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Can you recommend another great, free alternative Anti-Virus Suite to AVG Anti-Virus Suite?

AVG Anti-Virus Suite 8.5 (check CNet reviews) had historically been a great free anti-virus suite. However, after November 30, 2009, AVG is only supporting their Version 9.0 as they push for additional revenues. No longer will they have the free suite available for personal use.

If any of you can recommend another highly-rated free alternative that would be great.

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14 Responses to “Can you recommend another great, free alternative Anti-Virus Suite to AVG Anti-Virus Suite?”

  1. lizok05 said:

    Hi, I can’t recommend a suite, but a combination of Avira and Malwarebytes’ works great for me.

  2. T-Bar said:

    Don’t worry. Get AVAST. It’s FREE and you can register for free for 1-yr. That is one of the best anti-virus, trojan remover around. We use it on all programming computers and it won’t slow down your computer either.

    Just install it and let it do a BOOT SCAN when it asks. It does it once, takes about 20 min. but it never rescans again because it monitors in the background.
    Here is the link

    http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html

  3. Quack said:

    Avira AntiVir Is a great one that we uses at home and at Tafe. its small runs quietly in the background and fund manny bugs. but it does have a advert when you start up the computer otherwise it is really Great.

    you can download from: http://www.free-av.com/

  4. David said:

    AVG does not make the free version easy to find, but it appears AVG 9.0 is still available for free here.

    http://www.avg.com/us-en/product-avg-anti-virus-free-edition

  5. Moo said:

    i’m using avast home edition . The new version has been released on their website. It s a freeware. You can register yourself on the avast website to recive the registration key . They provide timely updates (small in size, ie. In kb’s. Which s usefull for people with limited internet plans ). It s fully legal n it generates a virus recovery database to report avast about the new viruses .
    To detect n delete malwares on your comp use malware bytes . Another free software . N a powerfull tool to clean your comp of malwares. I use these softwares myself .
    http://malware-virus-spyware-remover-tools.blogspot.com/

  6. Ron M said:

    All of the following anti virus programs are free for personal use. All work very well, but my personal favorite is “Avast”.

    Only run one anti virus program to avoid conflicts.

    AVG

    http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/5390/lng/us/tpl/v5#avg-anti-virus-free

    Avast

    http://www.avast.com/eng/free_virus_protectio.html

    Avria

    http://www.download.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html

    ANTI MALWARE

    Malwarebytes

    http://www.malwarebytes.org

  7. Tom said:

    Both of these are very good free antivirus softwares:1. Avira Antivirus personal you can download this from http://www.download.com
    2. This is also very good Micrsoft Security Essentials.You can download this from http://www.microsoft.com/Security_Essentials/

  8. kdj4718nighthawk said:

    RUN / CLEAN UP

    a-squared trojan remover (Free Working Version for life and Proactive Premium Version) [NOW WITH IKARUS ANTIVIRUS]
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/
    a-squared (a-squared) is a complementary product to antivirus software and desktop firewalls on MS Windows computers. Antivirus software specializes in detecting classic viruses. Many available products have weaknesses in detecting other malicious software (Malware) like Trojans, Dialers, Worms and Spyware (Adware). a-squared fills the gap that malware writers exploit. Automatic updates: In a-squared Free the updater must be run manually. The auto-update feature of a-squared Personal checks hourly for new available updates and installs them automatically. a-squared Free is freeware! You can download and use it completely for free.

    INSTALL REAL TIME PROTECTION SECURITY SOFTWARE / BLOCK INFECTIONS…

    Windows OneCare Antivirus is now Free from Microsoft and very highly rated, Certified and has won the VB100 Award ! Now called Microsoft Essentials…..
    About Microsoft Security Essentials (5* Stars!) (FULL)
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

    Comodo Free Anti Virus Software Internet Security 5* (FULL)
    http://antivirus.comodo.com/
    Free Antivirus Software from Comodo eliminates viruses, spyware, and other malware from desktops and networks fighting against Internet security threats.

