free internet anti virus

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Found 4th Nov 2010
does anyone know a good all round security program for a new computer.
thanks

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Microsoft Security Essentials.

Avast

deathtrap3000

Microsoft Security Essentials.



+1 way better than what i paid for Kaspersky (kaspersky great at detecting viruses but once you have a virus it doesnt know what to do with it lol)
its free just go to microsoft website and download from there
Edited by: "MR1123" 4th Nov 2010

Avast I think as well

supermod

Avast for Virus and Zonealarm for firewall

windows defender, AVG ( never had a problem with it although i know other have) zonealarm firewall

sorry to gatecrash thread is avast free to download ?

skiboy

sorry to gatecrash thread is avast free to download ?



Yep

hmm when i tried it was trying to charge me

skiboy

hmm when i tried it was trying to charge me



avast.com/fre…oad

skiboy

hmm when i tried it was trying to charge me



Just download the free version

thank you x

deathtrap3000

Microsoft Security Essentials.


+1 been using this for last year without any problems. Also put it on my daughters PC the other day as her Kapersky had run out. Did quick scan and it found 3 trojans that kapersky had let through and cleaned them away. Also use Comodo firewall.

Banned

AVAST all the way baby!!!!

+1 for Avast and Zonealarm free. You can also get kaspersky for free if you bank with Barclays.

Comodo Internet Security Premium - Antivirus AntiMalware HIPS and Firewall all in one for free also uses the cloud for updates - been using for three months after an issue with avast without problem. Avast would be my second choice - rock solid (I had a hiccup and looked for something more like a suite) also download Malware Bytes for a monthly back up scan (doesn't do realtime)
comodo.com/hom…php
malwarebytes.org/

Original Poster

thanks everyone, seems good advice all round so will try to decide between the security essentials and avast i think. they seem to be mentioned a lot so will check a couple of reveiws, may take a bit longer to learn windows 7 though!

Banned

inb4 an ignoramus recommends AVG!

comodo is a really good security suite in my experience

bear in mind that the more separate progs you run, the more inpact on your system it'll have, running them all at the same time.

considering you can pay around £10-20 for a 3-5 user full internet security suite for 12 months, the idea of using3-5 bits of software just to save on a few quid ONCE A YEAR is canny pathetic.

it all depends on how much you value the contents of your PC and online ID.
if you dont pay for something, you get no comeback when it lets you down.

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slackrat77

bear in mind that the more separate progs you run, the more inpact on … bear in mind that the more separate progs you run, the more inpact on your system it'll have, running them all at the same time.considering you can pay around £10-20 for a 3-5 user full internet security suite for 12 months, the idea of using3-5 bits of software just to save on a few quid ONCE A YEAR is canny pathetic.it all depends on how much you value the contents of your PC and online ID.if you dont pay for something, you get no comeback when it lets you down.


whilst I agree with you (KS ftw!), I didnt realise you could get compensation from an AV company if you buy their software and get infected.........

you might not get compensation in money terms but with the majority of good security you do get full tech support, some included things like remote access too.
so if you're having problems, you've got somewhere to go complain and see if you can get help.
with a free one...you dont.
cos its free
and its free for a reason, to spread the word and encourage people to try the product, like it and pay for the full version.

if the free product was so great, the full version wouldnt need to be paid for unless say it was for business use.
you could argue that the extra features of the full version are not needed by most or can be replicated with other freeware, but how much more of an impact on your system will having these products have, or how much of an impact on the security of your system will NOT having them have?

its an age old arguement that will continue on here

fact is, businesses need money to survive, it pays for employees wages and R&D into making their product better.

how many real FREE internet security softwares are out there?
ones that dont have a premium version you pay for?

MSE springs to mind, but Microsoft have come up with the product to protect from all the holes and vulnerabilities in their own software, which is (generally) on the machine when you buy it, so they already have their profit from the sale of the OS.
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