Free Antivirus?

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Author: Atlaskid PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:20 pm    Post subject: Free Antivirus?

On my old PC, I had mcafee antivirus (not just a free trial) for free? Is there any free version of mcafees antivirus, I thoguth it was good.

If not, anyone recommend a mainstream preferably, FREE antivirus?


Author: SidLocation: Kansas PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 11:12 pm    Post subject:
I know that you can get mcaffe for free legally, but might i suggest the following:


I use it on mine, and i know alot of other people use it as well

Author: itechsolutionsLocation: Southern California PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:42 am    Post subject:
AVG Anti Virus is a good free anti-virus program

Author: JamesMorgan PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject:
I use free avast on my netbooks, gaming rips, web servers, and it works brilliantly. Very little false positives, and never really had a virus attack.

Author: SifuMikeLocation: Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:00 pm    Post subject:
AVAST just released their new version, AVAST 6, that offers a sandboxing tool.

Avast's version automatically places programs into a virtualized state when it suspects them of being threats. It walls off suspicious programs, preventing them from potentially damaging your system while allowing them to run. Avast's sandbox allows the program to run, while keeping track of which files are opened, created, or renamed, and what it reads and writes from the Registry. Since permanent changes are virtualized, so when the process terminates itself, the system changes it made will evaporate.

Author: georgec PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:15 pm    Post subject:
Check this comprehensive list and see if these vendors provide free editions -

Author: SifuMikeLocation: Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 5:01 pm    Post subject:
I (as well as MicroSoft, McAfee,Avara, AVGand Symantec) recommend that you DO NOT have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time.

The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encrypt the virus strings within them can cause other anti virus products to cause "false alarms".

It can also lead to a clash as both products fight for access to files which are opened again this is the resident/automatic protection.

In general terms, the two programs may conflict and cause:

1) False Alarms: When the anti virus software tells you that your PC has a virus when it actually doesn't.
2) System Performance Problems: Your system may lock up due to both products attempting to access the same file at the same time.

Author: maggiethomas PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject:
You can try AVG FREE version it's nice one.

Author: SK80 PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject:
I would recommend you following antivirus software:




These are good antivirus software.

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