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A good Antivirus program

Question: A good Antivirus program

Hello, I'm looking for a good anti virus program that i can open and lets me scan certain files that are downloaded, instead of scanning the whole computer or having it run in the background all the time.. One that scans for trojans horses, worms, malware etc. Let me know..Thanks..

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Preferred Solution: A good Antivirus program

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: A good Antivirus program

Use the AV you have installed, right click on the download & select your AV.I also have Malwarebytes installed & select that as well.I use Microsoft Security Essentials' Anti-Malware

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^^^ wondering what is the best overall antivirus.

Answer:what is a really good antivirus program that;s out there

Well, you could either search this forum and find about ten million threads asking this same could just take my word for it and get NOD32.

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Im looking for a good antivirus program that wont take allot of my system capacity. I have previously been running Norton internetsecurity and had Nod32 for a short while. Just looking for some tips in choosing a reliable program.

Answer:Looking for a good antivirus program.

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all i know, is Norton and McAffee, what do you guys/gals have? ya think it is good to dl it from a website................?

Answer:Help with choosing a good antivirus program.........

I use many, however, I use AVG more than others.

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what are some of the good free antivirus programs?

Answer:good free antivirus program?


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I just installed Vista a couple hours ago and I tried downloading AVG from both sites on AVG's site but it kept coming up saying the file was corrupt. Anyone know another alternative that works with Vista?

Answer:What is a good Vista AntiVirus Program?


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I am currently using Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit edition and I am trying to find a good antivirus program to use. I am currently using Avast! Antivirus but it can't run boot scans on here. I don't want to use Norton because I have had way too many bad experiences with it to use it again.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for a program whether it is free or paid? I prefer free but I am willing to pay for it if absolutely necessary.

Answer:Looking for a good antivirus program for vista

Hi. . .

On most systems here (both x64 and x86), I use ESET NOD32 anti-virus along with Windows Defender and the Windows Firewall. This link will take you to the 30-day free trial screen. ESET NOD32 uses the least system resources of any that I have tested anyway.

On 2 others, I am running the newest free version of AVG v8 with Windows Defender & Firewall.

I recommend the use of one anti-virus only. No Internet Security Suites or 3rd party firewalls. I have seen too much damage caused by them. The Windows Firewall is as good as any and has a light system footprint, but generally it is an in-coming firewall only. It does not do much for outgoing. Personally, I don't care what crash data and system performance data goes back to Microsoft and my system's manufacturer as that is where fixes originate. I never "got" the blocking of this type of outgoing data - as if there is something in your system phoning home w/ personal information... then either the in-coming firewall did not do its job or the user bypassed it - making the point of having a firewall moot as continued blockage of outgoing will not solve this.

Good Luck to you. . .



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Hello,A couple of months ago I asked for a free, good, anti virus program.  Avast was the program suggested.I downloaded it, but now see that it is only temporarily free.  Is there a truly free anti virus program that is very good at what it does?

Answer:Free, good antivirus program

I would suggest AVG 9.0 free. They have both a free edition with only a few missing features and a full version. It works great and their virus database is updated almost daily. Here is a link to the site.

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I used Panda to do a free scan. It came back showing 2 viruses and some adware. It says for 12.95 I can buy 6 months of service and disinfect my system.should I do this?? I mean is this a good program or should I buy something else?? I was using Norton but it seems to slow everything down. thanks!Amanda

Answer:Is Panda Antivirus a good program??

It's a good program, but another resource hog...just like Norton.There are plenty of free prgrams out there that accomplish the same thing without ANY out-of-pocket expense...AVG for eample.

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I was using InoculateIT PE for a while but now they've stopped supporting the free version... does anyone have any recommendations for a good freeware antivirus program?

Answer:Good freeware antivirus program?

Hi... I use AVG... its free & its good.

It runs in the bootup sector as well as scanning e-mail ( Outlook Express at that )as well as watching over all the rest . It also has a right click feature so you can scan things before you open them .

Go to ...

I think you'll like it


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Something that doesn't do dumb s--- in the background without asking me if possible. I despise norton and mcaffe"there was this big bang once, now we're learnin' to use our thumbs"

Answer:what's a good free antivirus program

Avast free the BEST in my will hear about MSE, but it is not 1/2 as good as Avast...BUT...the choice is yoursHELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions

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I have AVG, and for as long as I have had it, it has always been trusted and has always helped me detect and remove harmful software that other programs couldn't. Anyway, I know that it is a bad idea to have numerous or more than one antivirus program because they can actually cause more harm than good. But while downloading an Internet Boosting/Optimizing program, a program called SystemGuards was also included and installed upon notifying me. Anyway, after running through the program a little, I have noticed it is really useful as it offers some backups and cleanings that AVG does not. However, the problem is that it does NOT detect viruses or Trojans...only simple Spyware and Adware, and even when it does detect it, I cannot remove it since it is only a free basic version.

