Looking for a good pref. FREE antivirus

14 replies
Found 9th Mar 2009
As above really, I downloaded AVG which was good but only lasted
for 30 days ( did I download the wrong one? )
Are there any others out there that work well?
I really cannot get on with mcafee which is free with sky it makes
the whole computer run soooooooooo slow ( is this always
the case or does anone use the mcafee? )
Any help really appreciated





you need to click the one on the left (free basic protection)

just a question.. what version of AVG do you have?.. go to help, and find the version number and everything and post here...


I prefer it as it's not very demanding on the system resources.

I've recently switched from AVG Free to Avira:


Works very well, and it now gets better reviews than AVG. See PC Pro, for example.

AVG for me


AVG is completely free so you likely downloaded a trial version of their paid for product.

Avast also do a free AV product.

However as NewBold says Avira is the best free AV around at the moment, faster and more effective than the others

try [url]www.filehippo.com[/url] for a list of antivirus prog's plus the latest downloads!
Personally I use Kaspersky 3 licenses for £14.90

Avira AntiVir Personal for me too

Read this with intrest as I'm having problems with Sky and the Mcfee one too! please let me know how you get on

We swapped to Avira from AVG and seems much better.:)

For a paid anti-virus program , look no further than Kaspersky , but for a freebe Avast is very good , AVG comes second .

I use ESET NOD on a couple of laptops and that is excelent too .I'm using the FIXED trial .

Oh , I dont think I'm allowed to say that !! :-)

Download AVG Free @ Download.com (the AVG website will send you there anyway)


It sound like you had a 30 day trial of the paid version - this is the free one. I use this, in conjuction with Spybot, Ad-Aware and Advanced System Care - all free programs also.

Original Poster

Thanks people for all you help/advice etc.
I will download avg again I think.
Rep left to all for the the really quick help
Thanks again.........
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