best free antivirus
by FELIX203 - 6/3/05 6:05 PM
whats the best free antivirus out there.im wondering i hav this computer just to play with but i want it secure and dont want to pay anything.
by: FELIX203 June 3, 2005 6:05 PM PDT
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I love AVG from steve griswald, it finds and protects and was easy to sey up. It recently has had some problems but I think that is my fault.
I also use Microsofts beta version that they got from Giant it is faster and very effective.
I have SpyBot, CWShredder, AdAvance (sp) and Scootty still on my machine because they work.
I was invade by a side bar ad for one that did more damage then good recently. I put one on that put a big G in my tool bar that slowed everything down and was not worth it.
AVG and avast are the 2 most popular
ones in here plus you need adware/spyware protection not to mention a firewall. Here are some of the recommended adware/spware programs that are free.
Spybot S&D (download, check for updates, read the tutorial and scan often, it also does some blocking)
SpywareBlaster (a blocker only, download it, check for updates, enable it and leave it alone except for checking for updates occasionally)
SpywareGuard (similiar to SpywareBlaster but works in a different way and does not update as often for that reason).
Ad-Aware SE (a scanner, download, check for updates, read the directions and scan.
cwshredder (stand alone unit)(another small scanner for certain things, ALL other windows should be closed)
(NT) (NT) I use AVG but I like the way Avast talks to you!
I like anti-vir I have tried all the other free ones and I find anti-vir personal edition is the best for me I have never had any major problems using it an its very easy to use.
I agree, it is neat to have Avast tell me that the database has been updated. AVG, however, has a scheduler that Avast seems to lack, which allows you to have your system checked automatically without user input needed. I realize that Avast can be added to the task scheduler in Windows, but in the versions I used, I could not find how to complete an unattended virus check.
Best free anti-virus app
These days by far the best free anti-virus app is Anti-vir. http://www.free-av.de/ Check it out I am sure you will like it very much.
I use AVG, I have rarely ever had a virus that it can't handle and I do virus removal testing for Toms Hardware, It detects almost all viruses and removes the most, It evens outperforms VET and Mcaffee in some tests
combine this with Spybot Search & Destory and you've got your computer covered
Can you provide a link ...
To some reviews you have written or posted at Tom's Hardware please?
Who in Hades...
Who the HELL CARES about any link to "Toms Hardware", some place I dare say MOST OF US have NEVER HEARD of?
With all due respect, Jake.
I post there often ...
And do a lot of software help in the forums ... I'm curious to see the reviews he has written or posted ... if you're disinterested, that's your business, ok.
If you like hardware ...
here's a link to the main site ... it's one of the best hardware sites on the web:
When Marianna AND Proffitt say the same, I'm on board.
The best free anti-virus has got to be Avast4 from www.avast.com. It has many features such as webfilter, email scanner, and realtime protection.
AVG is by far the easiest to use and configure and the least troublesome of the freebies. Others like Avast, as good as they are, can at times be quirky and lockup.
best free antivirus Has to be AVG.
AVG. BY GRISOFT.COM
Check out these comparatives ...
AV Comparatives has an interesting web site:
Their Anti-Virus Comparative February 2005 chart is interesting.
Plenty to read here William
Best free Antivirus
This used to be the best__Gladiator;but the designer took a job with another antivirus designer under condition that he cease and desist Gladiator distribution.Although AVG7 is extremely good and free the paid version is better and at par with 'NOD'and Panda and Kaspersky all three of which more than hold their own against Norton and McAffee and 'The Cleaner'I have tried them all;if you keep AVG6-or-7 updated at least every second day and try others as a backup scan 9while AVG is temporarily disabled),you will be well protected.Download the latest AdAware which also recognizes Trojans and worms.For added help go to 'VelociWare for their 'Perfect Process' program.For those who have a little money to spare try'Shadow User':whatever you do on the computer during a session you can choose what to keep and everything else such as downloads ,bad settings,hacks,viruses,trojans,worms,adware,spyware,BHO's and anything else you're not 100% sure of keeping disappears with a reboot;including registry entries or changes.
Does Avg have real time protection?
My free Avg starts when I turn on the computer, but it isn't docked in the task bar in the lower right. It runs a scan every day at 8am if my computer is on at that time. I don't know if I have real time protection or not. If not, how would I set it up?
is to scan files in real time. So, assuming you have a fully colored logo in your system tray that means all functions for AVG are turned on. If you have any function turned off the icon turs grey.
If it is grey, open control center and enable any function that is currently disabled. Do that by clicking on that function and clicking "enable" radio button.
Might want to try the new AVG Beta with a firewall included. Free for now.
AVAST, AVG and Zone Alarm running at the same time...
I am running AVAST and AVG at the same time on my computers, including Zone Alarm, without virus and problem for almost 3 years...
My personal opinion would be Avast or AVG, but there are lots of options out there... a good site with some reviews and such is http://www.free-antivirus.ca
the best free AV tool
The 'best' is whichever one successfully removes ANY infection, AND is light on system resources, too. SuperAntiSpyware is the only one that meets both of these criteria:
Sorry, NO, SuperAntispyware Is NOT An Antivirus Program
Antivirus programs find different things that Antispyware programs do. Although there is some detection overlap in the various programs, you'll need them both.. Although SuperAntispyware is a good tool, it also doesn't find many of the traditional virus types.. In fact, if you visit the SuperAntispyware site, you'll not find "viruses" listed in their "Detect And Remove" section.. Specifically, it doesn't remove "ANY infection" as you've indicated.. I use it in my business to cleanup badly infected computers.. A good tool, YES, but it does sometimes miss things which are found by other tools.
In fact, Avast, AVG, and Avira are some of the best detectors of traditional virus/worms/trojans in many tests.. Just an example is the test series in the link below. After accessing the page, click on the "Comparatives" tab in the upper left, then check the test results.:
Another note, it appears like you're SPAMMING these boards.. All of your posts are about SuperAntispyware.. A quick check of their main page shows they are an "antispyware" program NOT and "antivirus" program.
Hope this helps.
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