Freeware Anitvirus

@jamuls (530)
Philippines
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?
13 responses
@cadguy08 (1227)
• Canada
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 !!
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@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
i had used it before. but didn't notice if it helps at all. that is i stopped using. actually i forgot what is that for anyways i don't think it is anti virus. i think it is more to delete cookies
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@cadguy08 (1227)
• Canada
2 Aug 10
Hi hotsummer, What's that you are saying about? sorry didn't get itmaybe the CCleaner yap its for cleaning cookies and more files that are not neededor temporary files. But the two programs are for malware and virus protection.
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@jamuls (530)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
im using Avira right now but i doubt this can really protect me. i'll try this Malwarebytes and see. about CCleaner, it's a very helpful program. :) thanks for the tip!
• Philippines
1 Aug 10
If you want a free and yet reliable AV go for Avast or Panda's Cloud Antivirus. As well as MalwareBytes. I personally run both Cloud AV and Malwarebytes.
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@jamuls (530)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
i will try this Malwarebytes. thanks!
@Neo333X (171)
• Romania
4 Aug 10
Yes! they are.I use Microsoft Security Essentials which is great and also free, no false positives either.No problem at all.I'm satisfied.
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@hernel (6)
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.
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@damned_dle (3944)
• Philippines
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.
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• India
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.
• China
2 Aug 10
kaspersky is the best antivirus today.
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@grayxenon (1306)
• Philippines
2 Aug 10
fairly safe as long as its definitions is updated on a regular basis, and you also surf internet sites that are safe and download files with verified contents.
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@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
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.
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• 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
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@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
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.
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@Crog81 (9)
• United States
2 Aug 10
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• Mexico
2 Aug 10
http://Avast.com Its free and actuly works. It is highly recommended with people and me. You can purchase packages but the FREE works just as good. All you have to do is register the free copy and done.