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bearwitme
12-13-2008, 13:57
Looking for a "Free" Virus protection program. What have you used that you can recommend..Thanks

Connie :whistling:

Big Al 24
12-13-2008, 14:38
AVG, Avira, Avast, are the ones I have used. AVG free is pretty good, Avira works but it has an annoying pop-up once a day when it updates. Just try some out.

westwindmike
12-13-2008, 14:39
I use AVG and like it.

IndyGunFreak
12-13-2008, 15:13
Avg and Avast are my favs, with a slight edge to Avast.

IGF

MedicOni
12-13-2008, 15:43
I use Avast on everything I have

Big Al 24
12-13-2008, 16:32
There's also Comodo internet security. They have a great firewall, and now they bundle it with a free virus scanner as well.

bearwitme
12-13-2008, 17:18
Thanks..

byf43
12-13-2008, 17:38
AVG (Free) is running on 3 desktop PCs and 4 laptop machines, here.

ZERO viruses.

PC-Cillin ($$$) is on two desktop PCs. ZERO viruses.

With any anti-virus, you should have a firewall (ZoneAlarm - Free) and anti-spyware (Ad-Aware or SpyBot - both Free).

kennyv
12-13-2008, 17:41
AVG Have used a long time.

havensal
12-13-2008, 21:19
AVG (http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition)


:supergrin:

IndyGunFreak
12-13-2008, 22:45
AVG (Free) is running on 3 desktop PCs and 4 laptop machines, here.

ZERO viruses.

PC-Cillin ($$$) is on two desktop PCs. ZERO viruses.

With any anti-virus, you should have a firewall (ZoneAlarm - Free) and anti-spyware (Ad-Aware or SpyBot - both Free).

I personally hate software firewalls. Always have, always will. In my opinion, everyone should be behind a properly configured hardware router/firewall, and just skip the software firewall... at least thats what I do.. :)

IGF

AZG23
12-13-2008, 22:50
Avast

RaiderRodney
12-14-2008, 00:32
Been using AVG for several years and it works great. I am tempted to try Avast as well ;)

unit 900
12-17-2008, 18:19
Let me pass along something that happened to my laptop involving Avast.
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964782
When I ran Auslogics disk defragmenter, a series of error files were written to the Avast log file. In short order, it filled up 32 gb, putting me at point where my drive was virtually full. It took some searching to find what was clogging things up and I ultimately uninstalled Avast and went back to AVG. YMMV

Bronson7
12-18-2008, 10:06
Avast. I tried AVG but was having a problem with the update feature. I had been using Avast for a long time with no problems. I've been using nix for about a year and a half 99% of the time but on the rare occasion I do need Windows, Avast has always worked well.
Bronson7

IndyGunFreak
12-18-2008, 10:14
Avast. I tried AVG but was having a problem with the update feature. I had been using Avast for a long time with no problems. I've been using nix for about a year and a half 99% of the time but on the rare occasion I do need Windows, Avast has always worked well.
Bronson7

I've still got AVG on my Laptop XP partition, and its OK, but I notice it doesn't auto update anymore. I don't know if thats a feature of the the paid version now, or what. When I manually update it, it works fine.

IGF

justinsn95
12-18-2008, 12:59
AVG (http://free.avg.com/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition)


:supergrin:

Yeah seriously dude get AVG. It automatically self updates, that way you stay current and have a better chance of catching the new viruses that come out. A lot of the other free antivirus/spyware programs don't do that.

Bronson7
12-18-2008, 13:00
Yeah seriously dude get AVG. It automatically self updates, that way you stay current and have a better chance of catching the new viruses that come out. A lot of the other free antivirus/spyware programs don't do that.

Avast does the same. Good to go either way.
Bronson7

burnd4life
12-18-2008, 13:10
I run a paid program on my personal, but I add AVG when I'm routinely asked to "fix," friends and family's PCs

CRANKLIN
12-18-2008, 19:42
for windows:
I don't run persistent anti-virus software. Ocassionally I'll do a check on pandasoftware.com or housecall.trendmicro.net.... But I haven't used windows in a long time.

for linux:
I run chkrootkit and rkhunter on occasion.

keith56
12-18-2008, 19:51
Avast has worked for me 100% for about a year now. Previously used Norton with all kinds of problems RIPPED it out and canned it. Been using Avast on a friends recommendation.

gwalchmai
12-19-2008, 14:05
I personally hate software firewalls. Always have, always will. In my opinion, everyone should be behind a properly configured hardware router/firewall, and just skip the software firewall... at least thats what I do.. :)

IGFOf course, they're ALL software... :tongueout: