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Antivirus Recommendations? Answered

I'm sick and tired of Dad's McAffee that he's got set up on most of our PCs, and I really want to try something different on my computers.

I'm looking for an "all-in-one", so to speak, that can handle all or most of this criteria:
  • Antivirus
  • Antispyware
  • Firewall
  • Spam Blocker
  • Free of Cost

So, let me know what you use, have used, do like, and don't like!

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DrCoolSanta
DrCoolSanta

12 years ago

AVG ZoneAlarm I got these to and I am quite happy, you might also want to look into: Avira Anti-Vir Avast

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

12 years ago

registry mechanic, spysweeper, spybot search and destroy, Kaspersky

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bumpus
bumpus

12 years ago

I use SpySweeper, Its worked pretty good for us so far. (over a year)

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

Spybot registers Spysweeper as a malware on the basis that it will tell you you have spyware even if you don't unless you give them money :|

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. For me, the all-in-one suites try to do too much and end up bogging the computer down. . I use several products: ZoneAlarm, Spybot-SD, Windows Defender, Avira Antivir, RUBotted, &c. . I have my own mail server, so I just give everyone a unique address. If an account starts getting SPAM, I just set it to send everything to the bit bucket.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

You actually use Windows Defender?

Err, I mean, isn't that a bit vulnerable?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. I haven't had any problems with Defender and a quick web search didn't turn up any vulnerabilities (although it's not the best product according to the reviews). I'm not depending on WD alone - it's just one small part of my malware protection.

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aeromancy
aeromancy

12 years ago

I too use AVG, and have not had a virus yet.

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Jetico (v1. freeware) for Firewall Ad-Aware for no adware/malware Spybot S&D (basic bad stuff protection) Avast Home, (or Pro) for Anti-Virus, it has a real-time scanner, and will notify about bad downloads while donwloading &c. -Only Jetico and Avast! run "all the time" and there's no performance problems. :)

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Are all of those free? Do they do a pretty good job?

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 12 years ago

All free, and they all work very well.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

I use AVG with no problems.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Does the free version do enough for you? I really wanted a firewall...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 12 years ago

As far as I am aware, I am virus-free on both my PC and my laptop. It's the same software we use at school, with quite a lot of careless users, and it works there as well. The only stuff it won't block is stuff you deliberately download.