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#1 User is offline   JennaLondon94 

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 01:40 AM

Looking for the best free antivirus software...

It would be nice if you tell me also why did you choose this specific software...Thanks!


BTW - I'm Jenna. ^^
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#2 User is offline   Rommel 

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:15 AM

View PostJennaLondon94, on 02 July 2012 - 01:40 AM, said:

Looking for the best free antivirus software...

It would be nice if you tell me also why did you choose this specific software...Thanks!


BTW - I'm Jenna. ^^


I too prefer Avast if I went with a free solution.

MSE is another good choice.
Both are not resource hogs or obtrusive.

My choice for avast over MSE free is that avast has more features like the "sandbox"
However, avast free doesn't come with a firewall.
For W7 that is no big deal being the os and firewall is fine.
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#3 User is offline   LiveBrianD 

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:49 AM

I personally prefer MSE, as it's lighter and seems to work pretty well. Avast is a good second choice though. Also, I've personally found the sandbox more annoying than anything else. (No, please do NOT sandbox the printer driver for me, as I don't think it will work very well that way...)
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#4 User is offline   Rommel 

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:06 AM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 02 July 2012 - 09:49 AM, said:

I personally prefer MSE, as it's lighter and seems to work pretty well. Avast is a good second choice though. Also, I've personally found the sandbox more annoying than anything else. (No, please do NOT sandbox the printer driver for me, as I don't think it will work very well that way...)


Can't say I've experianced that but that would be annoying.

OP, The sandbox is an added security feature for online banking as it creates a wall between your machine and the sandboxed browser.
However, if you practice safe surf habbits and avoid dark websites, it really shouldn't be needed.

A lot comes down to what makes one feel comfortable.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 10:53 AM

In case you were wondering, it's a Brother printer driver package that wanted to sandbox. I hate AV software for that sometimes... (Also, when I'm downloading a file from a known good website, so I don't want the AV hogging all my CPU cycles and slowing down Explorer just so it can scan it!)

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:21 PM

View PostLiveBrianD, on 02 July 2012 - 10:53 AM, said:

In case you were wondering, it's a Brother printer driver package that wanted to sandbox. I hate AV software for that sometimes... (Also, when I'm downloading a file from a known good website, so I don't want the AV hogging all my CPU cycles and slowing down Explorer just so it can scan it!)


While extremely rare/unlikely, you should keep in mind that "known good websites" can be hacked and end up with "nasties" on them.
Good riddance PCWorld.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 02:24 PM

View Postsmax013, on 02 July 2012 - 02:21 PM, said:

While extremely rare/unlikely, you should keep in mind that "known good websites" can be hacked and end up with "nasties" on them.


True. Still, I remember one time where I was trying to fix a teacher's printer. I downloaded the driver from HP, and while McAfee was taking it's merry time scanning it, I was late to my next class. Grrr...
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#8 User is offline   michaelclay 

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

i suggest you for avast antivirus its a free one for a year try
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:13 PM

You can go for avast! pro antivirus which is free and highly protective.
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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:39 AM

In my opinion the best choices among the free anti-virus software products would be either Avast or Avira. I personally use Avast and it has many features such as web-filter, email scanner, and real-time protection. It works good.
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#11 User is offline   sarahmsarah 

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:08 AM

I personally prefer the less known Unthreat Antivirus. I've had trouble with a few of the leading brands (Avast, AVG) so I decided to try Unthreat and I'm very happy with it!
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

most people know about AVG security suite already: http://www.avg.com/us-en/homepage

but does anyone think that's the best free one? oh wait... I think its just the trial that's free.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:03 PM

Avira Free Antivirus combine with zone alarm or similar firewall. Zone alarm have free antivirus with firewall product. Pc tools is also great free antivirus choise.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

I heard Avast is very good, my friend 2 years using. Of course the free version will not have all features, but for the use of the Internet is enough
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

AVG>= Avast

AVG made my PC a bit sluggish but Avast has been good. So Avast gets a thumb up..
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

Is somebody using Comodo? How do you like it?
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:35 AM

You can choose the Avast anti virus that is free and it is good security system.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

According to my Knowledge you should go with a paid version of anti virus. Main Reason of my telling is that you cannot get help from the virus removal services team of your antivirus. So my personnel thinking is that you used a paid version of anti virus.

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