So I was thinking, am I able to have AVG running all the time on my PC and just make sure this other program never runs while AVG is on? I have disabled SG from running on Startup so AVG will be my primary protection program, however I think it will be a good idea to keep SG because of its handy file shredding, temp cleaning and backup options.

Good idea or not? Should I uninstall the other program?

Answer:Is it a good idea to have a second antivirus program?

as SG is not an antivirus app, it focuses on Adware and Spyware - you should not have any problem with running these at the same time

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hello i hvae a really old compaq but im reluctant to put my norton 2004 on it. im havin probles with it on my new computer and i think it will eat up to many of my system resources on my old comp. so is there any other decent programs out their. im running my old comp under windows 98 se thanks

Answer:Good antivirus program for old computer

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Can you recommend a good, free antivirus/antimalware program that doesn't occupy too much space and therefore slow my pc down? Thank you!

Answer:Recommend a good free antivirus program

You ask a question we get quite often. With that in mind our very own quietman7 has written up a very good overview and provided valuable information. There is no one size fits all choice when it comes to antivirus or malware protection tools and resources.Please take a look here: Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramThe entire topic has good information and should be read as well.

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Hi All, I am new here but I was wondeing if anyone has seen the GuardBytes virus? It hijacked my laptop and wouldn't let me open any browser, run any antivirus software, or even boot in safe mode while asking me to register.. I Goolgled it but I got no hits. I was finally able to run the Super antispyware program which found some adware and eventually let me reboot in safe mode and run malwarebytes and a couple other programs to clean it out. So I am now looking for a good realtime antivirus program to keep this from happening again. Thanks

Answer:New Virus...looking for a good realtime antivirus program

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. In many cases choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference and what works best on a particular system. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please read:Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramHowever, an anti-virus program alone does not provide comprehensive protection and cannot prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Anti-virus software is inherently reactive...meaning it usually finds malware after a computer has been infected. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear and it takes time for them to be reported, samples collected, analyzed, and tested by anti-virus researchers before they can add a new threat to database definitions. Further, if you're dealing with zero-day malware it's unlikely the anti-virus is going to detect anything.Antivirus Isn't Dead, It Just Can't Keep UpHow useful is antivirus software?Symantec Says “Antivirus Software Is Dead”Is anti-virus software obsolete?Anti-virus software is just not enough anymoreWhy Antivirus Is Not EnoughAntivirus is a good start. ... Read more

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I would appreciate help to find a good free antivirus program that works & does not keep nagging you to buy it.

Answer:Suggest a good Free Antivirus program.

click here

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We have a 4 pc Home Lan system. All 4 pcs are WinXP with SP2. Two pcs run NIS 2004 and two run NIS 2005. I am having a lot of trouble configuring set up for the Lan with Norton. I also don't seem to be able to run a firewall with the Lan. Can someone PLEASE recommend a GOOD Internet Security/Antivirus program that is user-friendly and compatible for Lan use? I have done some checking on Kaspersky and I've been finding that they are not really very supportive of English speaking customers, preferring to just offer a refund than fix a problem. Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks much,

Answer:Need a GOOD Internet Security, Antivirus and Firewall program!!

I currently use Avast! as my virus checker and Sygate for my firewall


They are both free.

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First off charter's internet security suite does NOT work with xp x64. Is there any good free solutions for an antivirus and firewall security?

What would be my next cheapest solution for both an antivirus and a firewall that works in windows xp x64?

Answer:Windows xp x64 - good antivirus + firewall solutions? Cheapers&Good

NOD32 works for it.

Never tried a firewall, if your behind NAT thats good.

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Right now I have Bitdefender 2010. It wins all sorts of awards but I tried running its boot scanner recently and it was so complicated I couldn't do it. Do you know of a good AV and firewall that has an easy to use boot scanner?

Answer:I need the name of a good antivirus and firewall that alsol has a good boot scanner

Please don't create more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue in your other thread.

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This is what i posted to an admin...cant believe he said its a stupid suggestion!!

"Uh? did you read my explination? I was refering to your ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM...If a virus DISABLES your antivirus that you want to use...rename the ANTIVIRUS IN QUESTION TO EXPLORER SO YOU CAN RUN IT AND GET RID OF THE VIRUSES!!"

Answer:Renaming Antivirus to explorer is still not a good tip!!! *Safe Mode* is a good tip

ban me, as this is THE most STUPID reply i ever had from a so called ADMIN....cheers....and enjoy stupid replies

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Right now I have Bitdefender 2010. It wins all sorts of awards but I tried running its boot scanner recently and it was so complicated I couldn't do it. Do you know of a good AV and firewall that has an easy to use boot scanner?

Answer:I need the name of a good antivirus and firewall that also has a good boot scanner

Avast AV has an option to run an easy to use boot scan.

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i have a post on here trying to figure out pse7. i am really trying to figure out what is a good digital imaging program that you can use so you fix photos and make slideshows on. i had one person say the picassa program and another say use photoshop still. does any one have any good advice.
i like to edit photos but put them onto a slideshow or something creative.
please let me know.
thank you

Answer:what is a good digital imaging program? any good advice?

