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Posted: 5/1/2009 5:46:35 PM EDT
Does anyone know of a source for free anti virus software that I can download from? Thanks!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:47:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:47:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 5:48:14 PM EDT by ShOcKeRpb]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Spybot S&D

ETA: AVG Anti Virus
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:51:36 PM EDT
Triple A (Pick One):

AVG
AntiVir
Avast!
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:53:37 PM EDT
avast for me with no issues

avg was problematic
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:53:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Avenger069:
Triple A (Pick One):

AVG
AntiVir
Avast!


Were can I find them?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:54:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:55:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VECTOR:
Originally Posted By Avenger069:
Triple A (Pick One):

AVG
AntiVir
Avast!


Were can I find them?


Google exactly as written and click "I'm Feeling Lucky".
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 5:56:18 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Got_Guns:


avast for me with no issues



avg was problematic


I have used both with no problems. ClamWin is another one I have had good luck with.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:15:07 PM EDT
Avira Antivir

http://www.free-av.com/
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:21:03 PM EDT
AVG for years with no problems.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:24:36 PM EDT



Originally Posted By VECTOR:


Does anyone know of a source for free anti virus software that I can download from? Thanks!


AVG is the Cadillac of anti-virus software.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:38:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hero:
AVG for years with no problems.


Me too, until it wouldn't install on one computer and wouldn't update on another.  Oh, and before it stopped updating, the link scanner was causing Firefox to crash.  Now I use Avast.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:45:02 PM EDT
I've used all 3 and prefer avast.

My PC got infected once and actually broke AVG.  I put avast on and it cleaned it, so I've kept using it.  I also have one laptop that already had avast with zero problems and one laptop with antivir...it's ok but seems to boot up a little slower than the other one and their hardware specs are pretty similar.

Also, at work, when a users PC at work gets infected (we run symantec endpoint protection 11, which is crap) I usually have to put avast on them to clean them off then uninstall it.

Maximum PC also did an antivirus comparison.  Avast caught and stopped everything but they said it was a resource hog.  But honestly I don't notice much difference.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:52:03 PM EDT
I have tried most anti virus but AVAST is the one I like! A+++
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:53:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 6:54:01 PM EDT by --bullseye--]





Originally Posted By absael:





Originally Posted By Hero:


AVG for years with no problems.






Me too, until it wouldn't install on one computer and wouldn't update on another.  Oh, and before it stopped updating, the link scanner was causing Firefox to crash.  Now I use Avast.



I used AVG for all of about two days...I put it on my (then new) Vista desktop and I had problems getting it to run properly. I didn't like the user interface either...





I'm guessing AVG has gotten the Vista issues worked out by now (it's been a few years since I last used it), but I like the Avast user controls the best. Avast has always served me well, no reason to switch now....





 
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 6:59:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By absael:
Originally Posted By Hero:
AVG for years with no problems.


Me too, until it wouldn't install on one computer and wouldn't update on another.  Oh, and before it stopped updating, the link scanner was causing Firefox to crash.  Now I use Avast.


Same here.  I used AVG trouble free for years.  Then one day things started fucking up.  Went with AntiVir and things have been A-OK.  The AVG must have been a virus or something.  
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:00:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ShOcKeRpb:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Spybot S&D

ETA: AVG Anti Virus


/thread
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:02:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 7:06:55 PM EDT by BeerPimp]
I use this new one called AntivirusXP 2009.  Before I bought it I had like 219 infections.  I still have a lot of popups which is odd.  









Hah just kidding I know a couple of people that fell for the Antivirus XP or Antivirus Pro 2009 spyware.
Just cleanded that shit off of my Aunts computer.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:15:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2009 7:16:04 PM EDT by Texkaw]
Used to have AVG, then got a virus.

AVAST for the win. Free, autoupdate, low overhead, and it actually works. two years virus free with AVAST.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:17:58 PM EDT
Go to   download.com.  They list several and rate them as well.

Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:24:06 PM EDT
Avast is very robust, yet won't bog down your system.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:25:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
Avast is very robust, yet won't bog down your system.


+1
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 7:31:25 PM EDT
ive been using avast for years without a single problem. free as can be.
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:23:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mcornell:

Originally Posted By VECTOR:
Does anyone know of a source for free anti virus software that I can download from? Thanks!

AVG is the Cadillac of anti-virus software.
 


Cheaply built, overpriced, unsatisfying and laughed at by the rest of the world?
Link Posted: 5/1/2009 10:26:47 PM EDT
AAPL
Link Posted: 5/2/2009 4:29:49 AM EDT
Thanks everyone.
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