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Kal 01-03-2012 05:16 PM

Free Virus Protection Program?
Hey guys,

I remember a thread posted a while ago about the best programs to install when you first buy a new computer and one of the programs was an anti-virus program.

I am currently running McAfee but my subscription ends this month. What is a good free anti-virus protection program that won't slow down your computer worth installing?

Colombian 01-03-2012 05:19 PM

AVIRA is decent

doogee 01-03-2012 06:01 PM

Avast is great. By far the best I've used when it comes to hogging resources!

sirex 01-03-2012 07:19 PM

I use Avira and Comodo firewall.

both free.

IF you have a legit version of Windows I strongly suggest the microsoft security essentials as it's the best.

Deep 3.2TL 01-03-2012 08:18 PM

MS Security Essentials - Hands down...

radi0activem 01-03-2012 08:40 PM


Originally Posted by Deep 3.2TL (Post 1542084)
MS Security Essentials - Hands down...

+3 (I have it on 3 computers)

Barely uses any resources.

someguy 01-03-2012 09:52 PM

Another vote for Microsoft's Security Essentials. I know it's anecdotal, but I've had it on many computers, and always install it when setting up someone else's computer. Personally I've never gotten any viruses, but that may also be due to my careful browsing habits.

ScotcH 01-03-2012 10:13 PM


Originally Posted by Deep 3.2TL (Post 1542084)
MS Security Essentials - Hands down...

Yup, tis the new non-bloatware and seems to be great and un intrusive.

T.Dot_E30 01-03-2012 10:15 PM

Is it free?

Quack 01-03-2012 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30 (Post 1542117)
Is it free?

apparently yes, as long as your version of Windows is legit

Kal 01-04-2012 01:29 PM

Thanks guys! Downloaded MS Essentials.. so far, so good!

2slow2race 01-18-2012 10:26 AM

my Norton antivirus free subscription runs outs in February.
i just got an email saying they want $69.99 for a year renewal.

from what i been reading, i think i am going with MS essentials too.

SiR 01-18-2012 10:52 AM

i dont run a program...havent for yrs.

i do have malwarebytes that Ill run every so often just to check.

Soul_Rebel 02-05-2012 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by deep 3.2tl (Post 1542084)
ms security essentials - hands down...


hockeyfan27 02-07-2012 11:02 AM

This is a good reason to switch from Norton:

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