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How do I buy anti virus for my computer?

My computer keeps warning me that i have infected files on it and i want to buy anti virus software to protect it. How do I do it and what are the best types of software?

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6 Responses to “How do I buy anti virus for my computer?”

  1. Samuel Adams said:

    You don’t need to pay for one, you can get one free, but please choose the right one for you (install only one):

    1. AVG Free
    a. A simple interface (easier to use than Avast! and Avira)
    b. Can detect about 82.82% of viruses
    Cons: low virus detection

    2. Avast!
    a. Real-time protection
    b. It has an option to delete a virus once found
    c. Can detect about 87.46% of viruses.
    Cons: Too many icons and confusing user interface

    3. Avira AntiVir
    a. It can detect malware better than Avast and AVG
    b. It’s cute umbrella icon
    c. Can detect about 94.26% of viruses
    Cons: A very sluggish update

    Kaspersky and NOD32 are the best anti-virus programs available if you would like to pay for something better.

  2. joe said:

    If you want something that is bloated and oversized but holds your hand through everything…check out Norton 360. If you want something very effective but that you need to do a little more pro active work with try NOD 32. If you want something barely there and free try AVG. Best recommended are:

    NOD 32

  3. bigberries said:

    I’ve been using Kaspersky AntiVirus for over 3 years now and it is clearly the best Anti-Virus software that’s out there – a lot better than Symantec’s Norton AntiVirus/Internet Security.

    Recommended for you 🙂

  4. Henry said:

    Try using avira antivir – download here
    Then do a scan. It should detect the issues. Also download spybot search and destroy from here update it and do a scan.

  5. Alan1205 said:


    I don’t recommend the free ones. Some of them are quite good with high detection rates, but they will not protect your computer to the same degree as the paid ones. I recommend an Internet Security Package rather than just antivirus – these protect you as you are online and scan incoming emails.

    You can see reviews and comparisons for the major ones at There are links to the download sites for all of the major suppliers, and free trials (30 or 15 day) if you want to try before you buy. Recommend Kaspersky, ESET NOD32 and F-Secure in that order. Have a look at the reviews and see what you think. Good luck!

  6. Albee said:

    You can buy an antivirus program at your local software retailer, you can also do it online. The hard part is choosing which one. I have found that for normal day to day use you don’t really need to buy one as there are several free alternatives available.

    – AVG antivirus is free to download is more than sufficient for your regular internet needs.
    – CalmWin antivirus, is another free one, once again more than sufficient.

    I’ve used both and they are both fine, i’ve had no issues with them and I am a very heavy web user. As long as you have a software firewall enabled (even the default windows one), you should be ok.

    Of course if you run suspicious e-mail attachments and install various web toolbars, then no program will be able to protect you adequately.


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