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  • I don't use any. I have a hardware firewall.
    • Steve Hudson
      I am using comodo antivirus, It best one
  • For my windows machines AVG from Gridsoft but I also have a IPcop Linux box setup between my network and the world. So its really point less to have antivirus on my machines.
  • I use and recommend Avast 4 home http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html a free antivirus - avast! 4 Home Edition is a full-featured antivirus package designed exclusively for home users and non-commercial use.
  • I paid for Norton, but Kim Kommando (computer expert on the radio) recommends AVG.
  • norton..but it's slow sometimes..if I hadn't already paid for it I'd use AVG.
  • I was using AVG... but I got rid of them cuz I'm on a Mac.
  • I have AVG installed and I get daily updates every morning. I'm happy with it so far.
  • am using a vast and its very effective,it updates itself automatically.
  • I have used Norton in the past.. from what I have read here from others that they have good reason not to like it or use it, I can't add another comment except that they are correct.... I say this with my own experience with Symantec/Norton. I read an article from PC magazine regarding performance of several antivirus programs.... seems that AVG didn't rank all that high along with a few other brand name antivirus programs...OH by the way... I would have thought that Avast would have scored higher... BUT!!!! NOW READ THIS.... PC Mag. rated Kaspersky quite high... I'd suggest that the people that are reading this start reading about Kaspersky Anti Virus Program. I am now using Kaspersky... and have found a big difference! Reviews http://www.firewallguide.com/anti-virus.htm http://www.consumersearch.com/www/software/antivirus-software/index.html http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2135514,00.asp Said n Done!
  • iam using avast antivirus.this antivirus is very usefull for me and this will not allow the virus to open or copy the files.
  • AVG is the best
  • I use avast.it doesnt slow down my pc like other antivirus.
  • here is my famous long list of FREE information, and I have been using all of them for some time NO problems. (I also always suggest to folks that they reset msconfig at same time for two reason; spyware hides there and it speeds systems up) SIMPLE STEPS TO DOWNLOADING VIRUS & SPYWARE PROTECTION (& steps for protecting PC) For XP NEWEST AVG 8.0 BOTH ANTI-VIRUS & ANTI-SPYWARE (for those running Vista you must have all updates done plus SP1 to use) http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe AVG anti FOR SPYWARE, MALWARE, ROOTKITS http://www.filehippo.com/download_avg_antispyware/ Click on the right hand side of page where it says download latest version 11.84MB When next page opens watch for yellow bar at top which you may have to click to allow download to start, click and choose save to desktop. Then open from there. AVG Vcleaner-cleans 704 viruses and variants http://www.scanwith.com/download/AVG_Vcleaner.htm Now for your next layer of protection download the following also but remember you can only run one program at a time, but each of these will fine things the other didn’t. Spybot search & destroy found at www.safer-networking.org DOWNLOAD SPYBOT SEARCH & DESTROY ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED www.safer-networking.org IN THE YAHOO OR GOOGLE SEARCH BAR (you may see yahoo or google asking if you mean .com instead of .org it is suppose to be .org at the end of web site) 1. IT WILL SAY HOME OF: : The home of Spybot-S&D! 2. UNDER THIS YOU WILL SEE THE WORDS: Download. Home of SpyBot-S&D, and 6 different languages. Simply click on the language of your choice for example; ENGLISH 3. THIS IS THE HOME PAGE, LOOK DOWN AND FIND UNDER PRODUCTS, SEE 1.6.0 AND RIGHT UNDER PRODUCTS WORD YOU SEE PICTURE OF S&D CLICK IT, THIS IS ALL SAME LINE. 4. NEXT PAGE SAYS OVERVIEW, SCROLL DOWN AND SEE AREA, CLICK FIRST DOWNLOAD. 5. THESE ARE THE MIRROR SITES, THERE ARE 11 TO CHOOSE FROM, Safer-Networking Ltd. #1 ON THESE CLICK DOWNLOAD AND BOX OPENS, CHOOSE WHERE YOU Safer-Networking Ltd. #2 GOING TO SAVE FILE TO, DESKTOP, MY DOCUMENTS AND OPEN AND Safer-Networking Ltd. #3 AND RUN FROM THERE FILE IS 14.3MB ( only 2 steps here) (these are always my first choice as they usually work well first time) BN FileForum (This is my second choice just a little harder to use, more steps) PAGE WILL OPEN, (BLUE DOWNLOAD NOW 14,380 KB) CLICK blue / NEW PAGE OPENS. MAY HAVE TO CLICK YELLOW BAR AT TOP OF PAGE TO ALLOW FILE TO DOWNLOAD ON THIS ONE, AND THEN DOWNLOAD WILL BEGIN 6. BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE AND DO SO TO YOUR DESKTOP OR TO YOUR DOCUMENT FILE AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE FILE IS 14.3MB Superantispyware found at http://superantispyware.com SUPERANTISPYWARE DOWNLOAD ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED http://superantispyware.com YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO YOU WILL SEE: SuperAntiSpyware.com- (AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware) CLICK 1.LOOK FOR BIG BLUE BOX ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK 2. NEXT PAGE SCROLL DOWN, AGAIN LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE BOX SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS - CLICK Next page opens and again click the blue box that says download FREE version home users. 3. NEXT PAGE DOWNLOAD SHOULD START AUTOMATICALLY (6.16MB), Version: 4.15.1000 ****NOTE (if it doesn’t start at once look at the top of the page for a light yellow bar, its basically a security bar, click and choose allow, it usually has to do with Active X) If still does not open look on the page under the words Download progress: If the download does not begin shortly please (click here is in blue) Click it 4. DO SO AND A BOX OPENS, SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE And finally go to this web site for this program to clean up your internet history, cookies, browser history, recycle bin, IE Explorer, etc all the boxes can be preset and basically in 4 steps you can clean computer. It does so well that disc clean usually only will find 32-100MB after its done http://www.snapfiles.com go to the freeware section, look for Internet Cleanup, then look for the software called IE Privacy Keeper IE PRIVACY KEEPER DOWNLOAD WHEN YOU TYPE www.snapfiles.com IN YOUR YAHOO OR GOOGLE SEARCH BOX THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE WHEN IT OPENS Snapfiles - software reviews, download freeware and trial programs - CLICK 1. WHEN THE PAGE OPENS LOOK FOR A TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT SAYS FREEWARE - CLICK 2. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN AND FIND INTERNET CLEANUP TOOLS - CLICK 3. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN TILL YOU SEE THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE LIKE ABOUT THE 14TH ONE DOWN - CLICK THE BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON FILE SIZE IS 1128kb 4. NEXT PAGE OPENS IF DOWNLOAD DOESN’T START LOOK FOR A LIGHT YELLOW BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW TO OPEN, USUALLY HAS TO DO WITH ACTIVE X ***NOTE If for some reason still doesn’t start click the blue words click here they are in the middle of the page in tan box. 5. WHEN THE BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE. Last but not least do Defrag at least 2-4 times in a row even if program says not needed, as XP Defrag program isn’t the best and needs to be run more often. GLARY UTILITIES DOWNLOAD GO TO www.pcworld.com 1. WHEN PAGE OPENS , LOOK AT THE TOP OF PAGE WHERE IT SAYS DOWNLOADS CLICK 2. NOW TYPE IN THE SEARCH (blue) BOX - REGISTRY REPAIR PROGRAMS - CLICK AND GO 3. LIST WILL OPEN, SELECT THE HALF WAY DOWN PAGE WITH GREEN ARROW - GLARY REGISTRY REPAIR (ITS FREE) CLICK IT 4.. NEXT PAGE, YOU WILL SEE A RED ARROW AND DOWNLOAD NOW IN BLUE WORDS - CLICK 1.30MB 5.. NEXT PAGE BLUE BOX DOWNLOAD FREE REGISTRY REPAIR NOW- YOU CAN CLICK HERE BUT REAL SLOW (works on 98, XP, ME, 2000, 2003, Vista) just not 64 bit supported 6.. For a faster download click where it says - mirror here 7.. NEXT PAGE IF IT DOES NOT START IN 5 SEC LOOK FOR A SECURITY BAR, WHICH IS LIGHT YELLOW AT TOP OF PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW IF FOR SOME REASON IT STILL DOESN’T USE THIS OPTION: LOOK FOR THE LINE THAT READS CLICK HERE IF IT DOES NOT 8.. BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR TO MY DOCUMENTS AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE or to http://www.snapfiles.com and to their freeware section to find other software also. (can only run one virus program at a time on a PC but you may have as many spyware programs as you wish as long as you run only one at a time, and only one firewall) A GREAT FREE ONE IS ZONE ALARM FOUND AT www.snapfiles.com under the freeware section, personal firewalls. Another little great tool for you is go to Google or Yahoo : One of the best pieces of FREE software there is today that will show you what is on your computer is known as: Belarc once it is downloaded you simply run and time you wish to see what is installed on your PC, from OS to Model, hardware, software, hot fix’s and the Keys to software on PC. This makes it a valuable program in that you can run it every so often and print off and save for you keys if for no other reason. *** Note: It is wise to only run one virus program at a one time but run as many spyware as you like, only run them one at a time, other wise they will conflict with each other, it is good to have more than one as each will find some thing the other did not. Unistall any other program as they may conflict such as Norton,MacAfee etc. The only one this list that runs in safemode F8 is AVG anti-spyware, which does work great in safemode. Also wise thing to do is to run the virus & spyware program once without internet connection and then again with internet, as some times the virus will try to block program other wise when internet is running. This list has been drawn up by me and designed by me and is not copyed from anywhere as it has been suggested, please feel free to use as much as you like, and I hope it helps in some way. G_tech XP MSCONFIG (RESETTING START UP ORDER) 1. START 2. RUN 3.TYPE IN - msconfig 4. WHEN THE BOX COMES UP CLICK THE START UP TAB 5. THESE ARE THE PROGRAM THAT ARE ALL TRYING TO OPEN WHEN PC FIRST COMES ON 6. YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF ITEMS WITH BOXES WITH CHECK MARKS IN THEM, IN GENERAL THE ONLY ONES YOU NEED ARE: THE ONES FOR VIRUS & SPYWARE PROGRAMS SUCH AS AVG, SPYBOT ETC. *** If this a laptop turn a few items at a time off, you have to be a little more careful as you need touchpad, monitor etc. by default xp will not let you turn off any thing that will harm PC, it will come right back on. 7. CLICK APPLY AND OK AND THEN COMPUTER WILL REBOOT AND A MESSAGE WILL TELL ABOUT THE FACT YOU HAVE RESET MSCONFIG, JUST PUT CHECK MARK IN THE BOX AND CLICK OK AND YOUR DONE. THIS WILL SPEED UP HOW FAST YOUR COMPUTER BOOTS UP! **** If for some reason there’s a problem and you need to turn ever thing back on just go back to run- msconfig- startup-enable all- apply and ok System will reboot and see#7above and your back to normal. ^^^^ If you see a box with a check mark in it but basically a blank area following where it should tell you name of software (this is spy ware) uncheck box and remove with other item in #6. (if you need for Vista let me know)
  • I use Avira.
  • i use to use avg..but,avg has so many false postitives is pathetic... i now use mcafee security center..its free..And if just open up a aol email,then u can download it for free and will never pay for it..it is free..it warns u before u get anything installed on your computer,And it warns u when A program trys to change anything on your computer.. try it..
  • I used to use AVG but it wouldn't download properly on my new computer so I used Avast. I liked Avast so much better that I took AVG off all 4 of my computers and replaced it with Avast.
  • I use AVG :D
  • iam using eset nod32. this is the best antivirus i think. it will not allow the virus file to copy, open and write.if u want this antivirus go to this link http://www.filehippo.com/download_nod32/
  • On my tower I have ClamWin... downloaded from www.clamwin.org , on my laptop I don't have one because I run linux (one of the advantages of linux)
  • Avira Antivir personal free edition!
  • i use kaspersky internet security 7.0 ,and never receive any viruses ,you need authorized licence whitch you can download in the internet for free use.
  • I use avast. Seems to work for me.
  • I use XoftspySE it has a great data base updated often. I mean look at some of these stats and compair it to others. XoftSpySE detects and perfectly removes over 225,000 harmful, dangerous and likely unwanted applications. Detections include Adware, Spyware, Trojans, Worms, hijackers, toolbars, Keyloggers and many of the most prevalent and annoying viruses. http://www.antispywaremechanic.com
  • i am using AVG free
  • 1. AVG 2. KasperSky 2009. (it's commercial but I used the decoded version lol) ================================= With the fast development of network, the network issues such as viruses, attacks, hacks are increasing day by day. So network monitor and analysis is becoming more and more necessary nowadays. If you are interested in PACKET SNIFFER, I'd like to share it with you. All at http://www.etherlook.com
  • I use Avira...and it is way better than AVG. Check out www.cnet.com for ratings and comparisons.
