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Old 01-03-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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AVIRA is decent
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:01 PM   #3
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Avast is great. By far the best I've used when it comes to hogging resources!
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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MS Security Essentials - Hands down...
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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MS Security Essentials - Hands down...
+3 (I have it on 3 computers)

Barely uses any resources.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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MS Security Essentials - Hands down...
Yup, tis the new non-bloatware and seems to be great and un intrusive.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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ms security essentials - hands down...
this.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #10
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Is it free?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #11
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Is it free?
apparently yes, as long as your version of Windows is legit

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #12
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Thanks guys! Downloaded MS Essentials.. so far, so good!
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:26 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #14
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i dont run a program...havent for yrs.

i do have malwarebytes that Ill run every so often just to check.
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This is a good reason to switch from Norton: http://www.zdnet.com/news/hackers-50...rivate/6342977
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