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    Question What free anti-virus do you find best?

    For the life of me I canít find my virus disc. I donít want to surf the web completely unprotected, thatís like playing Russian roulette.

    So until the magical disc fairy brings my disc back, what freebie virus software do you think I should use?
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    Microsoft Security Essentials...... you can now stop wasting time looking for that old disc.

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    I forgot to add I have WinXP 64 bit.

    Does it work on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    I forgot to add I have WinXP 64 bit.

    Does it work on that?
    Sadly no.

    I can only think of AVG or Avast really.

    or Avira if you don't have any kind of cracked software or something of that sort. Avira is nice for those absolutely clean computers but it sucks at keeping the exception rules.

    Panda is also nice but requires internet connection I believe and also there's no way to add exceptions and it seems to remove things automatically even if it's a false positive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsykoPenguin View Post
    Sadly no.

    I can only think of AVG or Avast really.

    or Avira if you don't have any kind of cracked software or something of that sort. Avira is nice for those absolutely clean computers but it sucks at keeping the exception rules.

    Panda is also nice but requires internet connection I believe and also there's no way to add exceptions and it seems to remove things automatically even if it's a false positive.
    newer panda suxs that's 2010 from 12/10 till today no updates etc e-mail the hell out of them for help with reloading 4 times still NO good !! the hell with that one for 2 years of use ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnosteele52 View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials...... you can now stop wasting time looking for that old disc.
    I will agree here.I think MSE has taken the top spot for free antivirus/antisyware.In fact I use it rather than pay for something these days.I switched over from Avast free and before that I used AVG for years but now it is all MSE!

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    Avast! is awesome, and Spybot S&D resident is awesome too as a firewall type of software.

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    Damn! AVG is no longer free.

    You can download a 30 day free trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    Damn! AVG is no longer free.

    You can download a 30 day free trail.
    It still is, but anyone on here will tell you it is garbage.

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    Microsoft Security Essentials is great, I use this on a lot of workstations.

    Avast! is also good.

    I've also heard good things about Avira AntiVir, I have not used that too much.
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    MSE or Avira.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SofiaBrown View Post
    McAfee Total Protection is best antivirus. It provides continuous, updated, powerful protection against all threats—from rootkits to hacker attacks.
    Why is it the best? Also he asked for Free...and McAfee isn't

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    McAfee.

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    wow...i'm with CableDude...McAfee is crap & very hard to remove all traces once you've seen the light : )

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    I'm considering the 2011 version of Webroot AV with Spysweeper. PC Mag rates it Tops for the new year. Anybody have first hand Knowledge installing & using yet ? Don't want the Freebees & Kaspersky is a speed hog.
    thanks in advance for your Pros & Cons.

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    What does everyone say about Comodo Internet Security? I use it along with Microsoft as a double layer security system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwighthuth View Post
    What does everyone say about Comodo Internet Security? I use it along with Microsoft as a double layer security system.
    You don't want to run more than 1 antivirus package on your system, the real time file protection of each antivirus get step on the toes of the other, and result in less effectiveness....or cancel each other out, cause system errors, lead to file corruption....lots of things that you don't want.
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    Hardware Firewall, ftw!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Hardware Firewall, ftw!
    Yeah because that'll stop "drive by" installs. Comodo FTW.

    http://www.comodo.com/products/free-products.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Alfred View Post
    Hmm..Here are some best. AVG Antivirus 2013, G Data Antivirus 2013, Norton Antivirus 2013, F-Secure Antivirus 2013 and last but least is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013.
    Only AVG has a free one out of those you listed..the OP asked for "free" ones.
    Kaspersky would be one of the best "paid for" ones you can purchase, along with Eset, and G-Data.

    Free ones....Microsoft Security Essentials, Panda Cloud, Avast, BitDefenders new one...those are good "free" ones. MSE being the only free one legal for a small business of 10 or less desktop workstations to be able to use.
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