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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 07:32 AM
Seems like our yearly subscription to PC-cillian is about to expire....before I fork over the $$ to renew, I figured I'd ask.

Anyone have experience with freeware/shareware anti-virus programs that are good?

If it matters, I'm running Windows XP service pack 2.....

 
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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 07:35 AM
AVG free edition:
http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0?prd=aff

 
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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 08:04 AM
I'm also using the AVG free edition, used to use Norton, and as far as I can tell the AVG seens to works just as well.
 
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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 08:05 AM
I used Norton for years but on the advice of someone here, I switched to AVAST about a year ago and I've been pretty happy with it.


http://avast.com/





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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 09:39 AM
Avast! or AVG are both great choices. AVG also has a free spyware removal tool that seems to do a pretty good job.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 11:11 AM
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html


Everything listed at the above link is free from spyware. Be wary of rogue scanners, there are many out there that actually
have maleware in them. (see link below for rogue scanners)

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm


I use Avast, superantispyware, Spybot S & D, Adaware SE, AVG anti rootkit, & Ewido for my PC.

And finally. . . get a Mac. Hee, hee, . . it had to be said. LOL

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 11:47 AM
I use avast on 5 computers (which is why I prefer free). Never had any problems....

 

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 01:55 PM
I use avast and it's never let me down

 

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 02:03 PM
I have to use Avast on my computer that runs XP Pro64. It does a good job, but on most of my computers I run a program called AntiVir. It's free, and updates itself several times a day.
One other thing is to use a firewall along with your ant-virus software, and I'd recommend ZoneAlarm. Both programs can be found at Download.com.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 04:50 PM
check to see if you ISP offers free security software

mine does

something called netsafe suite, anti-virus,spyware and firewall software.


I am running a mac behind a hardware firewall, paying for Norton antivirus which has never found anything.

 

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 05:22 PM
adaware, so far that is my favorite, hate mcaffee....blaaah

http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-2007-Free/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=d l-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5

 

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  posted on 9/2/2007 at 09:32 PM
Like johnwott said, check your ISP for software, if not check out SpyBot...http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html

Be careful with AdAware 2007 version though. I used to use it, but the new version acts like Spyware itself. I hope they fix this. The earlier versions were much better.

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  posted on 9/3/2007 at 11:14 AM
Avast and AVG are both good free antivirus protection. I've used them both in the past (separately) and they both seemed to work pretty well. ZoneAlarm is excellent free software firewall too. Comcast offers its customers free McAfee internet security suite too.

For adware/spyware detection, Spybot and AdAware are good to use together, and both are free at download.com. A lot of people have had good luck with Microsoft Defender too, which is also free at Microsoft's web-site. If you're on a Windows machine, bottom line is you need antivirus, software firewall, and 2-3 different spyware/adware scanners. If you have a network, you also need a hardware firewall, but many routers already have hard firewalls built-in.

I've also had a lot of luck recently with Spyware Blaster. Spyware Blaster is not a scanner and doesn't remove spyware, but it prevents spyware from ever installing on your machine. Since installing it a week or two ago, the Spybot and AdAware scans have come up with very very little of anything. Seems to work pretty well. Excellent reviews at Cnet.com (both user and editor's reviews), and it's also free at download.com.

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  posted on 9/3/2007 at 11:49 AM
AVG(grisoft), Ad-Aware(lavasoft), and Spybot( are the 3 that the it folks I know suggested.

http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/us/frt/0

http://www.lavasoft.com/support/securitycenter/blog/

http://www.spybot.info/en/download/index.html



 

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