  • My updated stock answer ... Computer exploits do not always enter your system as corrupt email attachments or as compromised software. Many exploits are quietly downloaded and installed without your knowledge. Your system security can be breached simply by visiting otherwise “safe” websites that had been hacked by cyber-criminals. Once these threats are installed on your system, they can be remotely monitored and controlled by cyber-criminals using other compromised systems (remote “Zombie” servers). This manner of criminal social engineering surrenders complete control of your system to the cyber-criminal. Among other things, exploits can copy themselves into your operating system folders (replacing legitimate files), alter your Startup routines (for self-preservation), hijack the functionality of your browser (to track or direct your use), and deliver your every keystroke to criminals (including credit card information and account passwords). Well-engineered exploits will recognize and defeat most common anti-virus or anti-spyware applications that you have installed -- giving you the impression that you are still "safe". YOU ARE NOT! Before you begin any removals or repairs, DISABLE “SYSTEM RESTORE” to prevent automatic re-infection when you reboot. You may also need to remove any previously installed anti-virus, anti-spyware, and registry cleaning applications that you are currently using as they may be compromised or corrupted. Some will require special tools, such as The Norton Removal Tool, available from my Internet Security page. Other product-specific removal tools may be required. Please use them before installing any replacement anti-threat software or reinstalling damaged applications. Furthermore, there are many virus and Trojan removal tools on my Security page, including the incomparable HiJackThis! HJT! is an advanced tool that must NOT be used by novice users without direct supervision by an experienced user (please see warning below). If you are having difficulty running any of the online scans from my Internet Security page, this may be an indication that your system is compromised. Please reboot in Safe Mode and try the scans again. Once you have run at least THREE DIFFERENT online anti-threat scans to determine that your system is clear of all threats, you may re-enable System Restore. Otherwise, leave System Restore disabled until your system has been cleared of all threats. Begin with an online Windows Live Safety Scan (recommended), BitDefender, AVG/Ewido, Kaspersky, or Panda ActiveScan, among the many online threat scanners from my Internet Security page ... http://SecorConsulting.net/pages/security.html One or more of the scan may identify the exploit by name. Write them down! You may have to search the internet of a specific solution. Often, the scans will remove the more common threats. Next, install Prevx CSI, a FREE quick boot-time security check that identifies many common threats ... http://www.prevx.com/ Another excellent FREE tool is PC Tools’ ThreatFire (http://www.threatfire.com/). NOTE: If you DO NOT intend to install more than one anti-threat application, I urge you to install ThreatFire to supplement the protection of your primary anti-virus application. Now that we have begun to secure your system, lets improve your housekeeping. Download Piriform’s Crap Cleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) for general system housekeeping tasks. Un-check the Yahoo toolbar option during installation. Immediately check for Updates before running your first analysis and cleaning all drives of temp files. Follow your file cleanup with a Registry scan and fix to remove extraneous junk. A good schedule to maintain would be to clean out temp files daily, check the registry weekly, and check for updates monthly. Optionally, you may download Piriform’s Defraggler (http://www.defraggler.com/) to defragment your hard drives. To maintain optimal system performance, defragment your drives (or individual files) often. Crap Cleaner and Defraggler are rock-solid utilities that are FREE for personal use. I use them religiously. Next, sownload and install SpywareBlaster to protect your browser and HOSTS file from exploitation. SpywareBlaster is another excellent FREE utility. Check for updates, then "protect all". Please update monthly ... http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/ If you REALLY want a truly secure HOSTS file, I recommend AbelhaDigial’s HostMan (http://www.abelhadigital.com/) – please install the last non-beta release.. This automates and monitors the popular http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm source file. I recommend that you frequently update your HOSTS file to block communications with many known parasites, the most annoying pay-per-click ads, and hijacker sites. This will harden your system against threats as well as many popular anti-spyware applications. It will open your eyes. LET ME MAKE ONE THING ABUNDANTLY CLEAR. THERE IS NO "BEST" ANTI-THREAT APPLICATION THAT IS 100% INFALLIBLE! ZERO, ZIP, ZILCH, NADA, NONE! This should help convince the brain-dead bone-heads out there. Click on VirusTotal statistics (http://www.virustotal.com/estadisticas.html) and view the “Failures In Detection (Last 24 Hours)” donut. You will notice that NEARLY ALL of tens of thousands of suspect files will go undetected by at least one of the thirty most popular anti-threat applications! That should be unsettling to everyone. Clearly, there are no "silver bullets" anywhere on the horizon. Any software publisher that claims otherwise is a outright LIAR! Now that you are motivated, please install one of the following anti-threat applications. