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Discussion in 'General Security' started by jetsguy, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. jetsguy

    jetsguy Thread Starter

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    Happy New Year:

    No problems today,just a question,which is the best or at least good antivirus(free version)program.I've had problems more with the paid versions.As for the free versions I've used Commodo but it uses a lot of resourses.So guys, in your oppinions what do any of you suggest? Thanks
     
  2. etaf

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    what windows version do you have

    you will probably get a few choices
    heres mine

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    i'm not an expert here - but if you look through the security forum, you will see a lot of recommendations for windows 7/vista

    The windows 7/vista firewall is considered adequate and especially if you are connected behind a router.
    Have a read in our "general security" forum and look for the advice from our security gurus.

    Several excellent free antivirus programs are available (But you should only ever have 1 on the PC at a time otherwise this can cause issues ).

    Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) I personally use and install in the computers that I work on.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/default.aspx
    If you are using windows 8 - you already have this product and its now called windows defender (different to the earlier windows versions, also known as "windows defender")

    Avast
    http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

    AntiVir
    http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html

    EST Nod 32 also gets a lot of very good reviews although it is not free
    ESET NOD32
    http://www.eset.com/home/

    these Two programs are also recommended to be on the PC and can be on with any of the above antivirus programs.

    Malwarebytes I personally use and install in the computers that I work on.
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

    superantispyware I personally use and install in the computers that I work on.
    http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html


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  3. jetsguy

    jetsguy Thread Starter

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    I have windows 7 home edition, don't like mse,avast and avira have nag screens,est nod 32 had problems with paid version,have malwarebytes installed.If anyone has any info on the following let me know Panda Cloud,Zone Alarm,Kingsoft Antivirus,Outpost,or if there are any others.Thanks etaf and anyone else.
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You should update your computer specs in your profile as it says you're running XP. :)
     
  5. jetsguy

    jetsguy Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the heads up Cookiegal I have updated the info.
     
  6. dotty999

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    Zone Alarm was always my favourite but then it became unstable and I uninstalled it but it left traces behind which I couldn't remove! I'm currently using a trial version of AVG, I'll await the free version to see how it performs. I've used MSE which didn't pick up a virus, I may revert to Avast but I'll do my homework first before making a decision:)
     
  7. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Thank you. :)
     
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