Any good but FREE antivirus

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Qal, Oct 4, 2003.

  1. Qal

    Qal Guest

    Does anyone know of a FREE and EFFECTIVE anti virus
    software I can use? Thanks
     
    Qal, Oct 4, 2003
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    YoKenny Guest

    AVG from Grisoft.
    http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php
     
    YoKenny, Oct 4, 2003
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    David Guest

    Also, try Anti Vir 6.0 from http://www.free-av.com/. Quality "Made in
    Germany".... And a good bulletin board for troubleshooting, info sharing,
    etc.
     
    David, Oct 5, 2003
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    TIMTOM Guest

    Free AV's
    AVG [www.grisoft.com ] is a good AV and less memory consuming too.....better
    than many of the paidwares....No support is available for free edition. Now
    it has got smaller virus updates size too.
    AVAST Home Edition v 4.0 [www.avast.com] is also another good AV.[requires
    free registration no, chek on website ] and has more features than AVG .
    For dialup users or It is a install & forget type AV... detects internet
    connection automatically and Automatic updates without user
    interference,boot time scanner ,universal mail scanner, P2P softwares
    scanner, Messenger files
    scan, good support [even for free home edition ]..[chek features on website]
    Continuously updated also .. But may seem a little bit slow [ minor
    difference ] than AVG on Pc's having P3 500 mhz ,128mb ram....
    So if you are having a ram crunch , i would suggest to go for AVG., else for
    AVAST.....
    BOTH , are good AV'S security wise......But convenience wise and also
    features wise , i
    would Prefer AVAST.

    Regards
    TIMTOM.
     
    TIMTOM, Oct 5, 2003
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    RG Guest

    I like AVG it seems to work well and has "caught" several viruses that
    have been email to me.
    http://www.besafeonthenet.com/virus/virussoftware.htm has a few other
    free ones listed.
     
    RG, Oct 7, 2003
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    S. Pidgorny Guest

    Where there's no AV in place, I generally use free online antivirus like one
    at http://security.symantec.com
     
    S. Pidgorny, Oct 7, 2003
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