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses, but they are all among the best available. Check for updates immediately after installation and update frequently thereafter (daily is preferred) Avast! - http://www.avast.com/ AVG - http://www.grisoft.com/ (anti-virus AND ewido anti-spyware) Avira - http://www.avira.com/ BitDefender – http://www.bitdefender.com/ CA Antivirus - http://www.ca.com/ F-Secure - http://www.f-secure.com/ Kaspersky - http://usa.kaspersky.com/ NOD32 - http://www.eset.com/ Norman – http://www.norman.com/ (definitely NOT Norton!) Panda Antivirus - http://www.pandasoftware.com Prevx – http://www.prevx.com/ Sophos - http://www.sophos.com/ TrendMicro - http://www.trendmicro.com/ Windows Live OneCare - http://onecare.live.com/ Mpst of these anti-threat application developers offer FREE or trial software, and many will "play well together", should you intend to install more than one anti-threat tool (recommended). At the very least, install ThreatFire as a secondary anti-threat mechanism. To protect your browser form future hijackings please install ... XPL/AVG LinkScanner ... http://www.explabs.com/downloads/ or McAfee SiteAdvisor ... http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ie.html The XPL LinkScanner is now a part of the commercial AVG package. If you have an IT background you will find HiJackThis! from my Security page an invaluable tool to track down and remove stubborn malware. Use the convenient online analyzer or upload your HJT! log to any appropriate HJT! forum for assistance. CAUTION: If you do not know your way around the Windows operating system, please do not attempt to use HJT! You may render your system unusable! Now let’s alter your other unsafe Internet practices. Change your mail reader (e.g., Outlook) to accept only plain ASCII text emails and never open attachments from unknown sources (and most known sources). Avoid ALL file/music/video sharing sites. Maintain a very small IM community (if you must), and become realistically “paranoid”. Indeed, “THEY” are out to get you! Make certain that your Windows firewall (or other software firewall) is active and FULLY STEALTHED. Remember that a "closed" port is every bit as visible to the outside world as an "open" port. Only “stealth” ports are invisible. I prefer using both hardware and software firewalls. Here are a few good software firewalls … Ashampoo Firewall http://www2.ashampoo.com/webcache/html/1/product_2_0050__.htm Comodo Firewall http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/index.html Jetico Firewall http://www.jetico.com/jpf2.htm Kerio Winroute Firewall http://www.kerio.com/kwf_home.html OnlineArmor Firewall http://www.online-armor.com/downloads.html Outpost Firewall http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpostfree/ PortsLock Firewall http://www.devicelock.com/pl/download.html Sunbelt Kerio Firewall http://www.sunbelt-software.com/Home-Home-Office/Sunbelt-Personal-Firewall/ ZoneAlarm Firewall http://www.zonealarm.com/store/content/catalog/products/sku_list_za.jsp WITHOUT EXCEPTION, avoid the use of ALL "no name" anti-threat and registry cleaning applications. ROGUE APPLICATIONS CAN AND WILL COMPROMISE YOUR SYSTEM! All those who are careless and harbor any manner of threat (due their lack of diligence or general apathy) should include themselves as part of the problem. They are a public menace. If you know anyone that fits this description, please avoid all contact with these morons. They are a threat to your system. Please forward this document (or a link) to these pathetic souls. You have my permission to add them to your IM again, as soon as they reduce their threat level. The best of luck in fighting the good fight! My Internet Security page ... http://SecorConsulting.net/pages/security.html My ID Theft page ... http://SecorConsulting.net/pages/identity.html My XP security “hardening” page (there is no Vista direct equivalency at this time)... http://SecorConsutling.net/pages/benchmark.html
  • I use them all, this is the only way I can keep a good record of my virus archive which is over 100,000+ at this time. Most scanner cannot scan the entire list without problems. If I had to pick one, it would probably be trendmicro antivirus as a good all around virus/malware scanner. P.S. Don't ask me for any viruses, I don't share them.
  • Free doesn't mean, its the best. There are many antivirus products on the market and I have tested most of them. I don't like norton or symantec, f-secure is ok, trendmicro's pretty good too. They all have the good and the bad; Microsoft now offers free antivirus, which was paid before, but no one was buying it and more computer are getting infected on a regular basis so they removed the pay-stub. I have not tried this one, but some say it is ok? I will not suggest a product unless I have tried it.
  • hi avg but don't likit
  • I don't use a free anti virus.