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My windows vista 64 pc was infected by an antivirus malware. I followed the instructions for removsl posted on how-to geek. I downloaded and ran superanti spyware and malwarebytes. The scans are now clean but I think I'm still infected because I cannot install or uninstall or run any antivirus program. I have avg 2011 and ms security essentials but neither will run or uninstall and I bought McAfee internet security 2012 but it will not load.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by Eric at 11:02:43 on 2012-03-30
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3964.1577 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011 *Disabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\A... Read more

Answer:infected by antivirus malware and can't run legitimate antivirus program

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Nothing suspicious was found on your DDS log.Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall... click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> party programs if not up to date can be an open door for an infectionPlease run this security check for my review.Download Security Check by screen317 from here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instruction... Read more

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I have done analysis of different antivirus programs there are actual on the market. The conclusion is the best one actual is G DATA Antivirus. What do you think ?


Answer:G DATA Antivirus the best actual antivirus program ?

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My Sharp Organizer is discontinued so I feel unsafe putting new contacts in there. Is there a great free program independent of Thunderbird? I'd like it to stand alone so I don't have to go into email for a number. Thanks!

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I some how got this program installed on my computer and ever since I have been getting popups, internet explorer doesn't work all the time, the computer is real slow. The program keeps popping up and want to run. There is no way to uninstall it. It really looks like a real program, but I didn't put it there.
Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Attached is my hijack this log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:47:45 PM, on 1/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
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Answer:XP Antivirus program - is this a real program? I think I have a virus now.

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What is the best antvirus i can use.was using esset which qualintined anything and all ma apps became invalid.currently using avira which always give me errs when tryin to update.i head theirs Panda antivirus is it any gud

Answer:Need good antivirus

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Question: A good antivirus

Can anyone pleas tell me what is the best antivirus to use.
Thank you.

Answer:A good antivirus

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I've got some nasty pop ups. Whats the best anti virus to get rid of these?

Answer:Good Antivirus Anyone?

and my internet connection is really slow.

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Question: Good Antivirus plz

I was wondering, whats the best antivirus you can find? I have Norton, but i was told Norton is crap. And that it almost never detects anything, and if it does it wont fix it. Any ideas?

Answer:Good Antivirus plz

Yes, norton is crappy. Its slow at loading, its a resource hog, scanning is slow, and updates are huge.

Here are a few alternatives:




ClamWin Free

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Hey all,

Apologies if this has been asked here already

64 Bit doesn't seem to be as popular with AV programs as I had hoped. But does anyone know of a good one that is currently mainstream and rated (somewhat) highly?


Answer:A good 64 Bit AntiVirus

AVG, Comodo Panda Avast....

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Hi everyone, i got free license for AVG Internet Security for 1 year, and i heard that AVG is unstable (BSODs, slow pc performance etc.), is AVG any good ? I want to install it on my laptop when my ESET expires soon. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Is AVG good antivirus ?


in my personal opinion, i dont recommand it, in the last threats, 0 days ... im not sure its the better ...

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Question: Good antivirus?

Ive been using Kaspersky for a while... Im looking for somthing new unless people keep telling me to use this... anything? Ive heard about Nod32 or some such.

Answer:Good antivirus?

I would suggest avast!, but do you not like Kaspersky?

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Question: Good Antivirus...

I am looking for a good antivirus

Currently I have Norton Antivirus 2004
I Want an AV just as good or better that wont use up so much memory of my CPU

Answer:Good Antivirus...

I could recommend Mcafee Anti-virus software. It cost only $30 at Walmart and I'm not sure if this promotion is still running, but a few weeks ago it came with at $20 mail-in-rebate as well as a $30 UPGRADE mail-in-rebate. If you send in you Norton 2004 CD, that could count as your upgrade. So, actually, you really end up making $20. Note: Most places sale this software for $50. Go with Walmart and get it for $30.

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Question: Good XP Antivirus.

Need your folks comments on a good antivirus that will be in the clear to run under XP, because of the new file access permissions and such. Any constructive suggestions are good.

Answer:Good XP Antivirus.

I use Nortons System Works 2003 and it runs very smooth and does a great job of catching harmful things that may infect my system.

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Question: Good Antivirus?

I'm tired of McAfee not updating properly, and letting in a bunch of rootkits and viruses onto my computer. Can anybody suggest a good antivirus suitable for my computer

Intel ®
Pentium® 4 CPU 2.20 GHz
2.19 GHZ, 1.25 GB of RAM
I've heard MSE is good.

Answer:Good Antivirus?

Everyone here will tell you that it is a matter pf personal preferencePersonally I switched from AVG to AVAST because of other advisors and staff members recommendation.I like it a lot but I had to disable the sounds because I thought they were anoying (no biggie there)Also, if you uninstall McAfee be sure to follow that up by running the McAfee Removal ToolUninstalling it through add/remove programs is not sufficient to remove the program

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I'm currently using a real bad (IMO) Rogers Online Protection AV, anti-spyware, and firewall combo thing.
I recently had a virus, so we bought Norton's internet Security 2010. I assume it would work much better than the one I have now.

