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colibrita
United Kingdom

Free antivirus programs
 
Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!

Can anyone recommend me a good free antivirus program other than Avast?

Thanks!

Colibrita

10 Jan 2011      



kmochniak
Poland

Hi,

I recommend Avira as it has got the biggest database of new viruses. I have been using it for a while and I īve never encountered any problems.

Hugs,

Kasia

10 Jan 2011     



magneto
Greece

Hello!

I use AVG Free and, so far, I īm satisfied...Of course, I īve got to tell you that I generally don īt visit websites which may often be attacked by malware (such as facebook, etc.), so I don īt know how it works for people who visit such pages.

Cheers!

magneto

10 Jan 2011     



foreverjinxed
South Africa

I īve run AVG in the past, but now use Avast because it īs the best. The virus blocker only pops up when I visit dodgy sites (like free download sites, in which case, the antivirus blocks the threat, and I navigate away from the page) the virus blocker has NEVER popped up on Facebook, though. Facebook can only get nasty when one clicks on silly ads.

10 Jan 2011     



gloriawpai
Brazil

I use Avast and Spybot, you can download them for free. One complements another.

10 Jan 2011     



MarionG
Netherlands

Why do you say īother than avast ī ? I don īt understand computers and avast is what I īm using, should I be worried?

10 Jan 2011     



colibrita
United Kingdom

Thanks for the recommendations, folks! Marion, no, don īt worry, there īs nothing wrong with Avast, I was just interested to know what else is out there.


Why are there so many jerks in hyperspace who want to trash our computers?Angry


10 Jan 2011     



baiba
Latvia

I use Avast and it works like a charm!

10 Jan 2011     



boydegg
Thailand

Magneto
 
You have AVG for free? I was using it for free for a few years and then they contacted me telling me I had to pay if I wanted to continue ... so I bought a 1 year subscription.
 
It ran out a few months ago, but I didn īt bother re-newing it since this computer is on its last legs anyway. Which reminds me - I really ought to do another backup soon.
 
Brian

10 Jan 2011     



-eva
Spain

Malwarebytes is quite good too, and free, of course. I would recommend you do a total scan of your computer. Ccleaner too, to get rid of cookies and temporary files you don īt  need.
Another good program is Spywareblaster. I īve tried them all as I got infected about a month ago when I was trying to download an antivirus which was a trojan itself and then a trojan remover, which was another trojan... I almost wanted to die!!
good luck

10 Jan 2011     



magneto
Greece

@Boydegg: There īs a free edition available on the site (http://www.avg.com/eu-en/search). You will be redirected here and it doesn īt have all the features of AVG Internet Security 2011, but it works fine for me.

@Foreverjinxed: I don īt know how Facebook works, as I refuse to create an account there, but according to this, there are active threats in it...However, as I īve already said, I don īt use it anyway, so maybe you īve got a point about it being dangerous only if you click on the ads there...Don īt know, reallyEmbarrassed All I īm saying is, I only visit certain web pages (and I īm definitely not e-savvy), so, as far as my use of the Net is concerned, AVG does the job for me. I don īt know if it would be as effective if I visited other sites.


10 Jan 2011     

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