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06-27-2010, 06:31 PM
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Why?
One of the sub-protection things on AVG kept popping up everytime I opened a program, and it was getting annoying. I tried to figure out how to shut it off, but nothing was working.

And, I've only heard good things about MSE.

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Having the Trojan Horse problem and I'm freaking out, would someone be kind enough to help me?

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MSE is one of if not the best free anti virus and one of the best commercial anti virus's. It had a very strong showing in benchmarks.


MSE and/or AVG/Avira/Avast if you want
Spybot
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How about a good registry scanner/cleaner?

I tried UniBlue, but just the free trial. Not gonna pay for one.
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I will 2nd this. Ccleaner is awesome.

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I am using Vipre. It was cheap and had good reviews. Anyone else use it? It expires soon, and I dunno if I should stick with it or move on. I don't really get viruses. Maybe just use MSE?

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After reading this thread and having used Avast for about 3+ years (it never really did me wrong), but I'm still unsure of what to install on my laptop.

Seems most people say AVG (tried it before, it failed by capturing files that really weren't viruses), NOD32 (always wanted to try and I know most piraters like to use this), & Avira (seems limited with their free anti-virus software). Microsoft Essentials I'm debating on, but I can't help to think in the back of my mind that if it captures something it thinks is a virus but really isn't, I'd be screwed to get that file back.

There really should be a poll added to this thread cuz I'm still unsure. Maybe I'll just stick to what I know works, Avast, but hearing from others that other anti-virus software caught what Avast didn't, I can't help but be a little concerned. Might just have to live with that chance. *shrugs*

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03-22-2011, 08:41 PM
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So, what is the best free antivirus software right now?

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So, what is the best free antivirus software right now?
MS Security Essentials.

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03-22-2011, 10:09 PM
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After reading this thread and having used Avast for about 3+ years (it never really did me wrong), but I'm still unsure of what to install on my laptop.

Seems most people say AVG (tried it before, it failed by capturing files that really weren't viruses), NOD32 (always wanted to try and I know most piraters like to use this), & Avira (seems limited with their free anti-virus software). Microsoft Essentials I'm debating on, but I can't help to think in the back of my mind that if it captures something it thinks is a virus but really isn't, I'd be screwed to get that file back.

There really should be a poll added to this thread cuz I'm still unsure. Maybe I'll just stick to what I know works, Avast, but hearing from others that other anti-virus software caught what Avast didn't, I can't help but be a little concerned. Might just have to live with that chance. *shrugs*
I've had Security Essentials think a file is a virus when it isn't and it always gives me the option to allow it. It won't do anything unless you tell it to.

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03-23-2011, 06:26 AM
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Avast 6 FTW, but I'd rather have avast pro than free.

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I say Yukiki is the best anti-virus software.

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07-09-2011, 01:55 AM
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I wanna see why everyone says McAfee is so bad. Any reasons?

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Just curious what you guys think of what I've got on my computer:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy

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11-02-2011, 12:37 AM
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Just curious what you guys think of what I've got on my computer:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy
I have that set-up as well; no leaks whatsoever.

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11-12-2011, 03:40 AM
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Best free anti-virus/spyware/malware soft

First of all, yes, I do realize there are threads like this in the GE already. So why did I make a new one? Good question! The answer is actually very simple: anti-virus/spyware/malware software changes constantly and I want the newest and most informed information from the people in the GE, not something from months ago that may now be obsolete or irrelevant.

I used to use PC-Doctor, which is a very good anti-virus program, but costs about $60/year to use. I have read through a variety of websites that a savy internet user can find different methods to protect themselves for free that are just as good, if not better.

Question 1: Is this true?

Question 2. If true, then list the free anti-virus, spyware and malware programs that you have found to be superior to the subscription ones and give your recommendations.

Hopefully this will be informative for others as well.

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11-12-2011, 08:00 AM
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Avast Antivirus, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Mircosoft's free Security Essentials is also reportedly very good.

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11-12-2011, 08:14 AM
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Avast Antivirus, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Mircosoft's free Security Essentials is also reportedly very good.
I use the first two. My system has never ran better since I switched to it from AVG.

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11-12-2011, 08:15 AM
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avast is ****ing awesome

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11-12-2011, 08:18 AM
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I use the first two. My system has never ran better since I switched to it from AVG.
Me too, Avast blocks everything from installing into the computer. However, the last time I did a scan it found 4 "objects". I ended up deleting them, which turned out to be not so smart as they weren't harmful and as a result, IE9 no longer shows website embedded Youtube videos.

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Spybot S&D (free still)
Malwarebytes (no longer free only a trial)

Pay but worth every penny imo:
eset nod 32

Never again:
Mcaffee
Norton (Symantec)

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PS: Avast is overrated crap and is just plain annoying
So is AVG.

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Just curious what you guys think of what I've got on my computer:

Microsoft Security Essentials
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Spybot - Search & Destroy
Those three have gotten the best ratings on a consistent basis, and I'm hearing great recommendations from everyone who has used them. I think I will go with that set up as well and see how it goes.

PC-Tools Spyware Doctor is good, but I don't want to pay $50/year if I can get it for free and the service is comparable.

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11-12-2011, 09:20 PM
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When I do installs/builds for the least technically inclined these days I install MSE. If they are more savvy I let them deal with it.

For myself it's either nothing (like right now) or on my laptop Avast.

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11-13-2011, 05:26 PM
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Spybot S&D (free still)
Malwarebytes (no longer free only a trial)

Pay but worth every penny imo:
eset nod 32

Never again:
Mcaffee
Norton (Symantec)
Huh? It's definitely free.

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