However, I'm a PC gamer and I hear Norton is a resource hog.

Anyone recommend something that can match up to Norton (or almost) but won't be wasting my CPU away?

Other opinions?

Answer:What AntiVirus is Good?

If you're looking for a paid application. Kaspersky has a game mode you can toggle. You can usually find some deals on it for 3 licenses such as: Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010, 3-User from Walmart.

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i would be great if anyone herein can share with me a good ant-virus to get my system protected.

happy sharing

thanks being kind.

Answer:I need a good antivirus plz

Try either avast! antivirus Home Edition or Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus.

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Question: Good Antivirus?

Hi guys. My antivirus (Trend Micro PC-Cillin Internet Security 2007) expired months ago. The 2007 IMO was horrible since it completely lagged my computer for some reason. This never happened with the 2006 version which is why I was disappointed. Can you guys recommend a good anti-virus? I've heard Kapersky is good. I want one that was good features, like anti spy-ware and real-time protection, a good catch %, and one that doesn't lag my computer down. I've been googling reviews but each review is different and I'm not sure which to trust.

Answer:Good Antivirus?


AVG is one i would recommend and its free, you can get it from here (or just look, there are some more free ones as well as paid)

and back it up with spybot - search & destoy and ad-aware (both free) from this page

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It is free for home use. It is so good that even if you haven't scanned your computer for a while it will find the virus anyway. It just keeps sending you a message "virus data base has been updated". And then when it has found the virus, it will ask you if you want to delete it completely or put it in the recyling bin. I think that we will all want to delete it completely.

Answer:This is for anyone looking for a good antivirus

Now thats a real good one ...i should download it twice just for more popups................

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Hey, i'd jst like to know if eTrust EZ Antivirus (and also its Anti-Spyware and Anti-Spam) is a good option or not for regular use. And also is it a safer bet over Norton? have used it for barely 12 hours, so have no clue as to what its like.

I know that Norton majorly slows down the PC and **** like tht but so far thats what im the most comfortable with. Ive used McAfee twice, for 2 months or so each time. It has let me down both the times, so looking for options apart from Norton. THough heavy on the system, i think its th best.

Also, could someone help me with my graphics driver (+ virus) problem? posted the problem yesterday, emtronics has done his best to help me out but not much has really improved.. so if anyone else could also chip in and help me out... heres the link

Answer:Lookin for a Good Antivirus

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wat is the best antivirus. can sum 1 pls direct me to a link where i can download.... i hope its free

Answer:sum 1 pls give me a good antivirus

You can find a list here:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps

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hi im running on windows xp home.i have just installed a net 2 plug network system but it wont run when my panda platinum antivirus is on my system. ive had to completely uninstall it to allow the network to run.ive tried disableing the fire wall but that doesnt work.can any body reccomend an antivirus and fire wall that wont conflict with net 2 plug.many nthanks ozzy...

Answer:can any one recomend a good antivirus

Free AVG7 from click hereFree Sygate firewall from click here

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We use to trust Norton Antivirus to knock out all our virus problems. For three years we didn't have a single formidable attack. Norton knocked out everything.

In the last two months, we were hit twice with viruses that caught Norton completely off guard. The situation got so bad that we installed two hard hitters to fix the problems.

Between Super Antispyware and F-Secure we were able to get our computers back up and running with no problems.

Are the attacks getting worse or is Norton just not as good of a heavy weight as it use to be?

Your thoughts are appreciated. Joe

Answer:Norton Antivirus Not As Good As It Use To Be?

Norton is not as good as it used to be BUT it is not intended to find the things that products like SuperAntiSpyware find

You need AV's and AS'

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antivirus for nokia 625

Answer:What is a good antivirus for the Nokia 625?

Sorry not sure what you mean by your question.
As Windows Phone's are currently a low risk not antivirus software is needed.
If you wish you can get a Family Safety browser but not virus protection.

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I used to be an AVG person, but AVG 8 is a total resource hog, and it annoys me. Im looking for a program (Free or Not, Doesnt Matter, Bitorrents are on my side : )) that isnt a resource hog, yet offers good antivirus protection, and spyware protection would be a plus, but spybot S&D works fine too.

Answer:Good Antivirus Yet Not Resource

comodo has a great range of all of those products. I have their anti-virus but don't use it much. Check out their firewall though, one of the best, free, and no-resource-hog firewalls i have ever used.

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is Bullguard a good antivirus?

Answer:is Bullguard a good antivirus

The link below takes you to "PC Magazine" website. They have provided pros and cons for Bullguard.,2817,2230050,00.asp

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Ihave a windows xp operating system. I use Norton antivirus 2004......The problem i hav is that norton antivirus is not protecting my computer from viruses at alll........I regularly update my virus defnitions using auto update.....But yet a few days ago.....when i did a full system scan using SPY SWEEPER.....a trojan horse virus( 2nd thought) was found......when i did a full system search using norton found the virus.......But isnt it supposed to protect my computer from it?

