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Topic # 17445 27-Nov-2007 15:40
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Hi

I am wondering which Free AV (Anti Virus) Program is the best. I am currently choosing between

Avast

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AVG

Thanks Wink

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  Reply # 97170 27-Nov-2007 16:53
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NOD

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  Reply # 97172 27-Nov-2007 17:20
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agreed NOD, & spybot as the spam blocker

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 97182 27-Nov-2007 17:40
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But it needs to be FREE

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  Reply # 97188 27-Nov-2007 18:06
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I use Avast as my free anti-virus tool.

When paying , then I agree with using NOD.

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  Reply # 97244 27-Nov-2007 20:52
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i didnt quite agree with avast for some reason (can't remember now) so i just stuck w avg ... seems to be ok




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  Reply # 97249 27-Nov-2007 21:02
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Get a Mac...best "free" anti-virus you'll ever buy!!!

Nuff said.

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  Reply # 97281 28-Nov-2007 04:52
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I have always used AVG had not had any problems with it.

Also a fan of NOD32 if it was free would recommend.


Mac's are not safe now days either
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7079777.stm

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  Reply # 97325 28-Nov-2007 12:14
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IT's so cheap I though it was free. Avast

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  Reply # 97336 28-Nov-2007 12:55
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AVG (NOD if $ willing)

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  Reply # 97457 28-Nov-2007 23:24
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I've used both, and view a lot of posts on various security forums regarding security generally. Currently using Avast home edition, and very happy. It is possibly the most configurable of the free AV's, the detection and cleaning engine are the same as used in the pro version. Only drawback is you can't schedule scans.
http://www.av-comparatives.org/ is a useful and authoritative site to see how AV's perform. (Or rather, performed.) Avast is always in the top few, as is AVG, and usually ahead of both is http://www.free-av.com/ (Avira)
There are other free ones, such as Clam, which is a scanner only, and others that come with snags or hooks, such as the AOL offering, but the three "A's" are the main ones.
You'd be pretty well protected with any of them.
If you're a non-expert, or risky surfer (as most non-experts can be) you may want to consider additional security, which can also be downloaded free. Such additions might include a two way firewall, a hosts file or other immunizing systems, antispyware, a HIPS, or sandboxing/virtualisation, andor imaging. Tightening up the permissions in IE is not a bad idea, either, particularly in regard to scripting. Or use Firefox or Opera.

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Reply # 97478 29-Nov-2007 09:00
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Thanks for all your replies I have decided to go with Avast. I am also using firefox now instead of IE.

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  Reply # 97751 1-Dec-2007 01:52
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mckenndk: Mac's are not safe now days either
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7079777.stm

Macs are safe from viruses.

Humans aren't safe from a trojan horse, what ever platform they use.

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