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SirCampAlotNor #1 Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

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Anybody here know about a decent free antivirus program and want to share a link to their website?

No_One001 #2 Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:11 AM

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Kaperski, look on google, good luck

Carantanien #3 Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:13 AM

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i used this on win XP
http://www.avast.com/en-eu/index

on win7 i dont use any antivirus
"i like to live dangerous :P"


edit:@No_One: have kaspersky on work...its taking too much resourses...

Edited by Carantanien, 04 April 2013 - 08:14 AM.


SirCampAlotNor #4 Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:20 AM

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Hehe remember when my dad bough Nortons. Took so much resources that whole computer was unusable for anything other than Words.  
Not to mention it went rouge and though that some of the main drivers and programs were viruses, decided to "fight" said programs, and killed the computer. Oh the days

KawaGreen #5 Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

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Use Microsoft security essentials on Windows, when you get a virus it can't handle use Combofix. I used to work in a computer store, no need to pay for an anti virus.

Never install multiple anti virus programs. As they will create conflicts and you'll be more likely to get a virus this way.

Edited by KawaGreen, 04 April 2013 - 08:32 AM.


6597kebab #6 Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:23 AM

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Avast
Avira
Bitdefender
Panda cloud
AVG
Microsoft Essentials
Commodo

There are lots but here is a link to a very handy website that is worth bookmarking http://ninite.com/  and they have a few of the above on there  

All you have to do is put a tick in whatever app you want most are free but not all (IE Microsoft office ect ) then scroll to the bottom and click get installer its that simple

BTW it will install multiple apps if you click more than one EG if you wanted java adobe and an AV product its just a one click install for your selected apps

Another edit avoid the big 2 AV,s at all costs IE Norton and McAfee they really are over rated bloatware

Edited by kebab6597, 04 April 2013 - 08:34 AM.


Zoraktar #7 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:08 AM

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Avast! is one of best free antivirus programs. It have been winning 3 years in row at Finnish computer magazine at tests.
Avast! is free but if you want to keep your computer complete safe there is better versions of Avast! what you can buy.
Using best one atm... Never had anymore problems with anything. (Even when people try hack my computer avast stops them)

OmaiGodman #8 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:13 AM

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Microsoft Security Essentials for me. It's light weight and since it's MS, it doesn't mess up Windows like most other scanners. If you have Windows 8 it's already part of the OS.

Good free ones: MS Security Essentials, Avira, Avast

Good paid ones: Nod32(actually that's the only one I'd ever pay money for)

Avoid at all cost: Norton, McAfee, Bullguard. It's the unholy trinity of crappy virusscanners that slow down and eventually ruin your computer.

Edited by OmaiGodman, 04 April 2013 - 09:15 AM.


BravelyRanAway #9 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:17 AM

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I use 'Microsoft Security Essentials' as its a free full program once you own a 'legal' copy of Windows.
I also have 'Malwarebytes' free version that I run once a day after updating manually(you have to do it manually when the 'free' bit runs out), only take 3 minutes to update and scan.
Together these two do not cause conflicts and they won't eat each other. :blinky:

View PostOmaiGodman, on 04 April 2013 - 09:13 AM, said:

Avoid at all cost: Norton, McAfee, Bullguard. It's the unholy trinity of crappy virusscanners that slow down and eventually ruin your computer.
Agreed! Norton reminds me of the creature from 'Alien'(the movie), it latches on to your computer shoves something down your computers throat that feeds on your comps resources and as it grows your computer becomes weaker...slower....Jeez! this is getting scary!...I have to stop! :ohmy:

Edited by Leadbucket, 04 April 2013 - 09:22 AM.


AnthonyRMcG #10 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:21 AM

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I use avast on 2 Win 7 PC's and 3 laptops. Haven't had a problem in 24 months.
I'm a network/computer engineer by trade and use avast on all of my clients units.

http://www.avast.com...ST&locale=en-ww

I never have to actually scan the systems. The resident protection blocks malicious activity before it does any damage.
I'm a firm believer in locking the doors and keeping the burglar out, rather than letting them in and chasing them around the house.

Edited by AnthonyRMcG, 04 April 2013 - 09:40 AM.


BravelyRanAway #11 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:27 AM

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View PostAnthonyRMcG, on 04 April 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

I'm a network/computer engineer by trade and use avast on all of my clients units.
I'm a carpenter and since I've been using 'MSE' and 'Malwarebytes', I have had no woodworm or dry rot in any of my building projects. :tongue:

OmaiGodman #12 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:37 AM

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Are we throwing around professions now? I used to work for Microsoft and now I work for a major European IT company, so I definitely know what I'm talking about. You see, big companies use McAfee and Norton, so I know very well those two are crap  :teethhappy:

But really, don't install Norton or McAfee. It'll suck out your computer's lifeforce and then feast on its lifeless body before discarding it and looking for a new victim :confused:

sword_of_Damocles #13 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

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4 years in a row,i use Panda software.Doing job perfect.Back in early days used Avira as antivirus and zone alarm as firewall.Both of them trustworthy!

Edited by sword_of_Damocles, 04 April 2013 - 09:40 AM.


AnthonyRMcG #14 Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:42 AM

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View PostOmaiGodman, on 04 April 2013 - 09:37 AM, said:

Are we throwing around professions now?

View PostAnthonyRMcG, on 04 April 2013 - 09:21 AM, said:

use avast on all of my clients units.

It's relevant use was to inspire confidence in the product.

Edited by AnthonyRMcG, 04 April 2013 - 09:43 AM.


D4nunax #15 Posted 05 April 2013 - 03:28 PM

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http://www.bitdefender.com/
Why not just use the best... The price is fair for what it offers.

Bitdefender has a free version of their antivirus that is very good, but i strongly recommend you to purchase one.
If you are an advanced pc user, you can manage with a free antivirus, and some antispyware where Malwarebytes Anti-Malware shines. A firewall is also a good idea.

Best way to stay safe, even if you have an antivirus is to be careful what usb stick's and cd/dvd you get in your pc (best solution here is to remove autolpay for usb and dvd drive) and what sites you browse.
Another useful advice is to not open a compressed file (.zip .rar etc) before a scan....


For your passwords, i recommend to use something strong and hard to break. A good password must be easy to remember something like Dani9(-)# is alot safer than dani9.

And the most important, DO NOT TRUST EMAILS that teaches you to change your account password, or ask your bank account data (banks never ask for something like this.... is a scam).
Best here is to see who the sender is. if the sender isxolie445kk@gmail.com or something like this trust me, he is just trying to get your accounts data.

Hope it helps.


L.E. Microsoft Security Essentials is a good free antivirus, made by..... Microsoft :)

Edited by PinkFloyd1965, 05 April 2013 - 03:31 PM.


CremeFraiche #16 Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

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Avast, stay away from Norton at all cost.

upipost #17 Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:17 PM

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Eset Nod 32 its a good antivirus!
http://www.eset.com/

upipost #18 Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

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OmaiGodman #19 Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:07 AM

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You shouldn't post those serials here, that's illegal. WG might actually get in trouble for it.




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