Free antivirus software recomendation

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Jim

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 20:00:01 -0700, rigopopybo
<[email protected]> wrote:

>I need that software free, I am broke.
>
>"free anti-virus/spyware software" wrote:
>

>>
>>
>> "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

Avast Home Edition ( free )
 

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steve

i thought microsoft was offering a free antivirus software. how do you get it ?

"Kayman" wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 02:22:00 -0700, free anti-virus/spyware wrote:
>

> > "GT" wrote:
> >
> > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions.
>
> Ensure to remove (uninstall) the AV program *completely* from your
> operating system! Some makers provide an 'uninstall' tool.
>

> > Is AVG Free Edition still good enough to use?
>
> AVG has become bloated and lust its lustre.
> Good quality (free) alternatives are:-
> Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
> http://www.free-av.com/
> (The free version won't scan your emails.)
> You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
> http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_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.)
>
> Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
> http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
> Ensure your e-mail program is configured to display e-mail messages in
> 'Plain Text' only.
>

> > when using the software does user need to sign-up?
>
> No.
>

> > any thoughts in this software
>
> Either one is adequate for the average homeuser, though AntiVir appears to
> be a better application (IMO).
>
 

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Dave

It's in beta testing...
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx


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"steve" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> i thought microsoft was offering a free antivirus software. how do you get
> it ?
>
> "Kayman" wrote:
>

>> On Wed, 20 Aug 2008 02:22:00 -0700, free anti-virus/spyware wrote:
>>

>> > "GT" wrote:
>> >
>> > I'm not going to renew my current antivirus subcriptions.
>>
>> Ensure to remove (uninstall) the AV program *completely* from your
>> operating system! Some makers provide an 'uninstall' tool.
>>

>> > Is AVG Free Edition still good enough to use?
>>
>> AVG has become bloated and lust its lustre.
>> Good quality (free) alternatives are:-
>> Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
>> http://www.free-av.com/
>> (The free version won't scan your emails.)
>> You may wish to consider removing the 'AntiVir Nagscreen'
>> http://www.elitekiller.com/files/disable_antivir_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.)
>>
>> Why You Don't Need Your Anti-Virus Program to Scan Your E-Mail
>> http://thundercloud.net/infoave/tutorials/email-scanning/index.htm
>> Ensure your e-mail program is configured to display e-mail messages in
>> 'Plain Text' only.
>>

>> > when using the software does user need to sign-up?
>>
>> No.
>>

>> > any thoughts in this software
>>
>> Either one is adequate for the average homeuser, though AntiVir appears
>> to
>> be a better application (IMO).
>>
 

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jamalalsagher

"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
 

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MowGreen

jamalalsagher wrote:

>
>
> "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


Tagging on to a thread from 10/26 ?
OK, the answers are no, yes, and yes.


MowGreen
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"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
 

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Joan Archer

<lol> Wonder how long before they want to know why. <g>

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"MowGreen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> jamalalsagher wrote:

>>
>>
>> "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
>
>
> Tagging on to a thread from 10/26 ?
> OK, the answers are no, yes, and yes.
>
>
> MowGreen
> ================
> * -343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ================
>
> banthecheck.com
> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
 

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Joel

Use Avira antivir or avast,
AVG free doesn't include rootkit protection and i have found rootkits very
common nd sometimes harder to fix than other malware.

either way paying for protection is over rated

"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
 

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MowGreen

Avira is *not* what it once was or should be:

Avira AntiVir Personal 9.0 review

" Avira AntiVir Personal is easy to use, but we were disappointed by its
poor web-threat detection and unreliable automatic updates. "
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/273784/avira-antivir-personal-9-0

Next !

MowGreen
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Never Forgotten
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"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked



Joel wrote:

> Use Avira antivir or avast,
> AVG free doesn't include rootkit protection and i have found rootkits very
> common nd sometimes harder to fix than other malware.
>
> either way paying for protection is over rated
>
> "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
 

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DelphiCpp

it was fixed and not that bad at all.
i use Avira/Antivir free edition on my home box for years and didn't
been infected so far :-)

On 08.03.2010 г. 23:58, MowGreen wrote:

> Avira is *not* what it once was or should be:
>
> Avira AntiVir Personal 9.0 review
>
> " Avira AntiVir Personal is easy to use, but we were disappointed by
> its poor web-threat detection and unreliable automatic updates. "
> http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/273784/avira-antivir-personal-9-0
>
> Next !
>
> MowGreen
> ================
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> ================
>
> banthecheck.com
> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
>
>
>
> Joel wrote:

>> Use Avira antivir or avast,
>> AVG free doesn't include rootkit protection and i have found rootkits
>> very
>> common nd sometimes harder to fix than other malware.
>>
>> either way paying for protection is over rated
>>
>> "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
 

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