What is a good Free Anti virus protection to use?

I would like to find a fantastic free anti virus protection Im using the new Ad Adware 2007 but dont know whether Im keen on it the old one was heaps better Also would Avira Antivir be good & which one if that is the case pls help

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11 Responses to “What is a good Free Anti virus protection to use?”

  1. older said:

    A.V.G. – i have it and like it. they also have avg anti-spy ware –all free

  2. Sultan Emerr said:

    I use the free = Avast = 4 Home Edition – Free antivirus software – free virus protection for home PC: – full-featured antivirus package designed for home usage.(FREE) = http://www.avast.com , and really like it as it has always kept me safe from virus, worms, trojans, etc. avast! Home – Vista-compatible, both the free and paid versions.
    http://www.avast.com/

    I am running WinXP, SP2, 512MB RAM,
    Here is a list of some FREE Security/protection programs, ALL OF WHICH I USE, with the DOWNLOAD links included. They are all free. The only thing I have paid for is the hardware router. Note: [blue]” Anti-spyware programs complement each other. Thats because spyware definitions vary between anti-spyware programs. If you use multiple programs, you have a better chance of catching spyware.” [/blue]: From = Kim Newsletter; 19Jan08 – >> http://www.komando.com/kimsclub/account-newsletters.aspx

    HOUSECALL from TRENDMICRO – FREE online Virus scan and repair = (Check the autoclean box) = ( IT IS OK TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE ANT-SPYWARE/MALWARE PROGRAM ENABLED AND RUNNIBG AT THE SAME TIME) = Download Here >>>> http://housecall.trendmicro.com

    FREE avast! Home anti-Virus- Vista-compatible, both the free and paid versions.(ONLY HAVE ONE A/V PROGRAM ENABLED AND RUNNIBG AT A TIME) = DOWNLOAD HERE >>>> http://www.avast.com

    FREE Comodo Firewall PRO = http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com = “Comodo Firewall, rated by PC Magazine Online as an Editor’s Choice, constantly monitors and defends your PC from internet attacks. It’s easy to install and use and passes the industry’s most stringent firewall “leak” tests. Unlike some other ‘free’ firewalls, this is not a stripped down version but is the full, completely functional product. This free solution comes complete with continual updates that are free forever.” Note – Not compatible with Windows 98 systems. For = “Windows XP – 32 and 64 bit versions. Windows Vista – 32 and 64 bit versions”. Note – Windows 2000 users should download Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4. NEVER HAVE 2 OR MORE SOFTWARE FIREWALLS RUNNING ON THE SAME COMPUTER, as they will conflict with each other. So if you get a third party alternative be sure to disable the Windows firewall, and it is suggested that you do get a third party alternative, an the Windows Firewall leaves much to be desired.
    DOWNLOAD HERE >>> http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com

    + Hardware router with built in firewall + Whenever my cable goes out and I have to switch to dialup backup, I turn off the hardware router, and turn on FREE AnalogX PortBlocker = http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/network/pblock.htm

    MS Windows Defender — http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx = Windows Defender = http://www.microsoft.com/defenderhttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=435BFCE7-DA2B-4A6A-AFA4-F7F14E605A0D&displaylang=en

    FREE SUPERAntiSpyware = http://www.superantispyware.com/index.html

    Spybot-S&D = Be sure to use the immunize feature, and as with everything else, keep it updated. When installing, probably best to uncheck TeaTimer. DOWNLOAD HERE >>>> http://www.safer-networking.org

    and Ad-Aware = DOWNLOAD HERE >>>> http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=506
    + http://www.komando.com/downloads/categories.aspx?cat=Security = New

    + WinCleaner AntiSpyware 5.4, Free protection against spyware =
    http://mail.vnunet.com/cgi-bin1/flo/y/e6oO0Hd7VN0ac60DtCf0E8

    + SpywareBlaster/SpywareGuard – Freeware = http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html

    McAfee SiteAdvisor – Free = http://www.siteadvisor.com

    AnalogX Script Defender- Freeware = http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/sdefend.htm

    and

    http://www.winpatrol.com = Freeware – WINPATROL

    An important thing to keep in mind, regardless of which anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-worm, anti-malware, anti-spyware and firewall you use –
    ( http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/default.mspx ) is to keep it UPDATED, just as it is important to make sure you have all windows critical and security updates +
    http://update.microsoft.com/windowsupdate/v6/default.aspx?ln=en-us
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Browse.aspx?displaylang=en&productID=38DF6AB1-13D4-409C-966D-CBE61F040027
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/downloads/list/webdev.asp

    Note: The way I have mine set is to only notify me that updates are availiable, but to not download them automaticaly. Then I can check to be sure I get just the ones I want. I then click on “custom”, and after the updates have been downloaded I look them over to see which ones I want, then disconnect from the net, disable firewall and anti-virus program, and then install the updates, and then re-enable the firewall and anti-virus programs before reconnecting to the net. = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306525

    FREE Security programs = http://www.komando.com/downloads/categories.aspx?cat=Security

    http://www.dailyrotation.com

    Calendar Of Updates= http://www.dozleng.com/updates/index.php?act=calendar

  3. Mike D said:

    I have always used AVG. I have never had any problems with it.
    http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html

  4. Connie D said:

    AVG (http://www.free.grisoft.com)
    Dont use WinCleaner AntiSpyware 5.4 it is rouge software!!

  5. Gtech said:

    SIMPLE STEPS TO
    DOWNLOADING
    VIRUS & SPYWARE PROTECTION
    For XP

    AVG FOR VIRUS PROTECTION
    AVG anti FOR SPYWARE, MALWARE, ROOTKITS
    BOTH FOUND AT http://www.grifsoft.com or go to yahoo and enter in search box –
    AVG
    VIRUS PROGRAM

    1. FIRST STEP GO TO YAHOO AND TYPE IN: AVG FREE DOWNLOAD

    2. CHOOSE THE ONE THAT SAYS :AVG FREE ADVISOR – FREE ANTIVIRUS AND ANTI-SPYWARE DOWNLOADS (should be about the 3rd one down) CLICK IT

    3. ONCE THAT PAGE OPENS YOU WILL SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF PAGE FREE BASIC PROTECTION AND A ORANGE BOX THAT SAYS DOWNLOAD, CLICK IT

    4.NEXT PAGE OPENS YOU WILL SEE PRODUCT COMPARISON, GO TO THE ONE ON THE FAR RIGHT AT THE BOTTOM, SEE WHERE IT SAYS FREE AND ANOTHER ORANGE BOX, CLICK IT

    5. CLICK CONTINUE TO DOWNLOAD ANTI-VIRUS DOWNLOAD ONLY, CLICK THOSE WORDS

    6. NEW PAGE OPENS WITH DOWNLOADS ON IT, SEE THE ORANGE BOX AGAIN SAYS DOWNLOAD NOW AT DOWNLOAD.COM AND YOU ALSO SEE 5 RED STARS, CLICK THE BOX

    7. LAST STEP, NEW PAGE OPENS, CLICK THE DOWNLOAD NOW BOX AND WHEN THE NEXT BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE TO DESKTOP AND LET THE DOWNLOAD BEGIN, SIZE IS 31.45MB

    ONCE YOU DONE WITH THIS FILE MOVE IT TO A FOLDER IN MY DOCUMENTS IN CASE YOU NEED IT AGAIN

    Now for your next layer of protection download the following also but remember you can only run one program at a time, but each of these will fine things the other didn’t.
    Spybot search & destroy found at http://www.safer-networking.org
    DOWNLOAD
    SPYBOT
    SEARCH & DESTROY

    ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED http://www.safer-networking.org THE YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO

    1. IT WILL LOOK LIKE:
    SpyBot Search and Destroy (S &D) CLICK

    2. CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE – EXAMPLE ENGLISH

    3. AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE WHERE IT SAYS DOWNLOAD – CLICK

    4. LOOK DOWN THE PAGE TO WHERE DOWNLOADS START, YOU NEED THE FIRST ONE IF YOU HAVE VISTA AND WORKS FOR XP AS WELL SpyBot-Search and Destroy 1.5.2 CLICK DOWNLOAD

    ***NOTE
    (For those who are looking for version 1.4 it’s the 5th one down, it does not work on Vista, but does on XP) click download

    5. NEXT PAGE OPENS CHOOSE A MIRROR SITE I TEND TO USE SAFER-NETWORKING LTD CLICK DOWNLOAD HERE

    6. BOX OPENS CHOOSE SAVE AND DO SO TO YOUR DESKTOP OR TO YOUR DOCUMENT FILE AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE
    FILE IS 9.27MB

    Superantispyware found at http://superantispyware.com
    SUPERANTISPYWARE
    DOWNLOAD

    ONCE YOU HAVE TYPED http://superantispyware.com YOUR SEARCH BAR IN YAHOO

    YOU WILL SEE:
    SuperAntiSpyware.com- AntiAdware, AntiSpyware, AntiMalware CLICK

    1.LOOK FOR BIG BLUE BOX ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE PAGE SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS – CLICK

    2. NEXT PAGE SCROLL DOWN, AGAIN LOOK FOR THE BIG BLUE BOX SAYS DOWNLOAD FREE VERSION HOME USERS – CLICK

    3. NEXT PAGE DOWNLOAD SHOULD START AUTOMATICALLY
    5.64MB VERSION 3.9.1008

    ****NOTE
    (if it doesn’t start at once look at the top of the page for a light yellow bar, its basically a security bar, click and choose allow, it usually has to do with Active X)
    If still does not open look on the page under the words Download progress:
    If the download does not begin shortly please (click here is in blue)
    Click it

    4. DO SO AND A BOX OPENS, SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE

    And finally go to this web site for this program to clean up your internet history, cookies, browser history, recycle bin, IE Explorer, etc all the boxes can be preset and basically in 4 steps you can clean computer. It does so well that disc clean usually only will find 32-100MB after its done
    http://www.snapfiles.com go to the freeware section, look for Internet Cleanup, then look for the software called IE Privacy Keeper
    IE PRIVACY KEEPER
    DOWNLOAD

    WHEN YOU TYPE http://WWW.SNAPFILES.COM IN YOUR YAHOO SEARCH BOX THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL SEE WHEN IT OPENS

    Snapfiles – software reviews, download freeware and trial programs – CLICK

    1. WHEN THE PAGE OPENS LOOK FOR A TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE THAT SAYS FREEWARE – CLICK

    2. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN AND FIND INTERNET CLEANUP TOOLS – CLICK

    3. WHEN PAGE OPENS SCROLL DOWN TILL YOU SEE THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE LIKE ABOUT THE 14TH ONE DOWN – CLICK THE BLUE DOWNLOAD BUTTON FILE SIZE IS 1128kb

    4. NEXT PAGE OPENS IF DOWNLOAD DOESN’T START LOOK FOR A LIGHT YELLOW BAR AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW TO OPEN, USUALLY HAS TO DO WITH ACTIVE X

    ***NOTE
    If for some reason still doesn’t start click the blue words click here they are in the middle of the page in tan box.

    5. WHEN THE BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR MY DOCUMENTS, OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE.

    Last but not least do Defrag at least 2 times in a row even if program says not needed, as XP Defrag program isn’t the best and needs to be run more often.

