AV freeware

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Stan H, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Stan H

    Stan H Guest

    What AV freeware would you recommend ? Any suggestions would be
    appreciated.
     
    Stan H, Sep 17, 2009
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  2. Stan H

    1PW Guest

    Avira's AntiVir Personal.

    BUT - what /else/ will you be doing about your system's security?

    What will you do about /all/ other manner of malware? Virus
    protection is only scratching the surface.

    HTH
     
    1PW, Sep 17, 2009
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  3. Stan H

    Massimo Guest

    Avira, as PW said, or Avast, perhaps a little bit more user-friendly
    have free editions and are good.

    Massimo
     
    Massimo, Sep 17, 2009
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  4. Stan H

    Stan H Guest

    We also have Spybot and Ad-aware and we run microsoft's Malicious software
    removal tool once a month. Our Norton 360 will expire in two weeks and we
    were not impressed with it and decided to replace it with a freeware AV.
    Thanks for your reply.
     
    Stan H, Sep 18, 2009
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  5. Right now I am running AntiVir(free version),MBAM(paid version)and
    IObit360(free version). They all seem to play nice together. My system is
    a very old w2k compaq laptop(PII/233mz/160mb) and there is not much drag
    using the above 3 compared to the drag avast pro (by itself) put on it.
     
    What's in a Name?, Sep 19, 2009
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  6. Stan H

    Massimo Guest

    Of Spybot a hear people say: it was good but is not actually one of
    the best anymore. They praise MalwareBytes' AntiMalware [mbam]and
    SuperAntiSpyware [SAS]...

    Massimo
     
    Massimo, Sep 20, 2009
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  7. Stan H

    Andrew Diaz Guest

    Hi Stan,

    This is Andrew Diaz from Norton Outreach.

    I am sorry to hear that your Norton experience has been less than
    ideal. Can you describe the issues you encountered with your
    subscription? I may be able to help resolve any specific technical
    issues you are having.

    If you have not already done so, you might want to check out the latest
    version of Norton 360 – Version 3.0. Your upgrade is free as long as you
    have a valid subscription of the product. To update, please visit the
    Norton Update Center at the link below.

    'Norton Update Center' (http://updatecenter.norton.com/?NUCLANG=en)

    Additionally, our latest product releases – Norton Internet Security
    2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010 – have received some great reviews. Here
    is 'PC Magazine’s review of Norton Internet Security 2010'
    (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2349866,00.asp).

    If you would like to try these products for free, please follow the
    directions below.

    1. Click on the following link to download the Norton Removal Tool:

    'Norton Removal Tool and Instructions' (http://tinyurl.com/yjc5lm)

    2. After you run the tool, please restart your computer. Then log in to
    Windows again and run the removal tool again. Restart your computer
    after it is finished running the second time as well.

    3. Click on one of the links below to download either Norton Internet
    Security 2010 or Norton AntiVirus 2010

    'Free 30 day trial for Norton Internet Security 2010'
    (http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme.jsp?themeid=trialware_nis2010)

    'Free 30 day trial for Norton AntiVirus 2010 '
    (http://www.symantec.com/norton/theme.jsp?themeid=trialware_nav2010)

    Please let me know if you have any questions about our latest products
    or updating your Norton software. Best of luck finding the right
    antivirus product!

    Andrew Diaz
    Norton Outreach
    Symantec Corporation
    'nortonoutreach.com' (http://nortonoutreach.com)
     
    Andrew Diaz, Sep 22, 2009
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  8. Stan H

    Virus Guy Guest

    Looking at the whois info for nortonoutreach.com leads me to believe
    that it's not affiliated with Symantec in any way.

    Very strange.
    ms-os.com?

    Even stranger...
     
    Virus Guy, Sep 23, 2009
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  9. Stan H

    1PW Guest

    Andrew Diaz wrote:

    Snip, snip...
    Wouldn't it be odd if the above IP name traced back to GoDaddy?
     
