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What is the best free anti-virus software that will not screw with my computer? Answered

I am in dire need of good free anti-virus software, because my computer is getting owned by viruses right now. Thanks.

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SC-Ghost
SC-Ghost

9 years ago

Thank you everyone! I actually forgot about this question, but you were all very helpful. If anyone is wondering, I currently use AVG for anti virus and malwarebytes for scanning. Malwarebytes is the best malware scanner/remover I have ever used, I cannot recommend it enough.

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ddavel544
ddavel544

9 years ago

The best there is...Microsoft Security Essentials from microsoft.com. Best to have all your SP3 and other updates installed as well for it to update itself. Works great in the back ground without bogging down your PC.

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xX1337_c0d3rXx
xX1337_c0d3rXx

11 years ago

 AVG used to be the best but they got arrogant and the free version isn't as good as it was.  I recommend Avast because it gives less false positives. AVG took the last straw for me when it deleted iTunes because it thought it was a virus.  No, it wasn;t infected, it was just plain old vanilla-flavoured itunes.  stupid avg. avast for the win :)

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shoyru_master_11
shoyru_master_11

Answer 11 years ago

it could of just been a false warning, try restoring the threat and uninstall AVG

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Arbitror
Arbitror

11 years ago

Norton isn't free whatsoever.

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shoyru_master_11
shoyru_master_11

11 years ago

CalmWin is a rouge, it has got ccc.killpr (locates and corrupts windows save areas) and CalmWin (shows false or unreliable information about your computer).

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shoyru_master_11
shoyru_master_11

11 years ago

Try a free trial of Norton 360 v4.0 or Avast! or AVG or McAfee trials or Kaspersky 2010 trial or Trend Micro trial, but i reccomend you use Norton 360 v4.0 trial

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fegundez1
fegundez1

11 years ago

pc world tested the most popular free versions. Avira won although it is a bit more difficult to read it is the best.Avast personal was second. Between those you should be safe I also like to use a free product called threatfire as well

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Avast! (or Avira AntiVir) + ZoneAlarm (firewall) work well for me.

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SC-Ghost
SC-Ghost

Answer 11 years ago

Are you saying that you use avast and zone alarm?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 11 years ago

. Yep. Avast! for antivirus and ZA for the firewall.

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SC-Ghost
SC-Ghost

Answer 11 years ago

Cool. Thanks.

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fireguard
fireguard

11 years ago

A good guide can be found on komando.com. This is a lady with a weekly radio show, who gives good advice on computer/Internet use, regarding protecting your computer and children as well. I use AVG in conjunction with Zonealarm firewall, as Windows firewall kinda... well, rhymes with trucks. Go to komando.com, you'll see an image of her on the homepage, and look under internet tips of the day, or free software. Did I mention these two apps are free? I'm cheap, and haven't had any problems in several years. Good luck!

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CameronSS
CameronSS

12 years ago

I've been using Avira for a while now, it works fine.

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Capt. Howdy
Capt. Howdy

12 years ago

Avast home edition is awesome 5yrs and no problems whatsoever