  • avast!, and a good alternative would be Avira. Important: do NOT use more than one AV at the same time. They might conflict with each other, and/or make your computer unnecessarily slower. avast! - http://www.avast.com Avira - http://www.free-av.com
  • I dont use a FREE Anti-Virus, i use Nod32 which is a paid for product. However if i had to choose between all of the FREE Anti-Virus softwares then i would choose Avast. It's detection rates are high and provides real time protection which you would normally get from PAID for products.
  • I use AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - trusted by 80 million users Antivirus and Antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free NEW! LinkScanner Active Surf-Shield checks web pages for threats at the only time that matters Award-winning antivirus and antispyware Real-time safe internet surfing and searching Quality proven by 80 million of users Easy to download, install and use Protection against viruses and spyware Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is only available for single computer use for home and non commercial use. You can download it http://www.brothersoft.com/avg-anti-virus-free-edition-60620.html Hope can help you
  • COMODO Free Internet Security: http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html
  • why do you want to know?
  • I don't use any free anti-virus products. Running Linux I haven't even seen a virus in over 10 years.
  • Mcfee.
  • OK,AS FAR AS MY CONCERN ,I THINK IF THE ANTI VIRUS SOFTWARE IS NOT UPDATED THAN ITS NOT MUCH BETTER THAN A GARBAGE.IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR FREE + GOOD ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM ALWAYS CHECK WHETHER ITS HAVING LATEST VIRUS DEFINATIONS + PROPER UPDATING FACILITIES IN FREE VERSION. I SUGGEST YOU "AVAST ANTIVIRUS ". IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BEST BUT WITH TRIAL VERSION I LL SUGGEST BITDEFENDER OR KASPERSKY .
  • I am using Avg anti virus,it is best for every one..
  • Sometimes free is not always the best route, but you should be able to find some good products out there in the 50-80$ range too. Regardless, the most important thing is to use a security product that includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and firewall. Make sure to run and install Windows update every second Tuesday of the month. Patch *all* other applications as well such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash, Itunes, Quicktime and Realplayer.
  • I am using Avg anti virus security software.. It is best for all and its free.
  • Norton
  • Avast and a-squared.
  • NOD32.
  • Avast. Its great.
  • I am using Avg anti virus security software,as it good working on my computer,so i can say that it is best security software for all person.
  • Hello. Hope you are fine. AVG Thank you.
  • Avast Home Edition. Avast has loads of features, and it has no restrictiosn to how u use it. Avast has these features: Standard Shield — Real-time protection against viruses and other malware threats. M shield — Instant Messaging protection. (Scanning of files transferred through instant messaging applications) P2P shield — P2P protection. Internet Mail — E-mail scanning. Outlook/Exchange — Microsoft Outlook/Exchange scanning. Web Shield — HTTP protection (local transparent proxy). Version 4.8 also allows the blocking of URLs. Script blocker — Professional version only; scans webpages for malicious scripts. Network Shield — Basic protection against well-known network worms. Acts as an Intrusion Detection System. Anti-spyware capabilities Anti-rootkit capabilities Virus Recovery Database (VRDB) — Allows repair of malware infected files. Self-Protection — Prevents malware from terminating avast! processes and damaging avast! files. Automatic incremental updates — Updates of both the program and the virus database which is used to identify potential threats — avast! updates its virus definitions on a regular basis (sometimes multiple updates daily) and this process is automated by default. Audible alarms — Vocal warnings and notices such as "Caution, a virus has been detected!" and "Virus database has been updated." Boot-time scan — Users can schedule a boot-time scan to remove infections that load during Windows startup. Virus Chest — Quarantine; folder where infected files can be stored. The virus chest also stores vital system files to protect them from damage by malware. Users can also add their own files to the virus chest. Once in the chest, a file cannot be executed; double-clicking the file will instead display information about the file. Skinnable user interface Avast is the best FREE one as it has no restrictions, and it has Skins u can download.
  • I used to use Avast, now i use Nod32.
  • Avast, and it works great.+5
  • I don't use a free antivirus. You get what you pay for in this type of progam. I use McAfee. Their customer support is great.
  • I don't risk my data using a free antivirus but I use a free malware scanner from malwarebytes
  • AVG is free and best antivirus software..
  • None. I have a Mac and take backups conscientiously.
  • ive used avg before free
  • All free AV's are pretty much the same and all are second to the paid solutions. If you do internet banking then you can get a paid AV for free from your bank,
  • Avast is the free antivirus which I use.
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