Answer:Is NoRTon Antivirus good?

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Someone recommend one to me please. AVG doesn't work so well for me.

Answer:Good Free Antivirus?

Try this one.... ...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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The updates that Webroot has made to their 2011 Antivirus has pushed Webroot Antivirus into the running. They are now a major player as far as antivirus technology is concerned.

Here are the key features that make them a worthy competitor.

It comes with Spy Sweeper and an anti-spyware that detects and removes even the most complicated and buried spyware known today.
It has real-time protection that will safeguard you by blocking and removing viruses before they have a chance to do any damage.
It's easy to use; featuring automated protection with scheduled scans, and automatic upgrades giving you constant, and regular protection that is always up to date.
They've taken their Antivirus, and made it easier to use, and more attractive. With faster downloads, and faster scanning, Webroot has joined forces with the creators of the well respected anti-virus, Sophos. They've integrated both anti-spyware, and AntiVirus protection into the software to give users complete protection. A highly recognized and renowned anti-spyware meets an award winning AntiVirus, it's no wonder Webroot's AntiVirus with SpySweeper is the most preferred of its category by students, professionals and businesses alike.

Answer:Webroot Antivirus Could be good

I've never used a product from the "webroot"
I do not believe in all the software from now on.
I will use the software, if it is really good, and has been getting good feedback from users.

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Hi I was wondering what the best ( i know its arguable ) firewall, antivirus software is, either as a suite or not.

I have AVG antivirus and the zonealarm firewall right now.. but I was wondering if there is anything better out there.

Thanks for your help

Answer:Solved: Good antivirus

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Can anyone please let me know if this antivirus is good compared to Avira,Avast?I'm only interested in the free products.I am using it right now,but since Comodo is not part of any AV tests,how can anyone compare it to others?I used Unthreat without problems,but people say it's not a good av,so i installed Comodo.Thinking of trying Avira again.Didn't like Avast(slows browsing down a little).Any input about Comodo Antivirus will be appreciated.

Answer:Comodo Antivirus-How good is it really?

I realize that you're asking about Comodo Anti-Virus; however, I am too unfamiliar with it to make any sort of opinion of it. After reading the rest of your paragraph, you seem to be possibly looking for other Anti-Virus programs besides Avast and Avira, no? If so, have you considered trying BitDefender Anti-Virus free or Panda Anti-Virus free?Just to make you aware, someone else, who is a bleeping expert (e.g. quietman, animal or another BC staff member,) will most likely post a response to your question about Comodo Anti-Virus in this thread today.

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how good is ZoneAlarm's Antivirus? Maby compared to AVG Free??

Answer:how good is ZoneAlarm's Antivirus?

ZA is a Firewall, not an Anti-virus program.

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hi im running on windows xp home.i have just installed a net 2 plug network system but it wont run when my panda platinum antivirus is on my system. ive had to completely uninstall it to allow the network to run.ive tried disableing the fire wall but that doesnt work.can any body reccomend an antivirus and fire wall that wont conflict with net 2 plug.many nthanks ozzy...

Answer:can any one recomend a good antivirus

Not sure if this relevant but I have recently seen some problems with Panda Internet Security on brand new kit. 2 possible solutions.1 - Try stopping the XP wireless util and using the software provided with the net 2 plug h/ware.2 - Find and rename "netflt.sys" this will stop the Panda unknown threats service (this is Panda's solution).Solution 1 worked with Fujitsu Siemens PC's but not with Acers. Solution 2 (only tried with the Acers) worked for a few reboots but then failed.nb The wireless hardware was D-link.

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Hello everyone. I have been doing some reading and just want to ask some opinions from more informed people.

I am currently using CA Security Center on a Windows Vista machine. I have the Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and Anti-Spam loaded. I left off the firewall because the gentleman at Circuit City said it conflicted with the Vista firewall.

Come next month my service will expire and I will be in the market for a new anti-virus program. I am looking for something that has real time monitoring for spyware and malware. I was infected with a malware for a long time that CA never picked up on with the anti-spyware or virus programs, and i thoguht it was supposed to be there. MSserver somethign or other. I had to DL Malwarebyte's anti-malware to remove it. I found that here BTW. I am currently using firefox as my web browser and it has protected me a little bit, but some things still got through.

Is there any programs that will scan the webpages for viruses and spyware in real time? I know CA anti-virus scanned stuff I DLed but don't know about real time spyware scanning. Like adware-pro used to do.

So before I go renewing with CA and just being diligent about removing things as they come in on occasion. I am wondering if you guys could recommend a good package that works well with Vista. If it is a free one that is fine as long as its good and is not full of advertisements. I DLed a free one about a year ago that was just full of advertisements.

