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Can Anyone Recommend A Free Anti Virus Program?

One thats decent?

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#1 NickM

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 1133 AM

Title says it all, gang; I just want it to supplement my built in 'Windows Defender' program


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#2 Murph

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 1538 PM

Avast, used it for years.
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#3 Ivanhoe

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 1634 PM

http://www.superantispyware.com/

 

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

 

both, in their free version, will only do manual scans, but are very good.


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#4 Nikolas93TS

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 2022 PM

Avira is also quite good.
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#5 Corinthian

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 2040 PM

I use Panda.


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#6 beans4

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 1534 PM

I'm currently having good luck with both Avast and AVG (on 2 different machines), Avast on an old XP machine that needs a small footprint.  Had deleted AVG a couple of year ago, but current version seems OK.  I also have MalwareBytes, and run that whenever something odd happens.  In contrast, my work machine has a paid BitDefender subsciption, which has been occasionally troublesome, and also let some crap through that required a re-installation of Windows.


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#7 Gavin-Phillips

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 0534 AM

http://www.superantispyware.com/

 

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

 

both, in their free version, will only do manual scans, but are very good.

 

+1 for Malwarebytes.  I actually pay to use the premium version but even the free scan is a good one.  Been using that for a long time now.

 

There is another free one (manual scan only sadly), which is very thorough but can take a good few hours depending on how large/full you hard drive/s are.

 

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/

 

Again very through but it does seem to take quite a while going from start to finish, just something to keep in mind really.


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#8 Ivanhoe

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 1050 AM

A deep scan can be done overnight, while you're sleeping. Good idea to do one monthly.

 

However, I have found that folks who do the basics, use semi-intelligent passwords, and don't download cracked stuff from China have very few problems.


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#9 Paul G.

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 1127 AM

I use Malwarebytes.

 

Liked it so much I bough the full version.


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#10 Murph

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 1003 AM

Paul's right, Malware Bytes is great, and if you couple it with Avast, you are pretty bulletproof.


I use Malwarebytes.
 
Liked it so much I bough the full version.


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#11 17thfabn

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 0826 AM

I like the free anti-virus soft ware from Microsoft. It is updated every day.

 

To  me some of the free software anti-virus programs act like viruses them selves.


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