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    Best Free Anti Virus / Spyware / Protector Help

    Looking to back up my sysytem and re-install Windows from scratch, so woud like a Free AV programme, and spy/malware software as well to run along side. Used AVG and AVAST previously, not sure which is best or if there is any others that work best.

    Have Win XP if that helps.

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    Avast is great.

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    Microsoft security essentials gets my vote, easy to install, very light on the system, doesn't nag

    Avast is now better then AVG, so I'd say that, maybytes and spybot, then your covered!

    why a free one?
    you skint or is it a principle thing?

    av-comparatives.org/ima…pdf

    shows how well your free ones compare

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    nod32 not free but worth it

    not free but i agree nod 32

    jubbyme;7944079

    Microsoft security essentials gets my vote, easy to install, very light … Microsoft security essentials gets my vote, easy to install, very light on the system, doesn't nag



    Agreed + 1. :thumbsup:

    Free as well.;-)

    I use microsoft security essentials and its perfect for the job

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    iNSOMANiAC;7945109

    I use microsoft security essentials and its perfect for the job



    would that be all I need? just MSE on its own?

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    OoOOOH - our daily thread asking for free AV advice lol

    anything but AVG!

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    You do only need the MSE but you can also add malwarebytes to run the occasional scan with if you feel more cautious (i dont do this), but the MSE is there for your live protection

    I too am starting to become more cautious, so i might install malwarebytes. That Antivirus2010 is a pig to remove if you catch it
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