walks of OS's including vista
    robin
    "GT" <GT@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:CCD008AE-C348-4542-A861-8C19870F1B6E@xxxxxx

    > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free
    > Edition
    > still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to
    > sign-up?
    > any thoughts in this software

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  11. #10


    robinb Guest

    Re: Free antivirus software recomendation

    Windows Defender is NOT an antivirus program
    it is an antispyware program
    robin
    "f/fgeorge" <ffgeorge@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > On Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:15:01 -0700, GT <GT@xxxxxx>
    > wrote:
    >

    >>I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions. Is AVG Free
    >>Edition
    >>still good enough to use? when using the software does user need to
    >>sign-up?
    >>any thoughts in this software
    >
    > Just remember to also run Windows Defender, it is not the best but is
    > better than nothing and is also free. I use AVG on most of my 20 some
    > computers but have been slowly switching to Avast. Avast has free
    > anti-spyware built in. AVG has user definable scanning times, I have
    > not found that on Avast yet.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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