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What is A Good Virus Software?

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Posted: August 16, 2012, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

What is a good virus software that I can use for FREE and I don't have to download it on my computer.  I need to do an in-depth scan ASAP.

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    Posted: August 16, 2012, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

    What is a good virus software that I can use for FREE and I don't have to download it on my computer.  I need to do an in-depth scan ASAP.

    The best one is free from Microsoft called "Microsoft Essentials" It immediately warns me of any threats and asks me If I want to clean it. It also has a scanner, However, there are somethings it can't find like Trojans and the such, so I use "Spybot", which is also free. It does a wonerful job of finding those tricky ones that cause a lot of headaches. The scan can take up to 30 minutes or more, but it's worth it.

     

    EDIT: Sorry, I overlooked the DOWNLOAD part of your question. Unfortunately I'm not aware of any programs that you can use without downloading them first. I've been using Spybot for years and haven't had any problems with them. They've gotten me out of some sticky situations many times. I trust them.

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      Posted: August 16, 2012, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

      Why don't you want to download it?
      I highly recommend downloading and installing Microsoft Security Essentials.
      Click here for the website
      It's free and I found out about it from Todd.  I've used it for 3 yrs now with no infections.
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      Isabel, you are going to feel very silly when this turns out to be make-believe.

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        Posted: August 16, 2012, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

        Why don't you want to download it?
        I highly recommend downloading and installing Microsoft Security Essentials.
        Click here for the website
        It's free and I found out about it from Todd.  I've used it for 3 yrs now with no infections.
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        I also use Malwarebytes as a secondary scanner.

        Just download the free version.

        Isabel, you are going to feel very silly when this turns out to be make-believe.


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          Posted: August 16, 2012, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

          Not aware of any virus software, free or otherwise, that will function without being downloaded.

          Kind of like wanting to eat a delicious dinner, but your instructed that you are not allowed to eat anything.

           

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            Posted: August 16, 2012, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

            Download and run from a flashdrive , if you dont want on your actual computer

            They actually sell them that way now..

            Just a thought

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              Posted: August 16, 2012, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

              check your email

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                Posted: August 16, 2012, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                I agree about Microsoft essentials...it will even catch the viruses that redirect your browser. I also have malwarebytes antimalware and they both seem to do the trick.  I do a lot of research online and have a lot of constant hits from spammers to my art and book websites (Russian fed, etc) so these have served me well.

                 

                And yes, you have to download it.

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                  Posted: August 16, 2012, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                  What is a good virus software that I can use for FREE and I don't have to download it on my computer.  I need to do an in-depth scan ASAP.

                  BEWARE EVERYONE, I down loaded what I thought was microsoft security essentials, it was a fake and it was a very bad virus, my computor was stuck and I couldn't get on line even in safe mode.

                  Littleoldlady, I went to best buy, they removed my virus and I renewed for norton, the called it a hijack virus, it was asking for credit card info to fix the problem.

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                    Posted: August 16, 2012, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                    BEWARE EVERYONE, I down loaded what I thought was microsoft security essentials, it was a fake and it was a very bad virus, my computor was stuck and I couldn't get on line even in safe mode.

                    Littleoldlady, I went to best buy, they removed my virus and I renewed for norton, the called it a hijack virus, it was asking for credit card info to fix the problem.

                    GOOD LUCK

                    I experienced the same sully. It was a real nasty virus, and took days to get rid of. Download this at your own risk!!!

                     

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                      Posted: August 16, 2012, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

                      What is a good virus software that I can use for FREE and I don't have to download it on my computer.  I need to do an in-depth scan ASAP.

                      LOL, virus software should always be downloaded, otherwise it can't do any harm to it. If this virus software is malware, it will automatically will do in-dpeth scan for you. The easy to download it, is to visit web-site adults site. After 2-3 sites, you'll have one for sure.

                       

                      If you want ANTI-virus, try Avast, this is free.

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                        Posted: August 16, 2012, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                        I also use Malwarebytes as a secondary scanner.

                        Just download the free version.

                        Malwarebytes, definitely. I've help dozens of people with viruses and always hook them up with Malwarebytes once they're PC is clean and they've never had issues again.

                         

                        I don't believe there are any protection services that don't include downloading something. Using Internet Explorer there may be options to run quick, simple scans over the internet but I don't believe they're too in-depth. They're also not actively protecting, so it may not help much, especially with how smart viruses are today where they can disable those types of scans or have them show you're PC is clean.

                        Trend Micro has something to do with protection from the Cloud, but I think even then you have to install something on your PC.

                         

                        I've never tried the one Microsoft offers as I pay for Malwarebytes, but if it has good recommendations then go for it. Whatever your choice, I'd definitely recommend going with one to download that actively protects your computer. It's worth it even if it slows down your computer a bit.

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                          Posted: August 16, 2012, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

                          I've run a Mac for 5 years now. Never had to worry about viruses.

                          There have been a few things that have popped up lately, but I never had a problem.

                          Too many other things to worry about.

                          Switched to Linux 2/17/2000

                          Switched to Mac in 2007

                          Never loaded ANY anti-virus software.

                          12 years M$FT free.

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                            Posted: August 17, 2012, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                            It's not free but it has done the job for me...Trend Micro. Never had any problems in 4 years...definitely worth it. When I had Norton and caught a virus it didn't even warn me at all. Garbage. Cost $300 to fix. At least Norton gave me a refund.

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                              Posted: August 17, 2012, 1:23 am - IP Logged

                              Free programs won't do good enough. Got Kaspersky for 20$/year and it finds and quarantines viruses very fast.