    1PW, Sep 23, 2009
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  10. Stan H

    Andrew Diaz Guest

    Hi Virus Guy,

    I am indeed employed by Symantec to conduct outreach for new products
    and programs, and yes we did purchase nortonoutreach.com through Go
    Daddy. Norton Outreach is a new initiative to help spread the word
    about safe computing practices and Norton's security tools.

    If you have any questions about our 2010 products, please let me know.

    Best Regards,
    Andrew
    Norton Outreach
    Symantec Corporation
    'nortonoutreach.com' (http://nortonoutreach.com)
     
    Andrew Diaz, Sep 23, 2009
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  11. Stan H

    Greg Melnik Guest

    spyware terminator will take care of the spyware maleware and its also a
    free program
     
    Greg Melnik, Sep 24, 2009
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  12. Stan H

    Greg Melnik Guest

    spyware terminator will take care of the spyware maleware and its also a
    free program

     
    Greg Melnik, Sep 24, 2009
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  13. Stan H

    Greg Melnik Guest

    spyware terminator will take care of the spyware maleware and its also a
    free program
     
    Greg Melnik, Sep 24, 2009
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  14. Stan H

    Greg Melnik Guest

    i will take care of the femaleware lol
     
    Greg Melnik, Sep 24, 2009
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  15. Stan H

    1PW Guest

    Hello Andrew:

    I wondered why the nortonoutreach.com IP address didn't find its way
    directly to a Symantec server. Perhaps Norton Outreach is a
    contracted or completely separate political entity. We have been
    known to be naturally suspicious of newcomers making claims here.

    Unfortunately Norton antimalware products have not ranked well with
    many professionals in these malware newsgroups. Some MS-MVPs would
    even have users "Flatten and Rebuild" rather than try and deal with a
    trouble traced to, or involving, /any/ Norton 360. Our anecdotal
    evidence shows not even the Norton Removal Tool will entirely cleanse
    a damaged system of Norton 360. Pity.

    If that weren't bad enough, you've made the unfortunate mistake of
    making a reference to a recommendation in PC Magazine. That, is the
    kiss of death for many here.

    When Norton (not Symantec) products have earned good marks in Virus
    Bulletin and AV-Comparatives and perhaps others, then it will be time
    to take a serious look at Norton antimalware products again. Please
    believe me when I write that we collectively /do/ hope for that day.

    Presently we have an excellent choice of antimalware products that are
    free. Norton has its work cut out for them.

    Respectfully,
     
    1PW, Sep 24, 2009
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  16. From: "~BD~" <>

    | Interrupting the thread with an OT item (for which I apologise).

    | Andrew, is it possible/feasible for you/your colleagues to check the
    | programmes on this web site hxxp://www.ms-mvp.org/ and advise if they
    | are genuine 'fixes' and/or if they could do harm if folk on newsgroups
    | decide to try them?

    | You may email me if preferred.

    | TIA

    | ==
    | Dave

    The utilities on that website is stolen code you f'n moron !

    Remove-It is malicious and is a conglomeration of intellectual property theft that should
    be avoided.
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 24, 2009
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  17. Stan H

    Andrew Diaz Guest

    Hi 1PW,

    Thank you for the feedback. Please let me know if any questions do come
    up.

    Regards,
    Andrew
     
    Andrew Diaz, Sep 24, 2009
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  18. From: "~BD~" <>




    | Why *should* anyone trust *your* word - you do not respond to my
    | questions about your authenticity, do you?

    That's why you are a f'n moron and troll.

    You give more credence to the untrustworthy than those you should trust.

    It isn't just my word. You have been told this by numerous people over and over. You
    have read numerous threads and you just don't get it.

    And like the troll you are you x-post this to alt.24hoursupport.helpdesk when this was
    NEVER posted there.
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 25, 2009
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  19. Stan H

    Leythos Guest

    You won't find a single reputable person, not a single MVP, not a single
    anti-malware author that will vouch for PCBUTTS1, period.
     
    Leythos, Sep 25, 2009
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  20. Stan H

    Leythos Guest

    You can donate the $10,000 to any mental health group so that they might
    find a way to cure your delusions.

    I have no socks, but you've been stalking me for years - your sig shows
    that.
     
    Leythos, Sep 25, 2009
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