Would it be good to have an add... Read more

Answer:Need Help Choosing A Good Antivirus

Hello JB_orchidguy This is a loaded question, but a very good one.First, let me tell you what I use.Firewall - Zonealarm Pro for VistaAntivirus - Antivir Personal Edition Classic (Freeware)Anti-spyware - CounterSpy (actually, I've just installed this as my Spy Sweeper is coming close to renewal, but I want to try others before making a decision on which product)These work well on my system. I have 2GB of RAM w 2.8GHz with Intel Dual Core Processor on Dell Dimension 5150 running on Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1.You can see that I prefer standalone programs rather than using suites. IMO, the problem with all-in-one suites is that they may be strong in one area, like antivirus, but only average in other areas of the suite. I have yet to find an all-in-one product that is strong in all areas. But this is my personal opinion.ANTI-VIRUSThe best ones (in no particular order):- Avira Antivir (Premium - shareware or Classic - freeware) and **Note that the free version does not include email protection but if you save any attachments to your hard drive and then scan them, it will alert you if infected**- Eset's NOD32 (continually ranked very good by many) Bitdefender Antivirus http://www.bitdefender.comSources: http://www.virusbtn.comFIREWALLThe best ones:- Zonealarm (get the Pro version as it comes with an extra layer of protection). Make sure you g... Read more

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I have Panda Titanium 2004 on my system (Win98) which is due for annual renewal. Try as I might, i cant renew online because they say i dont exist and no matter who i send emails to they always get rejected. You cant speak to them on the phone apart from a premium line number which will probably end up more costly than rebuying again.As its not exactly a technical matter I begrudge paying 1/min for a problem that is their making.As thier customer service is non existent the only option is to change my software so does any one know a good solid a/v they can recommend which does not hog the system, looks after itself, updates easily, doesnt have complicated setting, instals on Win 98 easily and wont take over my machine.

Answer:Good antivirus sofware

click here AVG web site and its free

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And i hv 360 security so what do u say abt secure a plus and ur opinion??

Answer:Is SecureAPlus is a good Antivirus?

Hi secureaplus is very good as a anti .exe plus has av engines cloud

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any advice on a good antivirus, security software? i dont mind paying,

Answer:Solved: good antivirus

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i've had some problems with my mcafee antivirus and had to uninstall it....

which is better...mcafee antivirus or panda antivirus?/??

whats the difference in the two???also....what is the difference in panda antivirus titanium and planda antivirus platinium 7.04??which of the two is better?


Answer:which is a good antivirus scanner?

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Is the best thing to do is buy a good one? Until then will you suggest a good one for my box, I use XP still I going to the 7 soon, but now it'll do


Answer:a good antivirus, spyware

List here under item #2

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I have been doing some research on laptops and decided to pick one depending on it's availability, warranty duration..etc.. anyways I can't afford to get infected since im going to be doing some casual work besides default windows security is pretty weak even against simple threats. Anyways i wont be using Avast or comodo. What are some other options?

Answer:Good antivirus for a laptop?

Quihoo 360 total security is good if u want freeware. If u want paid one I recommend ESET or Kaspersky or Emisoft.

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Does anyone know what the best antivirus protector is? I have Norton 2004 but it jacks up my email for some reason. So I guess I need to install a different one. Is there any good free one's? Or I don't mind paying for one if it is a good one. Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Need a GOOD antivirus protector

AVG has a great free home here scroll down to accept user agreement and go from there.

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I received a free copy of bullguard antivirus with 3 licenses and wondered if anyone found it to be a good product?

My current antivirus expires this month and it would save me shelling out


Answer:Bullguard antivirus any good?,2817,2388652,00.asp

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hey i recently got a program called BullGuard v3.5 VERY GOOD VERSION!!!! if you guys want to check it out go to and download the beta version. its $50 for 1 year and $60 for 2 years. Its a virus detector, firewall, worm detector, trojan detector, script-cookie ect. ect.!!! this thing is loaded!!!!!!!!! when you guys get to the beta version tell me what you think please im thinking about buying it.

Answer:BullGuard antivirus. good or bad?

I have used Bullguard for some ttime going through 3 versions. currently have the latest version after going through their Beta test.

Getting ready to uninstall.

Customer service is too slow
Bullguard use entirely too much resources

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Which antivirus solution for XP home?AVG or AVAST or ?

Answer:Free Antivirus any good?

I use Norton but many on this forum use both the products you mention and swear by them.

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hello guyz i m interested to know which antivirus will b good for my system? i heard tht AVG is good bt still is thr any good option thn plz suggest me.
thank u.


Answer:which antivirus is good for my system?

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I have norton and been told Bullguard is a lot better

Answer:How good is Bullguard Antivirus

No its not,it comes with free spyware,is a git to remove,etc.I had the "pleasure" of removing this software from a laptop last weekend,ended up having to use a special uninstaller from the web.

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Hey I'm looking for a good antivirus and spyware, I don't care if I've to pay for them since my current Norton subscription is about end.

Answer:Looking for a good Antivirus and Spyware...

Quote: Originally Posted by Redz

Hey I'm looking for a good antivirus and spyware, I don't care if I've to pay for them since my current Norton subscription is about end.

