What anti virus to use? Help!

@hcpoirot (1562)
Indonesia
April 30, 2008 10:40am CST
Can anyone help me here? Can you please suggest me the best anti virus to use? I will prefer if its the free one. And I need a cookie cleaner to and anti spyware software. Crusing through all the PTC and GPI sites, makes my laptop crawls with lots of virus etc. Thanks.
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18 responses
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
well I suggest for you to use AVAST HOME Edition for your anti virus, its free you just need to register to get your free license key. For your spyware I suggest spybot search and destroy its good one for blocking unknown registry entry and tracking and removing spyware, malware from your computer. Another is spywareblaster also a free software. Also Install yahoo CA antispy for your browser . All the software that I mentioned is free. Enjoy.
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@tinkerick (1256)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I use Avast at home. Works great on XP and Vista! http://www.avast.com
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Hi jmsmontecillo, thanks so much for your advice. I must try Avast now cause almost everyone suggest me this anti virus. Must be real good. (Not to mention its free ) Thx
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Yup avast here too, I like the audio message every time theres an update, kinda remind me I'am alone.
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
I suggest avira antivir, it has a free version, fast and doesn't consume as much resources as other antivirus programs.
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Thanks navy
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
no prob bro. ;)
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• India
10 May 08
i never suggest a free antivirus better purchase mcafee latest version next use tune up utillites for cleaning ur registry and it also has many features of modifying styles and cleaning hardware hdd errors and much much more im good in computer and believe me i wont give u wrong advice thanx
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
11 May 08
Thx heaven kings, I try to check it later. Good to know we had a member who are good at computer. I am so clueless about it , can only type worlds in it.
@newway64 (343)
• Canada
10 May 08
you can use the free ver of avg or norton antivirus
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
Thx newway :)
@dayath (12)
• Indonesia
8 May 08
i think, u prefer to use AVG. you must not to connect to internet if you want to update it. enjoy with avg.....
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
Thx dayath :)
@gramaj (451)
• United States
2 May 08
I am glad to see so many post that are for Avast. I just bought a new laptop and it has norton. I am removing Norton and I will use Avast. I have it on a couple other computers. Never had spyware unless it is with Avast. I will check on this.
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
Thx gramaj.
@figjam00 (1450)
• India
1 May 08
These days you can't affor to run your PC without a good antivirus. Personally I prefer paid antiviruses becasue they provide with up to date protection with robust security engine. I prefer ESET NOD32 becasue it has powerful heuristic engine combined with very user friendly interface.
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
thx figjam. Now I had so many choices to make.
@cthabrew (65)
• Sri Lanka
1 May 08
im using kaspersky but i also refer avg and antivir
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
Thks cthabrew
• India
1 May 08
i prefer to norton....bcs its block all typ of virus
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
Thks rishabdhiman :)
@pitstop (5396)
• India
1 May 08
As many others have suggested - Grisofts AVG free is probably the best FREE antivirus. Avast also has a good free antivirus software. I'm not too sure about the others.
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
10 May 08
thanks pitstop. :)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I would greatly suggest AVG from lavasoft it is a free download. But for a better program norton anti virus i have been using both and they work very well. :)
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
1 May 08
Thx juggalo.
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I have one very good site for you, hcpoirot! Go to www.cnet.com and register for a free account. There you will have access to many types of freeware downloads. I am now using AVG Anti-virus(free edition), and Adaware Anti-spy(also free). Have a great day!
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
1 May 08
Cool. thanks worldwise.
@amitpuri (457)
• India
30 Apr 08
I am using the AVAST anti virus from more than an year and i hardly found any problem of the virus in my laptop and at the same time i am using the SPYBOT SEARCH AND DESTROY for the spy and it is really working for me without effecting the speed of my laptop as it doesn't take much RAM even as compared to the other one i used. So even now avast is having the new version 4.8 and that is the best and detect all the virus threats keeping your system away from any sort of virus.Make sure the anti virus is updated for the better results and even main advantage is that it automatically get updated every time you are connected to the internet and the new versions and the data bases are installed to keep the program up to date so both are the best to use together for the trojans and the spy.
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Hi amit, thanks for your long explanation. I appreciated it.
• China
30 Apr 08
Suggested you may use Kaspersky and Norton!
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Like dragon above, my Norton already expired and it cost a fortune to buy the subscription. Anyway thanks for the advice.
@dragon54u (31608)
• United States
30 Apr 08
I've been using AVG (lavasoft.com) for six months after my Norton subscription ran out. It's great, doesn't slow down my computer and is excellent protection! I also use Spyware Blaster, Spybot Search & Destroy and AdAware. They're all free, except I think maybe AdAware is charging now. I haven't gotten a virus or anything of the sort for years with those last 3 things, and the AVG is used by many of my friends who could afford to buy antivirus software but prefer AVG. AVG gets the cookies and so does Spybot. You could just empty your temporary files if cookies are your problem.
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@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 08
Hi dargon54u, thanks for your tips, must check it right away :)
@newway64 (343)
• Canada
12 May 08
i use symantec antivirus you can use avg software , free ver be cerfule about virus's
@nishidh (105)
• India
11 May 08
befor i install avg 8.0 i m using kaspsky. this both antiviruse is best for any pc and try to update ur anti virus software. this is the best way to protect your pc
• Philippines
11 May 08
I am using AVG for almost 6 months. it's good and its free to download.