HELP, I need an anti-virus for my laptop!

Philippines
December 18, 2008 12:21am CST
I have no anti-virus in my computer. I got some files downloaded to my laptop and then copied the same files to my USB and put the USB to a computer in the internet cafe. When I used the USB in my laptop again, some files were deleted. When I checked my USB for viruses, it shocked me for all files were "infected" with viruses. I'm afraid my laptop also has a virus. Anyone can help me where to get a free anti-virus? What is the most effective anti-virus? Thanks.
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@Rexdoron (345)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 08
I have went through the responses, and all of them have a good idea. There are many anti-virus program but there is no "The Best Anti-Virus Program". If you have the money, you can buy anti-virus program, but if otherwise, you may want to try one of the free edition of anti-virus. For that, I suggest AVG free edition, it works well on my laptop. Not just that, I have read many review on AVG free edition, and many people claimed, for a free edition, AVG is working great. Again, there is no "The Best Anti-Virus Program". So, you may want to install two anti-virus. As for me, I use AVG anti-virus free edition plus, I also use COMODO Internet Security. COMODO Internet Security has both firewall and anti-virus program. I make COMODO as my main anti-virus, where I shut down AVG (through msconfig), and once or twice in a day, I turn AVG on, update it, and scan my whole laptop with AVG. After it done, I turn it off again. This is because some viruses can be detected by some anti-virus program when other cant. Just to let you know, your laptop may have been infected by viruses without you realizing it, so, after you install anti-virus program, the anti-virus may not able to detect the viruses. Especially if the viruses has clarify itself as the administrator of your computer. It happen to me once! So, if I were you, I will format my computer first, then I will install firewall and anti-virus program. Goodluck! Let me know the update. :)
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• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I will be checking that COMODO too. It's my first time to hear it. Thanks.
@Rexdoron (345)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 08
You can go to www.download.com and type "COMODO Internet Security" or you can just type "COMODO". Go through the reviews, it may help you. By the way, you can directly go to www.comodo.com. Goodluck friend!
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
28 Dec 08
I think you should install a good firewall and antivirus. Some good free software are available at download.com.
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I don't have a firewall right now. How do I install it? I have heard it many times but I still don't know about it. Maybe you could explain it to me so I would fully understand it.
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• United States
19 Dec 08
I personally like AVG. I also use LavaSoft's AdAware. Both are free programs. :)
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
My husband's laptop used to ahave AVG anti virus too. Now that it has expired, he also want Avast. . . It's my first time to hear LavaSoft's AdAware. I will be checking that too for future use. Thanks for giving me that information.
• India
19 Dec 08
I think AVG is better I am using that only there are free trials also available in the net of AVG 8 version you can also get updates of it there are also available like NOD 32 you can try.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
thank you for responding. I have decided to use Avast anti virus and for many months now, it's working great. I am glad to have asked from my fellow mylotters what anti virus to use and I was able to weigh things out before deciding on Avast. Have a good day.
@reasco1 (299)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Hello dorisday1971, did you try a system restore to get ride of your viruse in your PC? You can set your PC to a previous state and your systems should be fine if not reformat your PC. I see that you already have some decent advise on viruse pertection. Good Luck.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
Thank you for your giving time to give me some advice. Right now, I am having a good time with my computer using the Avast anti virus.
• United States
19 Dec 08
avg at http://cnet.com - you'll have to search for free downloads once you get to the site.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I am using the Avast anti virus now. Thanks for giving me that information.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
19 Dec 08
I wish that I could help you. I just don't know which would be best. I mean there are so many out there. I hope you find one that works for you though.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I have decided to use Avast and so far, it's great. Thanks for responding.
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
18 Dec 08
We use Avast which is free online. I've used it for years with good results. Mine is set to scan anything coming on my computer, even my email. But you would do good to use another program, called Advanced Windows Care, which is also a free product. It checks everything on your computer, even your registry and fixes it for you. It is good combined with Avast. I love them both.
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Can I use Avast together with another anti virus,, I mean like AVG or nORTON?
• India
18 Dec 08
Come on friend !!! why do u need 2 anti virus softwares? They will just eat into your resources, especially your RAM !!! If you have NORTON, then better not go for the FREE ones Just keep updating it regularly
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Thank you for the information.
• Singapore
18 Dec 08
Try this http://free.avg.com/
• India
18 Dec 08
Hi johny, Welcome to mylot Even I had given the link to free AVG download too mate ;) Our choices do match ;)
• Singapore
18 Dec 08
I use this myself. I found Norton take up too many of my memory. Touch wood, so far no virus yet :P
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I've never used that one. I do think that Kaspersky is the best one. I used it until they started charging for it and I found Avast.
• India
18 Dec 08
Sure mate I think I cant add a link here but let me try something http://juzmazaaa.com/forummaza/index.php/topic,47.0.html Hope you get this link mate!!! Do tell me if you could download it
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Thanks, I have to check that link.
• India
18 Dec 08
Do that mate!!! And dont worry, that link is posted by myself in that FORUM ;) I assure you that download link is safe It is feom the Cnet download servers!
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
thanks.
@Kumaresan (450)
• Malaysia
18 Dec 08
hello there friend... i suggest you to try kaspersky internet security... it's the best anti-virus ever... it scans and detects every virus in your computer... it also actively monitors your computer in real-time to prevent any virus getting into your computer... it doesn't take a lot of RAM and computer loads so it's really perfect anti-virus solution for you... another good anti-virus is NOD32's ESET smart security... this anti-virus also good it the scanning and protecting terms... try it both... then you can determine which is best for your computer...
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Many of the internet cafes use NOD 32. Is there a free or trial version of it too?
• Malaysia
18 Dec 08
i think both are available to download... try it...
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
i tried kaspersky in my desktop but some of the viruses cannot be cleaned by it. Thanks.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
30 Dec 08
[i]Hello dorisday1971, I am using avast free anti-virus. I used Norton and AVG before I switched to avast. My problem with Norton and AVG is the file to update the virus signature are large and because of my dialup connections, it will take several minutes before it is updated. I also still get some virus though. I been using avast for six months and it seems to be working fine. Update is just a few minutes and it is done on the background while you are surfing the internet. I also don't need to run it weekly. Once you plugin in something or download something, it automatically scan. I think I only run it once when I just installed it and now it just set there checking your computer. Why don't you try it, it is free for home user. Regards.[/i]
• Philippines
17 Mar 09
I am also now using Avast anti virus and so far, it's working fine. This anti virus didn't affected the speed of my computer as well as my internet connection even when I was using dial up before.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 09
[i]Me too. My computer has been infected by a virus since I installed it. It can even detect virus on USB devices that my children bring from their school. It is a good anti-virus and it is free. Regards.[/i]
• India
18 Dec 08
y3ah go to safe mode and enable ur hidden files and then delete the virus from teh drive or take it to someone's computer which is really secure like mine! happy lottin n have a nice day
• Philippines
21 Dec 08
Thanks. I may not be able to do it for I am not that techie (hehehe) but I may do it with the help of a more computer literate than I am.
• India
21 Dec 08
good luck then! :D
@23uday (2998)
• India
19 Dec 08
Hi frnds, the best anti virus for not only laptop but any computer is avast,avg anti virus software.Both anti virus software were good and cleans all infected files from the computer. good one.
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
thanks. I'm considering avast too.
@VE3IYB (209)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
Avira Anti-Virus works the best for a free anti-virus scanner.
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
thanks.
@dunha88 (13)
• Brazil
18 Dec 08
I use Avira Antivir and it's great, detected even a keylogger on my PC You can download at http://www.free-av.com/en/download/index.html
• Philippines
20 Dec 08
Will check it. thanks.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Hi sorry that you got a viruses I hate viruses but anyway I only have a desk top computer right now, so I'm not sure if the antivirus product I'm using will work for a laptop, but the one I use is AVG free its not as good as AVGS full version but it still works pretty good I hope that maybe this helps, and if not maybe some of the other mylotters will have some good info for you. good luck and happy posting.
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Thanks for the comment.
@aakay4u (799)
• India
18 Dec 08
I download the free version of avast every 60 days.it works fine for me.in my 10 years of internet life,this is the best i have encountered.since past one year have it on my laptop,reloading every 2 months.happy mylotting.
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I hope Avast will work well for me too. thanks.
@stejhas (209)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Use AVAST! This FREE software was actually suggested by my internet provider... there are 2 free downloads you need... the 'cleaner' and the antivirus 'home'... The only thing my internet provider stressed prior to dowloading the software is that I uninstall my old antivirus software (which was norton). I have had no problems with AVAST and am very happy!
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
I'm considering it now. Thanks. i hope it will work for me.
@jepoiysh (29)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
try this website www.filehippo.com get a free avg there.. that was so great..
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
will be visiting your site. thanks.