Whats a good free antivirus?

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  1. zeromac
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    The problem is, AVG Free sucks at detecting virus and whatnot. [​IMG] I tried the Norton 3 month 2009 AV trial and it was soo much better than AVG Free.
    So whats a Good FREE antivirus thats better than AVG [​IMG]
    It can't be a crack or something like that UNLESS i know its safe and someone PMs me the link :S
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  2. azure0wind

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    Avast! Professional Edition search the keygen / crack to make it registered...
     
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    It can't be a Crack or something like that unless i know its safe :s

    Any other suggestions?
     
  4. flameiguana

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    Avira is the best one I've used. It monitors web pages and files. The only downside is that it occasionally bothers you with a popup after updating its definition files (not a big deal).
     
  5. hatredg0d

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    problem with norton is that viruses target it, and disable it. i use avg and have never had a problem removing virus's. the only time i have had problems with removing virus's (long time ago) was when they infected system files. then that has to be fixed manually in safe mode. but i havent had a virus in years.

    but my opinion would be to switch the the anti virus called "linux" then u can say bye bye virus's!
     
  6. jceggbert5

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    AVG + SpyBot Search&Destroy + MalWare Bytes + Super Anti=Spyware = WIN!
     
  7. hatredg0d

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    just thought of one more thing. if avg cant delete it, it probally is one that infects files our system uses, try it in safemode, if that doesnt work, it probally wont be removable with others. just do it manually, and be more careful to not get virus;s. =)
     
  8. VashTS

    VashTS Beat it, son

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    Avira antivir is what i use, you get a popup window when it updates, but nothing a click of the x wont fix. Although virus removal is a whole different ball game, i usually format and reinstall os
     
  9. Ryukouki

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    BitDefender Total Security 2010. Nothing more. So brilliant for an antivirus, and if you know where to look, you can find a program that enables it until 2047. Can't say where because this site hosts ISOs and CSOs.
     
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    I've been using nothing for 2 years or so now.
    hated avg becuase it screwd up my Steam, stopped using antivirus since.
     
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    Try Microsoft Security Essentials or Avast Home Edition, both of them are free. I also used to use AVG, but switched to Avast and never looked back.
     
  14. zeromac
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    Hmm ok
    What others?
     
  15. DeMoN

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    Besides the Microsoft Security thing, the only three main free Antiviruses are Avira, AVG, and Avast.
    They all suck in my opinion, but you get what you pay for (or in this case, don't pay for).

    There's another recommended Anti-malware program called MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, it's really good for detecting and removing malware, but the free version has no real-time protection so it's not really an Anti-virus.
     
  16. Destructobot

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    All Antivirus programs are free if you just download a crack, but you'll need a good AV program to make sure the crack isn't infected.
     
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    Yeah, kind of a catch-22 there eh?
    Even if they aren't infected, I hate dealing with cracked files because a lot of them just don't work. [​IMG]

    On-topic: If you can crack an Anti-virus, go for Kaspersky.
     
  18. CannonFoddr

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    Same here. I also use to have AVG - but when it 'missed' a virus & my computer got totalled I swapped to Avast free edition

    Several times now Avast has 'caught' hacking attempts into my computer when visiting some sites (something that AVG didn't/doesn't have) & also found viruses in several P2P files I've downloaded - which AVG also didn't catch.
    Not sure about Microsofts Security Essential (I still have bad memories from their previous attempt) but also have read good reviews about this

    my current setup is:
    Avast Antivirus
    Comodo Firewall
    SpyBot Search&Destroy + MalWare Bytes + Super AntiSpyware (Don't have realtime scanning but I regularly do manual scans just to check) And I haven't had a virus/malware/hack in all that time (yet)
     
  19. Splych

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    I don' like Avira... It makes beeping noises when it detects a virus =[.

    Catches me off guard. xD. Unless you can turn that off... Can you?

    Oh and for me...

    +1 avast! Home Edition. All you have to do is give your email and they will send you a Activation Key. Then you will just renew it later on somewhere in the future [either 6 months or 12 months]

    +1 Malware Bytes Free Edition. It's gotten rid of all the malware I have encountered so far.
     
  20. flameiguana

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    lol I actually like the beeping [​IMG] How many viruses does it detect per day? [​IMG]

    You can turn that off
    Main Window > [​IMG] > General > Acoustic Alerts > [​IMG]

    I've used Malwarebyte's to remove those infections that are troublesome and hard to get rid of. It does not, however, prevent viruses from being installed onto your system.