Do you know of any free anti-virus software

@VotreAmie (3037)
United States
March 23, 2007 1:21am CST
I'm looking for a free anti-virus software. Does anyone know of any good one? I use Adware to get rid of some spyware but i have been told that I need to add an anti-virus. Thank you for your help.
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@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
23 Mar 07
I recommend "avg free"!!! I used Norton but avg leaves Norton in it's wake!! haha.. I also use spybot s&d with spyware blaster free!! The 3 together are in my opinion, as I have been using them for about 2 years now, exceptional!! AAAAAAAAAA +++++ rating!
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you very much!
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@decimus785 (1421)
• Aruba
23 Mar 07
Actually,i'm not using any anti virus. I'm only using an anti spyware. If you need a free anti virus you can use "avast anti virus home edition" it's free. http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you!
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• United States
23 Mar 07
I also recommend AVG Anti-Virus by Grisoft. here is a link to the site. http://www.grisoft.com/doc/special-stay-protected-isw-free75cnv/us/crp/0
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• China
23 Mar 07
It depends on your O/S,I always put my important data under the control of Linux O/S. Because the amount of viruses in this operation system is less than that in Windows. I just use Windows to play games.There are many antivirus program free for Linux,such as McaFee
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thanks all for your time. I didn't know there were so many computer specialists here on mylot. Thank you all!
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Well maybe I will look into using Linux in the future but I will have to know how to install it. I'm sure it's not easier to use than windows. It's true that with windows you can get many viruses from the internet if you don't protect well your computer. My computer crashed one day and I'm afraid it will happen again.
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24 Mar 07
i use Avast Anti-virus now!! its amazing...its an intense scanner...that doesnt let the adwares and viruses even peek 2wards ur computer!! i had norton before...but my laptop started becoming slower n slower day by day! it always showed ' no virus,adware on your computer' every tym i performed a scan!! but when i loaded the Avast A-V...it detected 3 adwares...and that too in the windowz file ((it had managed to instal itself there!) imagine the damage tht cud hav happened!! nyway....after that i havnt even looked twice at nortan!! and im very proud of avast!!^_^ try www.computeractive.co.uk u ll get hordes of free softwares from there
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
24 Mar 07
Thanks for answering my question and sharing your link.
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@julaqq (141)
• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I use free AVG antivirus from grisoft. and I also use free AVG antispyware. so far, my PC is working fine and haven't encountered any issues with it. So the AVG antivirus must be good.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I see that a lot of people use AVG. I'm going to give it a try. Thank you all so much.
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@alen0224 (528)
• China
23 Mar 07
Hi all. My anti-virus software is kaspersky 6.0, it works very well with my computer. I downloaded it from internet around 4 months ago, with a free serial number, which can last one year, and it can also update every day with the newest viruses database, but I don't like the sound when it finds a virus and take the deleting action.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you for your answer and have a nice day!
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
AVG Free 7.5 it is FREE it also has a spyware version. Download it on their website.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you!
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@glf1980 (222)
• Italy
23 Mar 07
This is the best, in my opinion: Avast www.avast.com - free - quick and automatic auto update - high detection rate Try it. I use since 2004 and I never had any problem!
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you. I will try it.
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@Fixpcbugs (274)
• India
23 Mar 07
AVG offers both free and commercial versions of it.But i don't like this free stuffs.I think they may be crappy.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you for your answer and have a nice day!
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• India
23 Mar 07
I feel quick heal is a gud one. you should try it. www.quickheal.com/
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you I wil give it a try.
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@kponniah (203)
• Singapore
23 Mar 07
what you need ? just antivirus software or Anitivirus software with firewall be more specific
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you for your time. I was looking for an anti-virus software I didn't know that there are anti-viruses with a firewall. So if that's better please tell me what you use. Thanks again.
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@pitstop (7209)
• India
23 Mar 07
AVG free antivirus - One of the best antivirus around - and its free!
I would recommend 1. AVG free - http://free.grisoft.com/ 2. Avast 3. Nod32 There are plenty of free antivirus programs but these three are the best I think.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you!
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@tyo_line (51)
• Indonesia
23 Mar 07
yup AVG, no matter the version, but the most important you have to always check and download the update of AVG from grisoft.com. just try it.
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you so much.
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• India
23 Mar 07
From the list of the anit virus I know AVG is the only free antivirus software. I would suggest you to download the AVG. I think it is available on www.grisoft.com
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you for your time.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
AVG 7.5 is the best antivirus so far. here's a download link. it's free plus there are also free updates. it does not eat up your memory too http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup/avg75free_446a965.exe
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@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
23 Mar 07
Thank you for your answer.
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• Philippines
26 Sep 07
Hi, if you are looking for a free antivirus software, why not give a try Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Edition. This can be downloaded at their own official website at www.free-av.com I have been using this software for almost two years. Since using it, I have never encountered any problems at all with regards to the overall function of my machine. I am so impressed and satisfied with its performance. It updates regularly and guess what, this can be scheduled at your most convenient time. On the other hand, it is very light on resources and does not use a lot of memory. Hence, it does not slow down your computer. It detects and deletes rootkits, worms, viruses, malwares, etc. Otherwise, it does its jobs pretty well. Have a nice day and God speed!
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@friendship (2085)
• Canada
24 Mar 07
I don't know a free and good anti-virus software. I just want to know people's opinion. That's why I came to this discussion. Thanks for asking this, votreamie.
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
24 Mar 07
That's how we learn! Thank you too.
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