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Old 09-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Seeking Advice on Anti-Virus Software

So I dropped some cash last night and picked up a new laptop. I'm curious as to what everyone else thinks is the best free anti-virus software to run, as well as software to detect spyware.

I'd been using avast anti-virus on my older computer, which seemed to be just fine, and I used Malwarebytes for spyware detection.

Just seeking advice from anyone who may know of better software to run. Thanks.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Well since it sounds like you have a genuine copy of windows, you could use Microsoft security Essentials, which you can download for free. Other good programs are AVG and AVAST, which as you know is a pretty good free AV.

As far as spyware protection, I would recommend sticking with Malware Bytes, that's the one I currently use.
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Well since it sounds like you have a genuine copy of windows, you could use Microsoft security Essentials, which you can download for free. Other good programs are AVG and AVAST, which as you know is a pretty good free AV.

As far as spyware protection, I would recommend sticking with Malware Bytes, that's the one I currently use.

basically this, and to give my opinion on this, I use a combination of superantispyware and spybot search & destroy.

Both of them are free and do a more than effective job at keeping your machine clean

Although I never liked avg, I always felt like they were missing something, even if they weren't

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basically this, and to give my opinion on this, I use a combination of superantispyware and spybot search & destroy.

Both of them are free and do a more than effective job at keeping your machine clean

Although I never liked avg, I always felt like they were missing something, even if they weren't

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Very nice, giving them both a try
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You use the exact same setup as I do; avast and malware bytes
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I have been using AVG free for years with no problems, you even get free updates to it every so often so you are protected against new virus's. I also use Spybot. My computer runs like new. But I delete temp internet files and defrag once a week too.
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