ABN (anything but norton)

Seriously, current wisdom is Microsoft security essentials. Less BSOD's, hooked better with win 7, and free.

I use something else.
Ken J

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Where can I download a good antivirus?

Answer:download a good antivirus

Originally Posted by soni1 Where can I download a good antivirus? Internet Security Software 2010 for Home Computer Security - Kaspersky Lab United States ESET - Antivirus Software with Spyware and Malware Protection Avira AntiVir Premium
Seriously, they way you ask someone for help really get on my nerves.

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Hello friends ! plz suggest me a good antivirus. it must be light so that my pc will not take overload. thanks a lot !

Answer:Suggest a good antivirus

Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one)avast! Free Antivirus (comes with built-in anti-rootkit and anti-spyware protection)Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus (provides some rootkit detection and removal)AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5Microsoft Security EssentialsRISING Antivirus Free EditionPC Tools AntiVirus Free EditionClamWin Free Antivirus
-- useful if you do not have an anti-virus and cannot install one
-- does not include an on-access real-time scanner; You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware)
-- ClamWin has partnered with and now bundles the Ask Toolbar (optional) with the ClamWin setup file.Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone. Another factor to consider is whether you want to use a paid for product or free alternative. My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program or avast! Free Antivirus if choosing a free one.

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I am interested in a new anti virus program,free is good, but I am willing to pay. I am using McAfee now . Any recommendations? Thanks

Answer:Recommendations for a Good Antivirus

Used Avast for many years without any problems. Also installed it on many family/freinds PC's too

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is AVG really good..what do you recommend??

Answer:whats a good antivirus??

I've never heard of AVG, but I would recommend Norton AntiVirus 2003 Professional.

-Dan The Man

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My uncle gave me Symantec Endpoint Protection, It is an antivirus program for business. Have anybody heard of it and is it good compared to Avast! Free and Norton?

Answer:Symantec Antivirus good?

Comodo vs Symantec

Jump into this thread and read on!

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Hi, I know this sounds like a idiotic question but i currently use AVG, SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes free versions and i was wondering just how effective the paid-up versions really are?Please can i have your opinions?Many thanks!

Answer:'Pro' versions of AntiVirus-really that good?

It depends on the program in question, most of the freebies are slightly cut down versions of the Pro variant. You'd need to look at the websites to see exactly what the differences are and then decide if you want to pay the extra. In the cases of AVG and avast! the differences are fairly minimal, but the Pro version of SuperAntispyware has the real time cover that's absent in the free version so there may be some advantage there.The core scanning engines on the free and Pro versions are usually the same, so unless you're a commercial user who's not eligible for the free license the coverage offered by the freebie is more than adequate.

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Hey guys,
I am just wondering what your guys' thoughts are on Windows Defender. Am I alright to just use Defender? Should I pair it up with Malwarebytes?
Any help is appreciated.

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Can you please help me to buy a VERY GOOD antivirus im willing to purchase one because i badly needed it... and can you tell me why is that good over the others.. Thanks.

Answer:Can you please recommend a VERY GOOD Antivirus..


ESET Smart Security wins hands down. It's much lighter on system resources in general and catches potential threats before they can get loose on your system. I have tried all of the others on various PCs (from modern to older models) and it is just the fastest IMHO. Others just make the machine too slow for a lot of people.

the firewall is excellent in the latest version (v4) and antispam is great too.

lastly, it's highly configurable unlike others. If you're just after antivirus, then ESET NOD (which is built into ESET Smart Security) is the best in many respects.

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Hey im having a problem with my Norton Antivirus 2004 Professional edition. When I go to install I get an error message that reads "Setup Error, The installation encountered an error and was unable to complete the installation."
The message pops up right as its about to start copying files. Please help! Oh and I have tried the solutions from the symantec website that pertain to this problem. Alot of help they were!

Answer:Good ol Norton Antivirus! Help!

I got the norton 2004 help file in acrobat format..if u want me to send that to u..u can ask for it. and i wud suggest u to download solo antivirus trial version..and scan ur pc with that..u may be having some virus struck up on ur machine.. ...anyways that is a gr8 antivirus and many a times has helped me to detect viruses that norton misses.

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We are going to migrate Windows 2000/Exchange 2000 server to Windows SMS 2003 (Windows2003/Exchange2003). I want experts advice. Which Antivirus software is recommended for my server

How is Trend micro and kaspersky?

Experts pls advise me....

Answer:Looking for a good Antivirus Solution

I use Grisoft free AVG on my personal computer. Their commercial offering is a good one. My second choice would be the Trend Micro you mentioned in your post. If you've ever tried to remove some of the others from the registry you'll understand my reluctance to use some of the others. That said I'm sure there are many more opinions out there. Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer choice.

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Hi, a friend of mine has an anti virus called 'Panda', is this any good please?Ps-im thinking of recommending AVG but am i right in thinking that it doesn't update any more, therefore not doing it's job?

Answer:Is 'Panda' antivirus any good?

am i right in thinking that it doesn't update any moreAbsolutely not, for a home user PC AVG 8.5 is a fine tool and its FREE unlike Panda...

