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    What's are the best ones out there at the moment?

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    I'm a complete convert to Avast. Ditched AVG earlier this year as it's getting too bloated.

    is that one free?

    Have to agree Avast is good , for me anyway and you get a free home version from their site.

    Banned

    AVAST or AVIRA or COMODO or MSET

    Dont go near AVG as it is useless

    Original Poster

    thats good enough for me avast it is cheers

    theres so many links!!!!!!! which one do you use to get it free? x

    microsoft security essentials, its free and very good

    Original Poster

    with avast is a quick scan good enough? or a full scan is needed

    mango850

    with avast is a quick scan good enough? or a full scan is needed



    depends on where you put your downloads.

    Installed things tend to be left @default eg C:\Program Files for most users, so scanning C: at least 1 time a week is a given. Full system 1 per month.

    Original Poster

    thx for the reply

    Speaking of Avast can someone that's using it check something for me please.

    Click realtime shields / then click file system shield, then at the right click expert settings, then click exclusions

    Can you tell me if *.vob *.mp3. *.avi *.mp4 are in there, thanks.

    Banned

    full scan at first then periodic quick scans

    Download Clean & Click mixesoft.com It gives you the option of running checks with your browser.

    Predikuesi

    Download Clean & Click http://www.mixesoft.com It gives you the option of … Download Clean & Click http://www.mixesoft.com It gives you the option of running checks with your browser.



    Would rather use CCleaner for that type of maintenance. Not keen on using browser software
    I also use Spybot S&D (without Teatimer) and Adblock Plus is fantastic.
    Edited by: "MBeeching" 10th Mar 2011

    MS security essentials. I would avoid norton.

    MBeeching

    Would rather use CCleaner for that type of maintenance. Not keen on … Would rather use CCleaner for that type of maintenance. Not keen on using browser software :pI also use Spybot S&D (without Teatimer) and Adblock Plus is fantastic.



    I use CCleaner and Malwarebytes, but once in a while check all is ok with this "cloud" software.

    +1 for ms SE. had no problems and been using it for a while.

    had avast for a while but you have to re-register every so often which gets annoying.

    zurich

    +1 for ms SE. had no problems and been using it for a while.had avast for … +1 for ms SE. had no problems and been using it for a while.had avast for a while but you have to re-register every so often which gets annoying.

    every year

    Microsoft Security Essentials

    thrustmaster

    Microsoft Security Essentials



    +1

    zakdeals1

    MS security essentials. I would avoid norton.



    its microsoft not norton, try reading

    Original Poster

    Avast expires soon. what do i do? uninstall it and d/l it again?

    mango850

    Avast expires soon. what do i do? uninstall it and d/l it again?



    Expires? Which version did you download oO

    You might have to register your email address but that only takes a second.


    Edited by: "MBeeching" 7th Apr 2011

    Original Poster

    i d/l the free version

    paid av- nod32 kaspersky
    Free av-mse avast avira
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