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(Solved) - free anti-virus software

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  • Started 2 years ago by LarrySr
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LarrySr
Posts: 270

Are there any good free anti-virus software packages out there?

Posted 2 years ago
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Ted16
Posts: 1952

Probably get a better response on the main forum but Microsoft Security Essentials (which I use) Avast and AVG although not that keen on AVG as has in the past given me some problems. All these are free.

Ted

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Larry if it's for your XP build then so long as have SP3 then MSE http://windows.microsoft.com/e.....s-download
AVG has become very sluggish with XP.

Mike

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needshelp
Posts: 158

Microsoft Security Essentials without a doubt best free anti-virus.

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

New link for US; http://www.microsoft.com/secur.....y/mse.aspx

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nosparks
Posts: 148

This topic is under WindowsXP but is this for the Windows ME your other recent post have been for?

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

nosparks, I moved it to XP, the Operating system Larry will be using,

Mike

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LarrySr
Posts: 270

I am getting mixed reviews on the AVG anti-virus software. I have heard it is good and does a great job and I have also heard that there is a major problem with the current versions. A friend of mine told me they are using free version on their home PC and the paid version on there work PC and both are causing major problem with there computers. They told me that AVG has acknowledged the problems and has even sent them a fix but it did not work. He told me he would not recommend it at all. He also said that if he can get his computer straightened out that he planning on dumping it completely. Has anyone else heard of these problems.

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LarrySr
Posts: 270

Vistamike; thank you for combining these topics. I was not sure where to post this. Is there a way I can get the moved discussion deleted from my profile?

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hArLtRoN
Posts: 766

AVG is very resource heavy. I have always used avast! and MSE, but I prefer to use avast! over MSE just because I like it a little better.

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whs
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At my computer club we got all systems heavily infected whilst AVG was on the guard. And those were XP, Vista and Win7. I would never use it. At this point, MSE is probably the best option.

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LarrySr
Posts: 270

Is there a version of MSE available that will run on Windows XP?

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

There is one version and it runs on XP, Vista, and Win7.

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Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....ssentials/

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