    And also go to http://www.glaryulitilies.com for free registry repair programs
    GLARYULITILIES
    DOWNLOAD

    GO TO http://www.pcworld.com

    1. WHEN PAGE OPENS TYPE IN THE SEARCH BOX – REGISTRY REPAIR PROGRAMS – CLICK GO

    2. LIST WILL OPEN, SELECT THE SECOND ONE – GLARY REGISTRY REPAIR (ITS FREE) CLICK IT

    3. NEXT PAGE, YOU WILL SEE A RED ARROW AND DOWNLOAD NOW IN BLUE WORDS – CLICK 1.30MB

    4. NEXT PAGE BLUE BOX DOWNLOAD FREE REGISTRY REPAIR NOW- YOU CAN CLICK HERE BUT REAL SLOW
    (works on 98, XP, ME, 2000, 2003, Vista) just not 64 bit supported

    5. For a faster download click where it says – mirror here

    6. NEXT PAGE IF IT DOES NOT START IN 5 SEC LOOK FOR A SECURITY BAR, WHICH IS LIGHT YELLOW AT TOP OF PAGE, CLICK THE OPTION TO ALLOW

    IF FOR SOME REASON IT STILL DOESN’T USE THIS OPTION:
    LOOK FOR THE LINE THAT READS
    CLICK HERE IF IT DOES NOT

    7. BOX OPENS SAVE TO DESKTOP OR TO MY DOCUMENTS AND OPEN AND RUN FROM THERE

    or to http://www.snapfiles.com and to their freeware section to find them also.
    (need only one virus program but you may have as many spy ware programs as you wish as long as you run only one at a time, and only one firewall)

  6. SPACEGUY said:

    All free and all good tools;

    PC Tools free antivirus, free, Works well; Note you should only run one antivirus at a time;

    http://www.pctools.com/free-antivirus/

    Kaspersky free antivirus; Note, you should only run one antivirus at a time,

    http://usa.kaspersky.com/products_services/free-virus-scanner.php

    This is a free antivirus tool called avg free, Note; You should only run one antivirus at a time;

    http://free.grisoft.com/doc/downloads-products/us/frt/0?prd=aff

    The free edition of spyware doctor, The best for removing spyware and malware and it finds backdoor trojans and its free,

    http://www.download.com/Spyware-Doctor-Starter-Edition/3000-8022_4-10754824.html

  7. Mark G said:

    Antivir is really good antivirus, I use it with Superantispyware and have no troubles.

  8. Bingobango said:

    I have used AVG Anti Virus, Zone Alarm Firewall, Spy-bot Search and Destroy and Ad Aware both spyware killers for years. They are all free for personal use and I have had no trouble with Viruses Trojans etc. AVG does not slow the system down as much as some other products and Zone Alarm allows a lot of personal configuration unlike the Windows Firewall. They can all be downloaded from the following linkhttp://www.computeractive.co.uk/. On the home page select downloads and then the appropriate category.I also use Windows Defender from the Microsoft site. It is safe to use two anti-spy products but never use more than one A/V as it can cause conflicts. You should run A/V and anti spy weekly. Hope this helps

  9. Keep It simple stupid said:

    I do not recommend any of the free products like AVG, as they are often buggy, and slow performance wise. For less than $50 you can get a professional, feature-rich program like Norton. A computer is like an automobile in that it needs regular maintenance, and Anti-spyware and Anti-virus programs provide you with this. I have a couple of recommendation’s for you. Use the links at the end of this post for good starting places.

    1. Download/buy a good anti-virus program such a Norton.
    2. Download/buy a good Anti-spyware program. Windows Defender is free and quite useful and is available for download from the Microsoft website.

    Norton Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware Link
    http://www.thesecretsurfer.com/product_reviews.asp?id=20

    Windows Defender Link
    http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx

  10. jodie_microsoft_smb said:

    If you’ve got XP, Vista or Windows 7 O/S – try Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s a free download to defend against viruses, spyware, worms, trojans, and other malicious software. This link will help: http://smb.ms/Outreacha6GnA3

    Regards,
    Jodi E.
    Microsoft SMB Outreach Team
    [email protected]

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