Whats a good FREE anti virus software.. And if not free.. Cheap?

@chubit (122)
December 28, 2009 2:15pm CST
My kaspersky antivirus ran out soon, and instead of updating my subscription I was wondering if there were any other cheaper options? Someone mention avast to me, would you recommend this? Or are there other/better anti virus soft wares out there I should try instead... Do you pay for a good quality and reasonabl sy cheap anti-virus software that perhaps I should try using?
8 responses
@rene12 (797)
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
I would recommend these three antiviruses: Avast It can bust out all kinds of worms that even norton antivirus can't detect. I have used it for years now but because of its thorough scanning it scanning progress is slow. It also blocks websites that attacks computer and blocks downloads when it sees that it is a threat for your computer and this is what I like about it. And it has boot scan that can recover your computer from a serious virus infection upon installation. Avira It is just like avast but has faster scanning time especially for usbs. I sometimes use it with avast so I can scan my usb faster than the other. AVG This antivirus is good but in my experience, since it is free, its guards are off. I don't know if it still like that :D
@rene12 (797)
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
No problem with it. Like you I am really concerned about my files here. I am also into internet browsing so viruses just lurks everywhere. Goodluck in using it :D
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
28 Dec 09
If you go to download.com you can get many free anti virus downloads including McAffee and Norton,which are very good. Some people will tell you the free versions are just as good,some say they are not.My mo has used McAffee and had no problems,the free version.She bought Defender Pro for $20 and it wont download,so shes wasted $20 on it. You can also scan your computer for viruses with Housecall, Norton or many others. I am sure the software you pay for is going to be btetter than the free stuff. It always is!!!
@chubit (122)
28 Dec 09
Kaspersky was good, but not cheap. Its why I'm turning to free versions. I do agree though, when you buy them ,they do normally work better..
@owlwings (39596)
• Cambridge, England
28 Dec 09
I used to use AVG for many years but, since September, I have been using Avast. I made the decision to change because AVG began to prompt me rather more often to upgrade to the paid version and also because Avast was listed in several places as being slightly better than AVG. I don't believe that there is a great deal in it but I have recently had a few warnings of dangerous sites from Avast for which I was grateful.
@chubit (122)
28 Dec 09
Thankyou to the two others who also recommended AVG. I think I will try avast, I've been told its very good. If this falls through I will turn to AVG. Thankyou for your help!
• India
30 Dec 09
wel you can a free anti virus from AVAST.com website they provide you free downloading with 2 months subscription and if you register yourself of that website then they give you free licensee key for 1 year as free of cost .....
@yinmm007 (605)
• China
30 Dec 09
I use 360shadu as my antivirus.It's free forever.And though it's not secure as kasperysky it's enough for our private use.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
Hey there! Try looking for Avast! Home edition. It's a free anti-virus that's very effective. I've been using it for about 3 years already. One of its best features is the Boot-time scan which allows for scans before the operating system starts. This allows for the scanning and cleaning of system files.
@Ford666UK (103)
28 Dec 09
As mentioned before try AVG
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
28 Dec 09
try searching for AVG.