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Which antivirus is good for windows 10 ?

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Title says it all! If Avira is bad, please recommend me another antivirus.

Some guy on a thread on LTT (that I don't own) replied and said things about Avira, that scared me a bit.
Not sure If I am allowed to post the link! please tell me if I am so you guys can help me further.


Answer:Is Avira a good antivirus?

You can watch this review from malwareblocker and decide I personally would not use

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i am planning to purchase an antivirus but not sure which one is really the best one. which one should i consider?

Answer:is avast good antivirus choice?

If you are going to buy genuine Anti Virus application, I recommend you to buy Bitdefender antivirus application. To see the review the latest version, please proceed to the following links:http://anti-virus-software-review.t...http://anti-virus-software-review.t...Thank you

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I just reformatted my hard drive and I have two questions general questions for my Windows XP machine,

Is there any 'good' free antivirus software out there that can keep my system fairly clean (something that runs in the background and keeps itself up to date)?
What is the best anti virus solution over all (paid or free)?

Before this I was using Norton Antivirus, but I get the impression that it's not really all that great. Before I re-formated I followed a link to an online antivirus scanner and it found what it said was 4 infections and many suspected files. I'm looking for something that will automatically check all incoming and out going files - including e-mail.

I know that NO antivirus is perfect, but what would guys recommend?

Thank you in advance for your advice.

Answer:Good Antivirus Software recommendation?

Mac OS X

On a more serious note, look into Etrust EZ Antivirus.

Free alternatives that are decent would be Avast or AVG. However, note Avast recently gave my XP a BSOD, so I lean more towards AVG.

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yes I need a Firewall for spyware etc and antivirus. What's the best one to get, thier is too many of them so this is very hard to pick?

Answer:Can anyone Recommand good Firewall antivirus

AVG Free for antivirus

Zone Alarm for firewall

CCleaner for spyware

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Ive got PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Anti-Virus Starter Edition

which was free lifetime license with Computer Active this fortnight...

is the Anti-Virus engine any good?

I know the Anti-Spyware engine is one of the best but will it be any good at detecting viruses?

Webroot was sophos powere av - who powers pc tools?

Answer:Spyware Dr. with Antivirus - it any good?

personealy i recommand u to download AVG , it comes with free edtion and paid edtion , even the free edtion dont include anti-spyware ,but it does cought normal and
<encrypted spywares> , known as <undetectable servers>. and i personally test it . others AVs like KasperSky , Nod32 , Bitdefender , avast , Antivir etc. not even close to AVG spyware security , but in the other hand the r v good in handling the trojans and virus and other threats.

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According to a popup, the support for the Freeware version of InoculateIt is ending soon, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Freeware AntiVirus prog. that they find reliable & has updates readily available for download.

Answer:What's a GOOD FREEWARE Antivirus Prog.?

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I tried Kaspersky but I believe it is good but may be a tad slow and even annoying sometimes.... with all those pop ups. I do not go to any funky sites, etc etc... more like developers sites, some news sites. kids go to hello kitty sites, and some kids talk sites etc... suggestions?

Answer:what is a good antivirus tool for Windows 7 64 or 32

Hello. I'll quote JMH from here.

You are asking for opinions.
Opinions are not always based on logic.
Most Security Applications are reviewed/ tested at intervals then made available for study.
These can be accessed via Google if you wish.
Remember quite often vested interests have a barrow to push so results may be slanted one way or the other.

You are the best judge of what suits you & your computer at any given time.
Try the free versions {one at a time} of whatever takes your fancy, see how they perform, make a decision & move on.

If / when removing same be sure to use the appropriate uninstall application from the relevant Company.

Good luck.

This applies to Firewall,but can be usefull for you.

Also check out this thread.
What's the Best Anti-virus?

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Looking for a good free antivirus software to run. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Can someone rec a good free antivirus software?

I have used the avg antivirus for about 3 yrs now on my own computers and have had several friends/family members install it and are happy with it. you can also download it on a link from
Good luck

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So my XP is a 504 RAM computer. I need an antivirus that's effective and low memory consumption. Thanks.

Answer:Solved: Good Antivirus for my low memory XP?

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Like in the title, I'm looking for a pretty good/decent antivirus program. I tried AVG 2011 but it kept locking up on me, so I had to remove it. Any assistance would be great, as the only 2 things I have right now are Super Anti Spyware and Maleware Bytes, But I would like to have something consistantly guarding my computer too.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:What is a pretty good free AntiVirus?

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As far as I know, the main difference is that KAV does not have Application Control, but Kaspersky Internet Security does.
Does this make a big difference in protection?
I am asking because I want to combo Kaspersky with an app that has a HIPS component, so I need to use KAV rather than KIS.

Answer:how good is Kaspersky AntiVirus, as compared to KIS?

Application control and Trusted Applications Mode are a great additional layer of protection. Which app do you want to add to Kaspersky? IMO KIS would be the best. TAM is really great.

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