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Posted: 1/24/2009 8:22:33 AM EDT
My McAfee subscription is about to expire, and I am looking for the best free anti-virus program.

I am somewhat familiar with AVG, but I am wondering if that is the best, or is there a better program out there?

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:26:38 AM EDT
AVG Free version
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:31:36 AM EDT


Better than AVG (though that is good too) by a small margin.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:36:19 AM EDT
I use Avast.  I've never gotten a virus since I've been using it.  Can't say the same about McAfee.

Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:37:57 AM EDT
avg here/ no problems!
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 8:54:35 AM EDT
I used to used AVG then I switch to AVIRA. it doesn't slow your computer down and the only down side is that it have pop up every now and then asking you to to buy the full version. but man, I really love this program.
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 3:02:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2009 7:29:10 PM EDT

Avgfree is fine too, but I find avast catches more things.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 5:33:54 AM EDT
AVG works best and I use it on 4 different pc's. Make sure windows firewall is configured along with windows defender and your all set. (Been running this configuration for over a year).
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 5:37:46 AM EDT
I've tried most of them..  The best free one I've used recently has been Avast!  I use Avast for the resident protection w/ Ad Aware & Malwarebyte's Antimalware to scan as needed.  I don't remember finding any that Avast! has missed so it seems to do a pretty good job.  None of them will work 100% if the user is an idiot & goes to places they shouldn't or if they open emails which are infected.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 5:45:29 AM EDT
Another vote for AVAST here. It's done a good job for me.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 5:56:23 AM EDT
Avast! or AVG will serve you well.
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 7:05:00 AM EDT
Many thanks for all the suggestions!  I am going to give Avast and AVG a try, and see which one I like.

Thanks again, everybody.

Link Posted: 1/25/2009 11:43:52 AM EDT
Avira AntiVir the best IMO
It is a lot lighter than avast and avg it increased my boot time ten-fold
There is a nag screen when you update but if you decide to go with it i can tell you how to stop it
Link Posted: 1/25/2009 1:17:34 PM EDT
Thanks.  Another poster recommended Avira, as well.  I will also give that a look.

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