    Microsoft AntiSpyware is now Windows Defender 4-5* (FULL)
    [working-freeware from Microsoft]
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx
    Windows Defender is a free program that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software. It features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it’s detected, and a new streamlined interface that minimizes interruptions and helps you stay productive.

  9. Sunbelt said:

    It’s difficult for a relative newcomer like VIPRE to introduce a brand-new version of antivirus software into this very competitive field.

    But VIPRE is no ordinary antivirus.

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    Not only has VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware come out of the corner swinging, but they’ve done it with the grace and expertise consumers demand from antivirus software.

    It’s easy to install, easy to use, and is the lightest running antivirus application we’ve ever seen.

    Really, this should come as no surprise since Sunbelt, founded in 1994, has a track record of producing award-winning programs for Windows.

    With their latest release of VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware, Sunbelt Software is getting rave reviews just about everywhere you look.

    Among other things, we wanted to know:
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    After reviewing VIPRE, it easily captured the lead as the best antivirus software of 2009. Read our full comparison and review to find out why.

    If you’re still not sure, you are welcome to try out our FREE trial for fifteen days, inclusive with all features.

    http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com/home-home-office/vipre/

  10. jean ann j said:

    Avg is being replaced with 9.0.
    It installs over 8.5.

    http://free.avg.com/i/download-avg-virus-free-edition
    If you look around in there, you will find the directions.

    You download the file, from in there, to your desk top.Save it to the desk top.

    If you get messeges, like I did 3 times, like can not find the internet, keep trying.
    I got a pop up for me to download an avg file to download 9.0.

    This can be caused by a lot of people at the same time are downloading 9.0.
    9.0 gives more protection than 8.5.http://free.avg.com/cz-en/fag.pnuid-1254308451

  11. Big Lance! said:

    http://www.download.com... look no further! you can download 2 programs too have as the best combo in the game… you should download AVAST for virus detection… its 2nd too none.. also you can download MALWAREBYTES ANTIMALWARE…. the 2 of these rock together and are free! the malwarebytes tool is 2nd too none… and will remove all things like adware/malware/worms and works in addition too avast…. keep this tool and never delete it! its the best! also, if you cant find the AVAST on dowload.com you can find it at http://www.avast.com and its free! it has resident shield in it that scans while your not even running avast.. its the best combo in the game… i used too have avg and my computer crashed 2x due too trojan viruses…. very costly! so, now that ive had AVAST and MALWAREBYTES… Ive had no issues since! avg was ok for awhile but when certain trojans like the trojan virus downloader zlob hit my system it was over.. AVG did not recognize it and i sat there and watched my computer get eatin up in front of my eyes… i had too pay for a wipe out of windows and a reinstall and i lost all data etc….i tried too quickly go too http://www.download.com and find avast or avira the top 2 available for free and in a quickness… i was able too use system restore and did try too download some new virus programs but the trojan kept duplicating in my system… poof! out! computer crashed… i googled the exact virus and my luck! avg did not recognize it, i was pissed off as the virus was 3yrs old… according too avg they update thier system daily with new viruses etc.. at that point i ditched avg… you should too! AVAST AND MALWAREBYTES ANTIMALWARE ROCKS! IT WILL SAVE YOU ONE DAY… AND YOUR WALLET! GOOD LUCK!

  12. ilknur K said:

    If you Looking Good Anti-Virus i would Recommend By Using Free Avira AntiVir Personal Press here http://www.download.com/Avira-AntiVir-Personal-Free-Antivirus/3000-2239_4-10322935.html?tag=contentBody;mostPopTwoColWrap&cdlPid=10901492

    Why is Avira AntiVir Personal it is Good Than Avast ,Avg,NOD32,Kaspersky, and Norton? Press here http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02

  13. Bacalao said:

    Try Microsoft Security Essentials
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

    It’s a free antivirus that uses the least resources in order to provide you with the essential software required to keep your computer secured. And it’s known to have one of the best if not the best detection rates for free antiviruses.

    IF you don’t like it, you can also try Avira AntiVir or Avast.

  14. Don said:

    Comodo.com from the makers of Comodo firewall pro.




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