free antivivirus: avast or avir?
5 Aug 07
Hi tigerdragon. I am using Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Free Edition. It's very light on resources and really gives me satisfaction. If you want some feedbacks, you can visit www.av-comparatives.org. If it's already expired, you can uninstall and reinstall it in their official website. Then, it's free again. Your software will be useless if it's out-of-date, so you need to update this even once in a week or you can prefer to update it regularly if you want. If you're still unsatisfied, you can try another that would really fit your machine. Regards,
6 Aug 07
oh hi braveheart. i am using avir ,same as yours. i have used avg already and i am giving this one a try.so far, so good but i still run my pc through micro trend once in a while just to make sure , they provide comprehensive search , info and cleanup for some malwares,adwares and graywares.thank you fro dropping by.
1 Mar 07
You can get a paid version of AVG but you can still get the free version, I knw because someone was asking about virus protection and I did a search for the free download as I use it and I found the link and download button yesterday. It seems to be ok and picks stuff up.
• United States
23 Feb 07
AVG still has their free version because I have it installed on my computer, on their website you need to go to Products and then choose Free AVG Anti-virus. It works good especially if you don't have any anti-virus. I had Norton, but it is a resource hog, takes forever to scan and it takes up so much memory. I prefer AVG because it doesn't use too much memory and I don't have to pay anything. Pablo
2 Mar 07
Like what callarse1 pointed out, AVG still has a free version - and it is one that I am currently using - very well. :P It was version 7.1 earlier but recently a big gigantic popup appeared. The language they used was confusing and after my first scan through, I got the same impression as you that it is now charging. What they are saying instead is that they ver 7.1 has undergone a complete haul and the new ver 7.5 has to be downloaded and installed from scratch. This is the exact link pointing to the download for ver 7.5. http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup/avg75free_446a965.exe Hope this helps. ;-)
• United States
3 Dec 10
I always try to have an antivirus protection program on my computer. Most of the time I actually have a couple different ones that scan at different times. I would rather be safe than sorry, and computer viruses aren't a joke. Whoever sits at home and creates them is ridiculous. http://www.limophl.com/
25 Feb 07
hai tiger, i am using norton free version i found it very useful moreover it is the only free versined anti virus which can block trojans backdoor worms all that.my advice is if u dont use all those x and harmful sites then avg is good enogh it can detect small viruses but if u r using those sites then norton is the option