August 1, 2010 3:23pm CST
are these really safe? i've been using these freewares ever since my licensed Anti-virus expired. so far, my system's all good but but i can't stop worrying if these programs are really working. my desktop before died because of there worms that got through so i'm a little paranoid. any thoughts about this? can you guys tell me what's best antivirus today?
1 Aug 10
My advised is when you have antivirus in your computer you usually add more flavor to your computer for depends such as Malwarebytes the best in the web which is free and Glary's Utilities thatis free also. These two are my depends against viruses roaming around the web, I usually run them every day so with antivirus program such as Avira , Comodo security- just it makes annoying pop ups all the time, Avast,AVG ( all them are free and good program). There's one more CCleaner a good free program also. Glary's Utitities have this hard disk check that I usually run for safer registry error, so try those programs for better surfing and computing, enjoy !!
3 Aug 10
I'm currently using a Kaspersky Free Trial after my system has been reformatted due to system crash. Things worked well as it used to be but if you want to make sure, you have to acquire license no matter what kind of anti virus you have to ensure safety and protection to your computer. Nevertheless, you can buy a Macintosh unit if you want to have a virus-free computer.
2 Aug 10
Use an anti virus (idk why no one is recommending avg?) AND malwarebytes. Yes both of them. It will not cause any conflict. But if you can find a way to get a paid version (pro) of malware, then it will be much better, because it will protect you in real time.
2 Aug 10
it all depend upon the type of antivirus you use. some of the antivirus which are freeware doesnot contain some features which protect our pc. so necessary actions must be taken in preventing virus. Keep updating antivirus which will be effective. for better performance use licensed versions.
2 Aug 10
I used to use Anti avira and still using CCleaner.CCleaner is good and still works good with windows i really clean the registery and other ununsed files in the pc. While avira is so so only and will only protect normal virus and stuffs.I still recommend karpersky if u intend to invest in a good antivirus.
• United States
2 Aug 10
My husband and I used AVG on the last three computers. The last three computers were hacked and got trojan horses left and right. AVG was not doing a good job for us. We tried a Japanese antivirus called Rising and our system is doing a lot better this time around. We got Rising free from download.com
2 Aug 10
If you want to remain paranoid give Comodo Internet Security a thorough try. I prefer CIS because it gives a user a lot of control over what is allowed or blocked. I set mine to Paranoid Mode. This results in getting pop-ups asking me on what the next action should be. This is a hassle, but it is worth it. For example I have even blocked trusted software from connecting home. Granted that we may need some time to familiarise with CIS but not because it is hard to understand. The options that it offers are numerous. In a ProActive Challenge carried out by the Difinex Group, CIS obtained a 100% score. I use CIS with SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes.