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Best COMPLETELY FREE antivirus at the moment?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by dirtbag, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    Seems like all the good ones I used to use have gone paid now. What's leading the pack for actual free antivirus software at the moment? I got this irritating fucking "Vista Antivirus 2011" malware all up in my shit right now and my old antivirus clearly isn't working anymore.
     
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    kappa84 Power Member

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    AVG is a great antivirus.
     
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  3. Debian

    Debian Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Microsoft Security Essentials is free.
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    I use Avast. I like it a lot more than AVG...
     
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    bezopravin BANNED BANNED

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    Another Vote for Avast! Thats the Best Free Antivirus as of now.

    You may download Latest Version of Avast Free Edition from CNET and use following license key. This key is for free version which will be valid for 1 Year.


    Code:
    C20530156H1200A0213-306V3ZDB
     
  6. michaely

    michaely Newbie

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    I think Avira is one of the best free antivirus software :)
     
  7. Burn Notice

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    AVG has always done an effective job for me
     
  8. dirtbag

    dirtbag Senior Member

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    Just downloaded Avast a registered/paid with a one year license, will give it a go. Hoping it keeps on top of things. This Vista malware is the most irritating shit I've ever dealt with. Been on my desktop for maybe 2 hours now, and I'm ready to hurl the entire tower out the fucking door. lol.
     
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  9. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    You need to also install malwarebytes to purge or delete the malware, at least to the point where you can also use system restore to take the PC back to a point in time where the malware wasn't active. The point behind the restore is to backup the files you needed to access. Once you've got the files, decide whether the system is clean enough to resume ops, or to re-format the hard drive entirely.
     
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    I vote for AVG free edition. Using it for the past couple of years. Feel very safe ;)
     
  11. chuapasa

    chuapasa Registered Member

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    My vote is for AVG free edition ***** Me too using it for last 5 years and always remained safe
     
  12. Dn100

    Dn100 Regular Member

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    I use AVG (also tried Avast, just personal preference) but also have malwarebytes and spyware blaster for removal of additional spyware and viruses which AVG doesn't always pick up. Both are free and are definitely worth keeping on your computer should you ever think you may have something malicious. They are not auto protect programs, but can be run whenever you want (I think malwarebytes software does actually have a paid option for auto protect, not sure).

    Can get them from downloads.com
     
  13. RedWolf

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    you can also try comodo free version
     
  14. RandomPhantom

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    Avast
    Panda Cloud

    Both are good.
     
  15. karibo

    karibo Regular Member

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    Cant u just illegal download anti-virus and crack it? I have nod32 and it updates =)
     
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    Nothing wrong with the MS one. Auto updates and the persistent checker uses very few system resources. Its free, easy to get and you never have to worry about it.

    For the record AVG is shite, Avira is worse. I haven't used avast so cannot comment on that but the only one that is as good or better than microsoft security essentials is Malwarebytes but the persistent checking is paid for on that tool.

    I never get false positives from either of these and Malwarebytes has never missed or refused to remove any piece of malware.
     
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    Had AVG free edition for years which was O.K. but now use Avast as it identifies a suspect site in real time.
     
  18. RandomPhantom

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    What's the reason for that? NOD32 isn't any better than AVG, Avast or Panda.
    And when you run that crack without a antivirus-program you can infect your computer since crack-files often contains virus.
     
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    security essentials...is brilliant.
     
  20. womanfcuker

    womanfcuker Regular Member

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    AVAST is the best. Try it , you will love it.