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Please recommend a free anti-virus solution

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by course575, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. course575

    course575 Registered Member

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    Hey,

    My one year paid anti-virus solution got expired with the commencement of this month.

    Can someone recommend a free anti-virus solution that offers reasonable performance. Even if there is a trial period of two weeks or so, I am fine with it.

    Thanks,
    course575
     
  2. strickman

    strickman Newbie

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    I use microsoft security essentials and works good for me. Never have had any problems. Detects problems when they arise and can also set to run specificc times and days. Is also free.
     
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  3. syngenetic

    syngenetic Guest

    AVG for sure:

    Code:
    http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage
     
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  4. bluecrab

    bluecrab Junior Member

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    Avast free edition is awsome.

    Code:
    http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10019223.html?part=dl-85737&subj=dl&tag=button
     
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  5. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    Both mentioned above are great, but as long as you know what you are doing online, you should be getting any viruses at all. I haven't had a virus in a year.
     
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    xSubZer0x Junior Member

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    Avira AntiVir Personal (Free)

    Code:
    [URL]http://download.cnet.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html?tag=mncol;2[/URL]
    
     
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    avira

    sorry. didnt see the above post
     
  9. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Avg Is quite good but the latest version is too cumbersome and buggy in my opinion! Avast is ok as well, but iv seen it pick up a lot of false positives.

    Norton I don't like at all.

    Mse is good that's what I'm running at the mo. I'm sure someone told me it doesn't auto update though is that right?
     
  10. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Anyone who relies on an AV and a firewall for protection is living in a world of
    false security.
    Learn how your computer works and protect yourself.
     
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  11. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea nod32 is good. Oxonbeef your totally right! Any time iv ever had a virus, iv had to take manual steps to sort it out - and I sort of share your opinion - but I have also had a virus and not known because I havnt had av installed - which does work well as an early warning system -remember good viruses don't really make themselves known.

    Having said that, where I work we do get customers all the time that can't comprehend how they've ended up with a virus even though they had an anti virus product installed!!!

    :)
     
  12. Gold Hat

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    av software never seem to work properly.

    if you have a problem just type it into google and you will find a solution.
     
  13. DX-GENERATION

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    CA antivirus is the best antivirus for me i am using it since 7 yrs now :)
     
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    I am a big fan of Avast and i run housecall once in a while. But I've been really satisfied with Avast
     
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    anti virus beta test

    Or, go to Panda Security website and sign up to be a 2012 beta tester. It never expires! :D
     
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    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I use kasperspy... I like it and I keep resetting the trial :)