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where can i get FREE antivirus?

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Posted: December 22, 2006, 12:51 am - IP Logged

emily and a few others gave suggestions a while back and i lost the info.i need to get a free antivirus program because i think i have a virus on my computer.thanks for suggestions....

    Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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    Posted: December 22, 2006, 1:09 am - IP Logged

    emily and a few others gave suggestions a while back and i lost the info.i need to get a free antivirus program because i think i have a virus on my computer.thanks for suggestions....

    SmileI'm sure there are some free ones out there that are good but this one is recommended by Todd.  He said that it made his computer run 200 % better.   

    ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 

    http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/promotions/cj/zaiss.jsp?AID=10360453&PID=1975842

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      Posted: December 22, 2006, 1:11 am - IP Logged

      Mike, best one out there in my opinion is AVG. It can be found at www.grisoft.com. It's free as long as it's for personal use. Updates come out daily for it. Best of luck.

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        Posted: December 22, 2006, 1:53 am - IP Logged

        http://spinit.lavasoft.com/products/select_your_product.php

         

        Mike,,,,,This is what I use,,,,,Ad-Aware...It is a free download

        and it works great,,,,,,,

         

                                                                       

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          Posted: December 22, 2006, 2:40 am - IP Logged

          Adaware is not an AV, it's a PC scanning utility to look for bad stuff, and it's not as good as it used to be, and Grisoft AVG is only free for another 3 weeks or so, after that they start charging. (free for personal use is no longer).

           

          Anymore, 'free' and 'best' don't go together, you might try  Clam AV, but it's rather archaic. 

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            Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:24 am - IP Logged

            thanks everyone!!

            one more question.what is a virus vault?  i did the process and it threw the viruses to the virus vault.does this get rid of the viruses?

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              Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:33 am - IP Logged

              Hi, Charh!  I use Ad-Aware also. As well as Spybot.

               

              Can't help ya on the antivirus, Mike.  I got Norton for my son's HP laptop per HP's suggestions and he said that Norton antivirus was @#&$#@&#...not that good. 

              Try Consumer Reports/Consumer Digest. You'll get a rating and where to go for a free download. (If, they don't have a recent article...check the archives, I know there's one in the archives)

              Best of Luck to ya!!!

              Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

                Lucky Star's avatar - flower2
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                Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:44 am - IP Logged

                P.S.  Hey, Thanks, Tenaj! I'll check out Zonealarm.

                Peace.  And, Good Luck!!!

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                  Posted: December 22, 2006, 11:37 am - IP Logged


                  Guesser only has half of the story, and I'd also suggest the AVG free. Grisoft has announced that version 7.1 is being "discontinued" as of January 15th. Version 7.5 is replacing v. 7.1, is still free, and can be found here: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/avg-anti-virus-free/lng/us/tpl/v5

                  While they aren't anti-virus programs, ad-aware and zone alarm are useful  on any pc and they're free. If you have kids using computers you almost certainly need ad-aware or similar spyware/adware removal software.

                  Probably the most important thing you can do if you're running windows is to run Windows update on a regular basis to make sure that most of the known problems will be fixed. Switching from Internet Explorer to a different browser would probably also be a very good idea. 

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                    Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                    Norton's @#&$#@&#...is right.

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                      Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Computer Associates has a 1 year FREE Trial

                      http://home3.ca.com/Microsoft/Default.aspx?lang=en-US 

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                        Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Norton's @#&$#@&#...is right.

                        I Agree!  It's close to impossible to get a clean uninstall on it if you give it the boot ... crumbs left all over the place. 

                        Good luck to everyone!

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                          Posted: December 22, 2006, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                          "Free" virus scan made me think about a scam that is currently being perpetrated on us-

                          freecreditreport.com

                           It isn't free. They make you sign up to their little credit protection deal and debit your credit card accordingly. They got sued for it too, but keep on running the ad ( with the itty bitty disclaimer at the bottom).

                          Buyer beware!